Monday, 15 September 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 11 - Effect Powders

I am really enjoying the Compendium of Curiosities challenges and this time around we are shocasing Effect Powders page 52 of Tim's book. As always the Curiosity Crew have some fabulous artwork to inspire you along the way. The winner of the challenge wins a fabulous prize package courtesy of Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi and there is also a very generous $50 prize from Inspiration Emporium .
This time around I decided to create a spooky tea light holder which I have showcased on a chunky ATC. I began by covering the ceramic skull with Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste and allowing to dry overnight. I then painted the skull with Black Soot Distress Paint and allowed to dry and then dry brushed with orange to give a rusty appearance.
I made my skull a funky top hat from black card and then covered it with a good covering of Embossing Paste and allowed to dry completely. This made my hat really strong and sturdy (I cannot tell you how long it took me to make this hat, I seem to be fiddling with it for an age!) and I then die cut pieces from white card using the Graveyard On The Edge Die and adhered to the top hat, applying Embossing Paste around the die cut pieces so that it blended into the background. I also added a Crossbones Adornment to the centre of the hat. Once everything was completely dry I then painted the hat with Black Soot Distress Paint and dry brushed with orange. I adore the texture and rusty appearance!
I sat the skull onto a chunky ATC which also had the same paint treatment and I then added 'BOO' to the base showcasing Tim Holtz Effect Powders technique.
I added a skeleton to the base which I coloured with touches of paint and added a witches hat along with a spider balloon. The spider was die cut using Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Die and again the Effect Powders technique was applied.
From this angle you can see all the wonderful texture, dimension and detailing on the hat.  This piece is so tactile!
I adore the rust effect the powders give to my spider. This will look great on my table in the lounge.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I really appreciate you popping by.

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27 comments:

Scrapthat said...

OOOo ghoul! it looks awesome Tracy! TFS!!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Wow, you've done it again, Tracy. Embossing paste makes this piece so striking! I love how you used the Effect Powders at 2 points on your piece. It gives balance to that particular texture and is very appealing. I always look forward to your work!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

this is awesome Tracy.. wow, Px

Yvonne said...

What a fantastic spooky skull! You have done an amazing job!!! Love how you put everything together! Thanks for playing along with us at CC3Challenge!

Redanne said...

You have done an incredible job with the challenge this time Tracy - I love how your mind worked on this piece - it is just fabulous. Spookilicious! Anne xx

Denise Fletcher said...

OMG Tracy! This is bloody fantastic! Youve surpassed yourself! GOOD LUCK!

Annie said...

Tracy.....I am picking my jaw up off the floor !!! This is so fabulous .........you are so so talented. Very inspiring and Thank You so much for sharing the details too

Crafty Hugs Annie x

Jools Robertson said...

Brilliant! Love your super scary skull and skellie
Super cool texture and colours
it must look amazing with the tea light

Jools x

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Halloween tea light holder is really spooktacular! I totally love your design and how you did it! The skull is awesome and I bet it looks amazing with a lit tealight blazing from within. I also love your top hat that you've put on him. That is really a fabulous look. I can imagine that it DID take forever to complete! I also love your little skeleton and the creepy spider. Thanks so much for sharing this really cool project with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely LOVE this Tracy - must have taken you ages, I can see all the work you have put into it... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

Vic said...

This is the coolest project! It looks like metal! Love the sculptural quality and it might even taste like chocolate! Superb! Love your project!

hazel said...

An amazing spooky project Tracy, I love it lots.
xxx Hazel.

Karen Garrard said...

Oh wow just BRILLIANT Tracy!!! What a wonderful job you've done creating all that amazing texture. LOVE the hat you made....amazing. Love it all. Karen.x

Coco said...

WOW!!! Stunning and amazing halloween project Tracy, I adore this one!!!! The texture, colours and every detail are fabulous, thank you for sharing. Hugs, Coco x

Nan G said...

So cool! Love the rusty effect of the paint and the spider balloon is awesome!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

oooh, this is looking suitably ghoolish, Tracy! I love the dry brushed rusty look - great Halloween make! xx

S@ndy Diller said...

A spooky delight for the eyes. Love the texture and the great color - very scary!!

Anita Houston said...

Crazy awesome spooky goodness here! LOVE that hat...just a WOW!!! Love the block and Boo too! Amazing work!!! Thank you so very much for joining us in the Effect Powders challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh Boy Tracy!! This is FA-BOO-LOUS!! LOVE what you've created for the 11th CC3 challenge! I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do and you're done! You're On Fire!! XOXO-Shari T.

wendy vecchi said...

woohoo! amazing dimensional spooky art!
I love it.

Belinda Basson said...

That hat is just the best! Great technique on the BOO and the spider

Sara Barker said...

Oh! So very spooky and gooey! I love that texture you have achieved, and a fabulous use of the paint! Great Halloween piece!

Lisa H said...

great job!!

Julia Aston said...

AACCHH!!! I just LOVE The effect of the embossing paste on your skull - and your wonderfully designed hat - this is a marvelous creation Tracy!!

Shelann said...

Super cool and perfectly grungy decor!

barbarayaya62 said...

Tracy I'm in love with your skull! Really I'm speechless, all details are wonderful and the techniques perfect! barbarayaya

Marjie Kemper said...

This is fantastic, Tracy. I can only imagine how much fiddling was needed on the top hat, and I adore the way you've done the little witch hat. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!