Ah, if it's Monday morning it must be time for another Compendium of Curiosities challenge. I have to say, I really do look forward to them each week.
Click on the link above to be taken to Linda's lovely blog and get all the details, plus, that's where you have to go to share your challenge piece. If you have Tim's book, play along. It is fun, it gives you a focus, and it will give you something really special to do every Monday. And, did I mention there are prizes involved as well? Linda explains all this better than I would, so hop on over there to get the scoop.
Anyway, this week's technique is one I do use quite often and was happy to use again. Here is a front-on view of my piece:
(If you click on the photo you'll see more detail)
Now, by now you know that we CCC participants are not sharing the actual technique details, but we can talk about materials and other things we did.
First off, I found a very thick chipboard tag that I ran through my Big Kick inside Tim's "woodgrain" embossing folder. I have to tell you, as thick as the tag was, the embossing was deep and gorgeous. I inked it twice, once all over with vintage photo and then again with walnut stain, hitting only the raised areas with the darker color.
The bit of old dictionary page was inked with rusty hinge and brushed corduroy.
As for the main attraction, the birdie....he's covered with some old sheet music and the crown is covered with a bit of old advertising. The edges of the bird are inked with some black soot. His crown is inked with crushed olive and edged with forest moss. Love those two greens together.
What is he perched upon? A bit of that rusted barbed wire I received from my Montana pal Julie. I attached the bird to the wire by wrapping some linen cord around both. I used LOTS of foam dots to bring all the layers to the same level.
Here's a slanty sort of sideways view so you can see the dimension:
I'm likin' it, and can't wait to see what all my crafty friends come up with for this challenge.