....a Tim Holtz technique
Oh yeah, I can do that! The Simon Says weekly challenge couldn't be more appropriate, as all of we Holtz addicts are coming off twelve fabulous days of Tim techniques, and wondering what to do next.
One that I particularly love is called chipped enamel and it is perfect for transforming the look of any metal object. It makes a great embellishment for a card or tag or scrapbook page, but I most like to use it to create jewelry.
I used it on a variety of Tim's idea-ology pieces....a keyhole base, three foliage items, and a hitch fastener, to make this necklace:
The distress embossing powders I used were: antique linen on the base, shabby shutters on the leaves, faded jeans on one flower, broken china on the other (there are two, one of top of the other, which you can see better in person than in the photo), and for the flower center, the hitch fastener was embossed with mustard seed. The fastener actually holds all the flower elements together, and I used multi medium to adhere the flower to the base. (That stuff might take a while to dry, but it is strong!)
So, the 12 Tags of Christmas marathon might be over, but I still was able to get my Tim-fix in today. Tune in tomorrow for a little something for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge.