So, the Compendium of Curiosities challenge is Tim's altered metal with paint technique, and over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, the topic is LOVE. That's it. Just LOVE.
If you read my pal Lori's blog (she's on the Simon Says design team) you know that she struggled with the topic. We share the same aversion to things that are too pink, too girly, too lovey dovey. But I think I managed to circumvent all that with my own interpretation of the theme. But enough about that. Here's my piece.....a mini magnet board with an altered metal with paint frame. The purpose of this board, which sits on an easel, is to hold your love letters and other expressions of adoration. See how I managed to make it fit the theme? I'm not sure how Director Linda E. and Co. will feel about it, but I say it does. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
The frame measures 5"x7" and I used Ten Seconds Studio rock star black metal to make it. It was cut and embossed with a stunning Cuttlebug folder called Brocade Window. I glued it onto a piece of magnet board, and then attached the whole thing to chipboard (covered with nice paper so the back looks finished).
Here's a bit of a close up so you can see how cool the paint looks on the metal:
The paint I used for the technique is Lake Mist (an Adirondack paint dabber). I also used the technique on the little binder clip, the word sticks, and the embossed heart (also TSS metal), though on those I used Snow Cap and Red Pepper dabbers.
Oh, and to answer your unasked question, yes, there is an actual love letter in that tiny envelope. Yep. Sure is. Prove otherwise.
And, if you haven't already visited my OWOH blog post, please do, leave a comment and maybe win something. And that does it for the self promotion portion of this program. LOL! (If I have a mission in this stage of my life, it's a two-fold one. First, to not take myself too seriously, and second, to encourage the same in everyone else).