Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Compendium of Curiosities 2

I love the technique in this week's Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge, and was happy to have the time to play with it.

If you have Tim's book, enameled stamping can be found on page 44. As Linda said, easy peasy, and makes for a beautiful background. I started with two sample backgrounds, just to practice and check out different stamps and colors, though I didn't use either in my finished piece.









I ultimately decided I was definitely ready for fall, so did my background using autumnal colors and Tim's wood stamp.





Here are some details.





The leaves (Tim's mini tattered leaves) were cut from some unused paper from an older project, inked and then the two in the foreground were covered with glossy accents.




The bird (another of Tim's minis) was covered with music paper; his crown with dictionary paper which was inked and covered with rock candy crackle paint.




Mr. Bird is perched on a branch (part of Tim's branch tree die) enhanced with some rusty barbed wire. Yep, you heard right. For those who wondered why I'd want barbed wire and what I'd do with it, now you know. (Big thanks to Gloria and Julie who both have sent me the wire, and I have no idea whose was used here).

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13 comments:

Barbara said...

Love both your backgrounds and also love your finished tag!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

I love how this tag turned out! It really has that Fall feeling. I also love the your background samples. Great job!

Elaine Allen
P.S. Congratulations on your win at Wendy's blog! Lucky girl!

Renee said...

So pretty!

Lori said...

Beautiful backgrounds! Love the tag with the woodgrain, too cool with the barbed wire! Congrats on the win on Wendy's blog!

Elena said...

Great backgrouds Eileen! I love the tag. Gonna have to find me some wire! Didnt know what you would use it for either!

sally said...

Lovely autumn tag, the rusted barbed wire must be the ultimate "recycle"!

Sally

Vic said...

Another wonderful creation!

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous and I love the wire addition!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Whew! This is some GORGEOUS art, Eileen! The backgrounds are fab-- those colors!!!-- and the tag is utter perfection. The barbed wire is genius!

Gloria said...

Hey my friend! So glad to see you use the rusty barb wire in your artwork! Love your tag! Let me know if you need more!

teri said...

That little birdie is adorable, and I love the wired branch. So clever.

Patzee said...

Hey, I was going to say that, Teri!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous! Your others are grand as well, but I love the Autumn one!!! Great birdy!