I was quite excited when I saw that we were doing “Colorful Layered Fragments” this week for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Linda’s. I’ve been wanting to try this one for a couple of months, but didn’t want to “get ahead of the game,” as it were.
First I have to admit that I do not have the official refillable pen that Tim uses for this technique. I heard a rumor they were on sale at Joann’s, but when I got to my local store (which, in all honesty, is one of the worst Joann’s, inventory-wise, that exists), they had absolutely nothing of Tim’s whatsoever, much less any Ranger products. ::sigh::
So I had to improvise. I used a set of Tsukineko dry felt-tip pens and, once I got the hang of it, cotton swabs! I had to keep adding color to my improvised tools, but they worked fairly well and I had a wonderful time! I was inspired to pull out my smaller stamps, some I hadn’t even used yet because of their small size, and spent quite an enjoyable two hours making a variety of colorful fragments.
The refillable pen is still on my shopping list, because I can tell the technique will be much easier with it, but it was nice to be able to try it right away without having to make a special trip.
That’s Tim Holtz paper in the background, grungeboard letters and, of course, plenty of Stickles!