Wow, #30 already! Over at Linda’s, we’ve been learning all the techniques in Tim Holtz’s book, Compendium of Curiosities, one week at a time. This week we’re learning “altered metal with paint” and let me tell ya, it is super fun! This was one of the few techniques I had absolutely no problems with and it worked the first time out! I love the look and don’t imagine any bare metal is going to be safe around me from now on. 🙂
In other news, I’m currently working on pages for a “fat book” swap called Altered Ancestors, in which we’re to alter an old photo of someone on a 4″ page and use Tim Holtz products and techniques to embellish. We’re to make 11 pages in all, but I made 12. I always make an extra in case I mess one up at some stage. Happily, I didn’t mess any up, so I added some layers and embellishments to the extra and made it into a little wall hanging.
I started with a black & white photo and “tinted” it with Distress Inks, a technique I learned in 2005 in a class with The Great One himself. It’s so much fun! 🙂