Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #31

For a change, I got done early with my project for the next Compendium of Curiosities challenge, wherein we are turning to page 47 and learning the paint resist technique with layering stencils. The prize this time is a generous gift certificate from Inspiration Emporium, and I can tell you from experience it’s a great place to find almost any Tim Holtz product you can imagine!

Check out the site for some inspiration by the Curiosity Crew, who always hit it out of the park with their beautiful projects!

I made three backgrounds on tags using the techniques; I usually do more than one when trying something new so I can use the best one. But this technique is so awesome and fool-proof, they all turned out great! So I decided to make all three as a set, using images of sweet Fairy Babies, tissue tape, Tim Holtz stamps and pretty ribbon.

challenge 31 all three

I only have three Tim Holtz layering stencils (so far!): Burlap, Dot Fade and Honeycomb. But they work really well together and I love the results.

challenge 31 left

I used Worn Lipstick Distress Paint for the first step, then Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China inks for the second and third steps. This technique makes such beautiful backgrounds!

challenge 31 center

I haven’t done the ruffled Tissue Tape technique for awhile and forgot how pretty it is. And I think Tim’s scribble heart is one of my new favorite stamps!

challenge 31 right


8 Responses to “Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #31”

  1. Chary Says:

    These are adorable!! great backgrounds

  2. Anita Houston Says:

    You had me with those wings!!! So so so sweet and your backgrounds and colors are wonderful! LOVE!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. Candy Colwell Says:

    Lisa…these vintage tags are so sweet. I love the soft, pastel colors. You’ve done such a nice job of layering the stencils to create really interesting and colorful backgrounds. But they don’t take anything away from the sweet vintage winged babies. LOVE THOSE! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C. ❤ Candy

  4. Rosann Says:

    So adorable and love use of tape (pleated) awesome touch !

  5. cherylspaperartz Says:

    What a pretty set of tags! I love the mix of styles and elements. The ruffled tape, vintage photographs and scribbled hearts combine very nicely for visually interested art tags. Love this for CC3C!

  6. annettegreen264 Says:

    Oh these are all so sweet. Love your color choices. Your backgrounds are great and those vintage images are perfect. Lovely!

  7. Marjie Kemper Says:

    These are beautiful, Lisa! Love your unique backgrounds and the way you unified them with the hearts and ruffled TT. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

  8. candycolwell Says:

    Hi again! Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. It is so good to get feed back on projects you make, isn’t it? I love your work. Your little tags are just precious. I love winged vintage babies and your layered stencil backgrounds are so beautifully done. The combination of the two is a perfect match! Beautiful work!! I can’t believe the challengeis almost over!! Time flies so quickly. Have a great weekend and thank you again for the lovely compliments.

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