Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tim's Pumpkin, My Butterfly

Ranger challenged their Artists to alter a craft store pumpkin. Tim altered his using Inkssentials adhesive backed foil and alcohol inks. His pumpkin is absolutely amazing. You can see it on his blog here or the Ranger blog here. I advise you to click on the link to his blog because it has a step by step tutorial and once you've finished checking out his pumpkin you can click on Main at the top of the page which will take you to his current post and then you can check out the Quirky Turkeys he made from Rosettes along with a step by step tutorial and video on how to make the rosettes and then scroll down to his next post to see beautiful shimmery fall leaves he's created using glassine paper with alcohol inks and metallic mixatives. The man is a genius.

What you see here is a butterfly I made from one of his grungeboard butterflies covered with the foil and running it through my Big Shot with the Regal Flourishes embossing folder. Then I dripped on alcohol inks letting them dry between colors and although you can't see it here direct to foil Archival jet black ink on the raised areas. It really accents the alcohol inks. The body of the butterfly is a stick pen from Making Memories also covered in alcohol ink and everything is connected with wire and tiny attacher staples. I'm thinking about entering it in the Grungy Monday challenge this week at Studio L3 because this is the Tim Holtz technique she is challenging us to try. She has a fantastic prize this week so I want to work on this a little more before I enter it and get a better picture too. Wish me luck! You know you still have time to work on a project if you want to enter one. In case you do I'll wish you luck!

1 comment:

Marjie Kemper said...

Wowza! Your butterfly is fantastic. I'm working on something too... just need to do more T-day prep first. Congrats on this - it's stunning.

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