Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 16


Here we go with challenge #16. This week the amazing Linda of Studio L3 has us doing "wrinkle free distress". Wouldn't it be nice to be wrinkle free. My fish (Scrollswork) was embossed onto a baroque die cut before doing the technique. I used faded jeans, broken china, tumbled glass, chipped sapphire and rusty hinge distress inks. I outlined the fish with a black pencil and partially stamped over it with black archival ink. I filled in the back of the fish with modeling paste to give him depth, added some black soot distress stickles to his back and made him an eye using " crystal effects". I added some miniature starfish and called it complete.

Next Monday will not be the same without a new challenge but I am glad for all those lucky people who are cruising with Tim. Thank you for looking!

17 comments:

  1. The background really makes him look like he's swimming in the ocean!

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  2. This turned out so cool. Looks like he really is in water.

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  3. Love how you did your fish, great card.

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  4. Love the fish stamp and what you did with it. It reminds me of stamps by Fred something (forget what his name is). I'm taking the extra week to do the one challenge I missed.
    Rinda

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  5. This is so cool! Where do you learn how to use modeling paste?

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  6. This is Fantastic! Amazing Work!

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  7. This piece is stunning. The fish looks very much alive. Love the texture and colour.

    Marilyn

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  8. Thank you, Donna, for visiting my blog. I missed this challenge because we had house guests. Can't wait to see what you do with the wrinkle free distress challenge.

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  9. Fabulously creative piece Donna! Love the texture on the fish & your background!
    Alison x

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  10. This is fabulous, that fish is so clever.
    Sue x

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  11. This is absolutely wonderful, Donna! Love how you have given the fish dimension. The eye is amazingly real. Cheers!!

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  12. Oh WOW!! What a gorgeous piece art!! Just brilliant!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  13. This is awesome! I love your colors and of course that you used a Scrolls Work stamp. You should link it to SW Facebook page.

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  14. Donna, this is spectacular!!! Wow, what a cool, unique and GORGEOUS approach to the wrinkle-free distress technique. The background looks great, and the embossed fish is BEYOND wonderful! What a great idea to fill in the image with modeling compound. It give the piece such depth.

    I love what you've created for this challenge-- it's really special, and you should be very proud of your art! Bravo, girlfriend!

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  15. I love how 3d that fish looks...really compliments the background.

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