Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Today I have a card that was a lot of fun to make. The background is done using Tim Holtz's Painted Industrial technique from p. 46 of his book Compendium of Curiosities III. I won't go into detail since the info is available in Tim's book, but I will say that I love the Steampunk type effect that it gives. I used my favorite science man stamp from Tim's collection as well as his shadowpress sentiment and woodgrain stamp. There is some tissue tape along the background. The bottles are die cut from shrink plastic, colored using alcohol inks, and then shrunk. (Shelly Hickox used shrink plastic with these bottles in one of her projects a while back which gave me the idea.). Who knows what our scientist will invent today.

My card is being entered into these challenges: Compendium of Curiosities 3 (sponsored this challenge by the wonderful Inspiration Emporium) --painted industrial technique, p. 46; and SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge -- Inventors & Inventions.


Anita Houston said...

Wonderful card! Love the background with this guy...just perfect! Thank you so much for joining us in our metalicious challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Candy C said...

Barbara...your card is such a great example of a masculine card and how you can incorporate Tim's painted industrial technique into the background. Paired with the chemist, this makes for a wonderful design! Love the shrink plastic bottles, too! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Meresanth said...

Great work! It gives the impression of so much dimension... Love the bottles at the front!
Thank you for joining our challenge at SanDee&amelie's! :)

Yvonne said...

What a cool masculine card! Love how you used the Painted Industrial technique as your background to highlight the going's on of the card. Thanks for sharing,.