Happy May long weekend!!!
I know some people are out opening cottages, or even braving the camp grounds…well not this girl, still too cold for me! Instead I’m enjoying a relaxing weekend at home 🙂
As promised in my last post it was time to take a little break from the ‘girly’ themed projects and get my grunge on!
What a better way to create something grungy than using some Tim Holtz stamps and dies, mixed with Seth Apter Baked Textures embossing powders!
Oh not sure what Baked Textures are…well just wait these are soon to be in the store! They are amazing texture, with great colour and endless possibilities.
Taking center stage on my canvas is ‘The Chemist’ stamp by Tim Holtz, along with the apothecary dies. I used Distress ink to colour in my favourite mad scientist.
I cut the apothecary bottles from some chipboard and coloured them with Distress Ink…then the magic happened! The largest and smallest bottle I used Baked Texture in Vintage Beeswax, this embossing powder is translucent with a yellowish tinge to it. The photos really don’t do this justice, the bottles look so glassy in real life. The mid sized bottle (on the right) was covered with Baked Texture in Ancient Amber which is more opaque with a goldy kind of finish! Ooohh I fell in love instantly with these!
This cage light from 7gypsies was the perfect addition, I can see his lab now full of odd and curious things!
Another new to me product I tried with this canvas is Tim Holtz Grit Paste…oooh such amazing texture, and it dries fast too!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my mad scientist…maybe you’ll even let your imagination explore the possibilities of art this weekend too!