Saturday, July 19, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III #7- Painted Industrial

Welcome to another great challenge from A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. Challenge #7 is "Painted Industrial" and can be found on page 46 of this fantastic book. You can read all about how to enter this challenge and ways you can WIN big prizes at the end of my post. But first, I'd love to share my industrial creation today.



This technique is so incredibly easy yet yields the most impressive results ever! I whipped up this wall plague in just a few hours. And most of that time was waiting for the paint and glue to dry.



I had this 5" x 7" wooden plaque in my stash so I grabbed it and laid down two coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. Didn't need to do the center because I'll be covering it up in a sec.



Oooh... I do love this technique so much. I wish I could share how to do it, but that's YOUR job and why we want you to join in the challenge. Discover new techniques, try new things, make pretty stuff! I added a bit of red shimmer tape to separate my two patterns here. I grunged up the tarnished brass plaque with some Black Soot Distress Paint on my finger, quickly rubbing it around the edges.



I just got received my Layered Bee Alterations die and coordinating Texture Fade (also got the butterfly and dragonfly, just love them all so much), so I knew I had to use it today. The bee has been painted with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint after the same steps in the "technique." I added a bit of Black Soot with my finger in a later step to tone down the brightness of the brass. And as you can see, I added some Idea-ology pieces to embellish.



I screwed in some tiny eye hooks and a bit of chain for hanging.



Here's the finished piece again. It looks so cool hanging in my craft room. I surely hope you give this technique a go. It's foolproof and fun!


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Do you have the fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III book by Tim Holtz? (the master of all things vintage and distressed.) If not, you can find one at your local craft store, scrapbook store, or you can get a signed copy by Tim himself by going here. 

You can find all the CC3 Challenge details and FAQs here.  The lovely Linda Ledbetter is our hostess of this fun series of challenges, and all you have to do to participate is create your project, and upload to her site. Be sure, though, to read through all the FAQs so you're eligible to win...

We're working our way through this fantastic book of techniques and tips, and challenging you to join in the fun. This round's challenge is sponsored by the great folks at Inspiration Emporium who have a fabulous gift voucher to give away to one lucky random winner. Also, the Curiosity Crew's Choice scores a giant prize pack of goodies straight from Tim and Mario!

Now get your industrial creative juices flowing and have some fun in this challenge!



82 comments:

  1. Stunning piece Annette!! Painted industrial is one of my favourites. You have truly mastered it on the honeycomb. Just gorgeous. Karen.x

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  2. Annette love your piece! This is very beautiful with all of it textures in the background. Love the Bee! Well done.

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  3. Wow Annette this is such a stunning piece, it almost has a medieval feel to it...wonderful work x

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  4. Wonderful project. Love how you used two different embossing folders on the plaque. Great use of texture and color.

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  5. This is an awesome. I have the layered butterfly die and you have made me really impatient about getting the layered bee! I love the texture you have here, it makes me want to touch it! Really wonderful and inspiring. Thank you

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  6. Wow and WOW, Annette; this is so fabulous I can hardly stand it! I love bees and love crowns; this is such a winner in my book and looks so amazing. You are a PRO! Thanks so much for sharing this; clearly I need to get that bee die, too! :)

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  7. Oh oh I love it & achievable too :-) really now will have to buy that bee !!! Love the plaque thanks for the inspiration as always

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  8. I have the butterfly die and embossing folder, but I think I may need to add Brother Bee to the family! I love your plaque. The bee is exceptionally cool in Tarnished Brass!

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  9. I love what you have created it's ingenious

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  10. Gorgeous! This challenge is going to do wonders for sales of the textured dies. I know I'm off to get one!

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  11. Annette, wow, this is incredible. The honeycomb background is so detailed! What a fantastic piece of art. Thanks so much for sharing. Jean.x

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  12. You are the Queen Bee! I have used the dragonfly die/embossing folder but not the bee...yet. What a cool idea you've shared!

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE this Annette! The shape is wonderful, and love the different texture fades! Just a super cool design, and of course that bee and crown rock!!!

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  14. This is fantastic, I love the beehive background, so industrial looking. Lovely project!!

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  15. That wall plaque is so cool!! What a great gift idea! thanks for in the inspiration. You did an amazing job!

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  16. Don't we just LOVE the bee, butterfly and dragonfly dies... and I LOVE what you have made, such a great idea to use the red ribbon to separate the beautiful embossed pieces, it really draws the eye in and the bee is just fab-u-lous! Anne x

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  17. I love your Queen Bee! All the texture created with the technique is fantastic!

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  18. Absolutely love your Bee and the Honey comb, so amazing ... aah know in your heart you are loved; I love that heart and of course the crown !!

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  19. Very beautiful plaque Annette. I love it. It gives me so many ideas. Thanks

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  20. I love anything bee related so this honeycomb plaque is perfect!

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  21. Simply Fabulous Annette!!! You really rock the insect world!!Your Bee plaque is incredible!
    xo

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  22. What a fabulous piece - I think I want a bee in my coat of arms! I love this technique!

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  23. I love this piece Annette, you have really used the bee to perfection... love everything you have done here to create a fantastic hanging... love it. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  24. Annette, I love this little happy piece! So sweet and inspiring. It has a regal feel to me! Now I want to go make a plaque to hang in my room! wink. You rocked it girl! I loved this technique too!!!

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  25. I love this piece, the bee is brilliant, definitely brought a smile to my face :)

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  26. What a lovely combination wood with industrial painting, loved the result!

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  27. Your plaque is fabulous, I love the dies and embossing folders you used - perfect!

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  28. WOW, Annette!! This could be my favorite creation you've made so far for the CC3 challenge! This is just lovely and such a fun way to showcase the Painted Industrial technique! It is a fun one!! AWESOME, Annette!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  29. I think this is my favorite! I love the background you made and that Bee is just WOW! Great job!

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  30. What a marvelous plaque Annette! love the embossed designs you used - and that wonderful queen bee!

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  31. I LOVE this piece, Annette! It looks so much harder than you say. You make it all look so easy! I love the wonderful bee theme and the textures you chose to add to this piece! Makes me happy!

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  32. Annette...this piece is amazing! I totally love how you've used Tim's industrial technique to create not only that very cool honeycomb background but how you used it to create the layered bee!! I CANNOT WAIT TO GET MINE! I've had them on order FOREVER! :) I love your choice of colors on this. It's a very cool project! <3 Candy

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  33. Love how the honeycomb looks as industrial! Fantastic creation!

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  34. Love the painted industrial look on your plaque. Amazing texture and love your brass and polished steel look. The red is a great accent color too.

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  35. gorgeous industrial look, very creative project and you also a happy owner of a sheltie :-)?!
    Hugs, Kerstin

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  36. Annette, this is beautiful! I love that Bee and how amazing is that background with the two painted industrial backgrounds. Adding the heart and crown on the bee is a great touch! Love this!

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  37. This looks as though its been cast from metal what a fab example of painted industrial.

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  38. Love your Queen Bee and how Tim's technique looks so much like real metal, esp. in your project.

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  39. Love that new die. Can't wait to get some of the mew ones.

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  40. I just love the Layered Bee in metal! The pops of red are just fabulous.

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  41. This is fantastic!! I was idea-less, and just got the butterfly in the mail yesterday...Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  42. I love the honeycomb background that looks so cool. I can't wait to try this one .. you've inspired me :)

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  43. So love the Bee! and everything else about this, love it!!

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  44. I NEED this set of dies and embossing folders. Can't wait for them to hit our shelves here in South Africa. I love your bee. It has such a fabulous glow to it.

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  45. Love your project! It's so perfectly professional and finished looking! Love the industrial technique and how you used two different embossed looks. So beautiful!

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  46. This is stunning,love the honeycomb effect,such an inspiring idea to try.

    Thanks for your London updates too Annette,great fun reading them,sad they have finished now!

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  47. The plaque is stunning. it's so detailed. awesome piece

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  48. Love this plaque, it's gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. LOve love love this works! Absolutely amazing! Wonderful interpretation! BArbarayaya

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  50. Annette, this is so beautiful!! I love how majestic this bee is laid against that honeycomb background. Fabulous. Love it. Want it.

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  51. Ohh wow Annette! This hanging is gorgeous! Love the Painted Industrial so much! Lots of texture too! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  52. Your bee is regal. Love how he pops off the honeycomb background

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  53. Blinkin marvellous! (A bit of English colloquialism for you after your London visit). Nikki xx

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  54. oh boy!!!you all made such beautiful things!!!I think you could sell it so professional looking

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  55. I really like this wall hanging! You did an awesome job utilizing this technique!

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  56. Beautiful work of art Annette! Your industrial background looks magnificent! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. All that wonderful texture!! I love your project!

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  58. LOVE your choice of embossing folders (hadn't seen the spring one before) and the way you've put this together. Jenny x

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  59. Your wall hanging is awesome. Love the technique on the honeycomb. I have the bee and now I'm really inspired to use it.

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  60. Huge improvement to how the plaque started off. I really want that bee die xx

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  61. Love your Queen bee hanging the Painted Industrial technique looks fantastic on the embossed honeycomb x

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  62. Very cool. Love that honeycomb!

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  63. stunning work Annette - the honeycomb looks brilliant and i just love the layered bee. Great inspiration! Hugs rachel xx

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  64. Wow!! This is a stunner :) ..Super details...You've rocked the painted industrial technique Annette!! x

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  65. I love all the layers using the technique on here. It is perfect in every way.
    Jess

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  66. You never cease to amaze Annette! I love the layout of your design and the fun details you added to your industrial background.

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  67. I love this!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  68. Beautiful picture Annette! The texture and color is gorgeous!Have a super day!~kim

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  69. There's a lot of painted industrial goodness going on here Annette! The bee looks awesome!

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  70. What a wonderful combination of the bee and honeycomb. Brilliant!

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  71. LOVE THIS BEE!!! I'm going to make one for my mom....love the colours, really love the foil. Yep everything is beautiful!

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  72. Gorgeous creation, love your bee, and your colour combination.

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  73. Spectacular Annette!!! I just adore the honeycomb with this technique!! Sweet wallhanging. Love the paint colors!! Gorgeous! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  74. Love your bee plaque and how the honeycomb shows off this technique. You always inspire.

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  75. I absolutely love this. Have stared at it for ages and ages in total awe. I LOVE the honeycomb in this technique, it's just awesome. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  76. Beautiful piece it is so well done and I have just discovered the technique and the foil and love them both so much, loved this challenge x

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  77. I absolutely love this, the background is stunning and perfect for the Bee. Wonderful design. Tracy x

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