The Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge is hosted by our lovely hostess Linda Ledbetter on her blog. Each challenge comes from the wonderful book "A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III" featuring amazing products and techniques by non-other than Tim Holtz.
Join us with your creation based on the featured technique and your project could win you an awesome prize pack from Tim and Mario and you also have a chance to win the random draw from our generous sponsor this time: The Funkie Junkie Boutique. All the details, rules and links are at the end of my post so be sure to keep reading all the way through.
Okay, back to the challenge. It's called Faux Cracked Glass and can be found on page 54 in the book.
I painted the wooden base with two coats of Fossilized Amber Distress Paint, then performed the Faux Cracked Glass technique on the glass portion. I used Cloudy Blue, Butterscotch and Mushroom alcohol inks to colorize.
I grabbed some Kraft core cardstock and my Sizzix Tiny Tattered Florals dies and started cutting various flowers. Boy, some of these are really tiny when assembled and very cute!
After assembling all the flowers, I tied a piece of this beautiful May Arts ribbon around the top of the glass dome and tied it into a fluffy bow. It's wired which is nice for shaping.
I adhered my flowers to my glass dome using hot glue. See the darker red ones? Those are Tim Holtz's new Heirloom Roses I painted with a combination of Distress Paints. They are tiny white resin flowers that can be colored with paints or alcohol inks. This is the first time I've used them.
The little bird crackled so nicely, didn't she? She's colored with Cloudy Blue and I touched her beak and parts of her tail feathers with a bit of the Butterscotch.
I distressed the painted base with some Vintage Photo Distress Paint and added the black grosgrain ribbon around it to tie in with the black check edging on the top ribbon. I'm not sure if a cupcake will go inside the dome topper, but I sure like the idea of putting some kind of sweet gift in there for someone special.
This project was so simple and fun and the Faux Cracked Glass technique is so impressive, you've just got to try it. Join us, won't you? Here are all the details below.
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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 The Funkie Junkie Boutique 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!