Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Found Curiosities Vignette


Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 1

Happy Halloween, friends! It's time for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie Design Team to share our inspiration for the current challenge, Impress Us! I chose this theme and here are the details:

Who doesn't want to make a great first impression? For this challenge, we would like you to use your embossing folders or any other way you can make an impression on your vintage or shabby chic project. Go ahead and 'Impress Us' with your creativity!

Please stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what my talented Frilly and Funkie teammates have created to impress you. Hopefully you'll be tempted to play along! As always, the Design Team will choose their top four favorites, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

My favorite embossing folder is the Lumber 3D Texture Fade by Tim Holtz, and I've used it time and time again in my projects since it's release this year. And you'll see I used it a lot on this project which started with an embossed panel. I coated a kraft panel with Distress Collage Medium Matte and Weathered Wood and Black Soot paints before embossing, then added Distress Crazing. When dry, I used Crayons in various neutral colors and swipes of black crackle paint.

 Initially, I wasn't planning to make another Halloween project, but  this project grew into a Halloween vignette after I made this panel.  I wasn't totally pleased with the wood grain effect on it's own, but I knew it would work as a great background for some of the things I would be covering it with. Here are some shots before I added the boys and other spooky elements.

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The 'tree stumps' are leftovers from my Bone Collector project. I shaped them into cylindrical shapes and added thick foam to maintain their shape before adhering with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I bet you didn't know that spooky jack-o-lantern was peeking out between the stumps. I tucked in some bracket fungus from my stash, because that's what grows on damp rotting wood.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 3

On the inner top and sides I used a piece of embossed card I had in my scrap bin. I had loaded it with mixed media products and it really looked bad, but I knew it would come in handy for some future project. When I originally made this, I had swiped on a think layer of texture paste in some areas and made impressions with an art tool (the lines in the photo below). I had also smeared on crackle paste randomly. The embossing folder I had used was a leaf print by Tim Holtz--you would never know it to see it now. All this texture really came to life by applying a glaze of Black Soot Distress paint mixed with Vintage Collage Medium, my go-to Halloween secret recipe. The brush strokes almost look like wood grain.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 4

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 5

The box I used was one of four box signs I picked up in the clearance bin at a local craft store. They are about the size of the largest Vignette Box which I am out of right now.  I just gave it a coat of black gesso, followed by a thick layer of Prima Pitch Black Impasto paint on one of the sides. I had previously cut a Laurel branch using the Laurel 3D Impresslit and applied Prima Old Silver Metallique Wax to the raised parts.  I heated the paint until dried just enough to leave a skin. I pressed the laurel leaves die cut into the paint, leaving it for a minute and removed.

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I sprinkled with Prima mini Art Stones while the paint was still tacky. Sadly, the little specks started to fall off when I handled it, so I decided to give it a coat of Vintage Collage Medium to hold them in place. Yuck! Shiny was not the look I was going for!  And the medium hid some of the impressions left by the die cut. This hereby became the bottom of my project. Trust me, this is a very flattering photo (below).

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 7

 I repeated the paint/impressions on each of the remaining 3 sides, but this time decided to sprinkle the stones before I heat dried. I was hoping the thick paint would act as a glue, but they ended up falling off. They did leave an interesting impression, but barely visible in the photos.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 8

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 9

Let's take a look at the details inside the box. The Tangled Twigs die cuts were embossed with the Lumber Texture Fade and tucked in here and there. The boys are cut from one of the Halloween Paper Doll Ancestors. I colored them with Vintage Photo, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade crayons and splattered with Black Soot paint.

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I added some more fungus and an Ideaology Zombie Hand wrapped in Mummy Cloth holding one of Mini Pumpkins. In the photo below, you can see the nice texture left by the Impasto paint being scraped over the edges. The texture is brought out with Hickory Smoke crayon.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 11

A bit of yard waste makes the perfect stem and some goo makes for a gross rotting pumpkin.

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Oooooh! There's that scary jack-o-lantern from the Halloween Ephemera pack! A bit of Laurel is tucked in among the layers.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 13

And a shy owl peeks out over the boy's shoulders. The brass owl from The Funkie Junkie Boutique's large supply of unique charms was altered by removing the bail, painting with Black Soot paint and a few drops of Teakwood alcohol ink.

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BOO!

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I used Mega Art Stones painted with Black Soot to disguise the thick black foam I used to hold the trio in place.
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And now the finishing details on the front. I painted a Halloween Word Band with Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot paints.

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A couple of embossed Laurel leaves colored with Peeled Paint crayon. The Halloween Quote Chip was colored with Wild Honey crayon.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 18

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/found-curiosities-vignette.html Found Curiosities Vignette Tim Holtz Ideaology Sizzix Alterations 19

That's all for me! I hope you are inspired to get out those embossing folders or think of another way you can make an impression on your project and share with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Challenge shares:

Country View Challenges October 2018 - Plant-tastic Laurel, twigs, tree trunks, real twig.
Die Cut Divas Halloween or Autumn  I used 4 Sizzix die cuts.
Scrapy Land Challenge #100 Anything Goes I used 4 Sizzix die cuts.

The following products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


22 comments:

  1. Once again, I am amazed by your attention to detail right down to the fungus! Awesome, awesome project, Sara Emily!

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  2. Oh Sara Emily...I am Impressed, Speechless and in Awe!!! I love all the details and little 'surprises' you hid along the way! Thanks for all the tips...Outstanding! Huge hugs and Happy Halloween my friend! 🎃🎃🎃❤

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  3. Oh my goodness, amazing!! Wow!! Your details are perfection, as always!! Your projects blow me away!! This is spectacular!! Happy Halloween!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. You made such a good impression on me. (I know awful Pun!) But really such fabulous ways you used impression on this fantastical spooky vignette! Creepily awesome!

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  5. Oh I am so glad you shared the in progress shots so we could see even more of the gorgeous detail in the background alone Sara! LOVE all the little touches you've added to make this so special like the Mummy cloth around the hand, the ghostly impressions around the outside of the box and the altered pumpkin xx

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  6. Oh so very cool! I LOVE the hand holding the pumpkin, and that photo of the boys is a fav!

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  7. Wow! I just love this! Those paper dolls and all the texture on the black is so eye catching.
    Kate

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  8. This is spectacular Sara!! The background is simply amazing and I love the 'mummified' hand. The impressions on the outside of the box are brilliant .. I just love all the attention to detail .. smashing project!! hugs xx

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  9. Wow, what a fabulous project. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DT

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  10. Impresionante!!!
    Gracias por el paso a paso, me gusta aprender de ellos.
    Gracias por visitar mi blog, le sigo para no perderme sus creaciones.
    Besos y feliz semana!!!

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  11. I am totally in love with the zombie hand, one of Tim's best ideas IMHO ! I love how you used it with the mummy cloth and the whole scene you created is fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. WOW, this is so amazing! I love all your wonderful textures and details! So impressive!
    Have a nice evening and thanks again for joining us in the 100th Challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Sherrie K
    Scrapy Land DT Member

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  13. Wow Sara, you continue to leave me speechless! What to even say about your creative mind. :) The textures are incredible and the detailing is mesmerizing. Wonderfully done, my friend! I am so happy to be back for good this time and cannot thank you enough for sticking with me! :)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  14. A brilliant piece full of wonderful ideas and superb Halloween imagery xxx

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  15. Wow!!! This is amazing Sara x So many wonderful details to look at and I love them all x sending hugs
    Annie xx

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  16. Stunning piece Sara! I adore evry single detail and your work is full of wonderful details! Zombie hand is incredible! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

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  17. I am a fan of the vignette, and this one is delightfully spooky! So much wonderful texture and dimension going on here, Sara Emily! But my favorite thing is the way you used the laurel Impresslit to etch into the sides of the box. That is fabulous! What a clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Hugs!

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  18. Wow, you work wonders with the lumberand planks! The entire piece is so well done, I am so impressed!

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  19. Wonderful vignette with a ton of texture. I wonder if those lads confiscated those pumpkins from the neighbours - they are looking a tad sheepish.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  20. I just LOVE this! The mummy cloth covered hand, the weathered wood effect that looks like it's going to give you splinters if you touch it (and you WANT to touch it)! Plus the layers, tangled twigs and gnarly pumpkins! love love love love my friend! x

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  21. Oh dear - I've missed so many amazing creations. This is a complete Halloween treat - full of spooky detailing and fabulous depth. Halloween must be a hoot round at yours.
    Alison x

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