Sunday, 20 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III - Challenge 7

The current challenge on Linda Ledbetter's blog,
is to make something using the technique called
"Painted Industrial"
as described in Tim Holtz' book -
A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III.
(page 46).

I like this technique as it's quick and easy with
good results.

I decided to make a post it note holder and
decorate the covers using this technique.

The covers were cut from mountboard.

 I didn't have any black Distress Paint but
Claudine Hellmuth's Studio paint seemed to work just as well.

I decorated the inside covers too.

 ..... and the back.

I added a few embellishments too.
I love the deep embossing and think it really does
have the look of 'painted industrial'.

There are some prizes on offer if you enter
this challenge and are a lucky winner -

are offering a $50 Gift Certificate (wow!)

and one lucky winner will receive a spectacular assortment
 of Tim Holtz products, courtesy of Tim himself 
and Mario Rossi, his business manager.  (double wow!!)

What you waiting for!!!

Thanks for looking at my entry:)


Meggymay said...

Fantastic covers, love that metallic look. Great photos of the cats in the garden .
Yvonne x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Fabulous make, Sherry! Loving the look! Ingrid xx

Mrs A. said...

Don't know how you've done it but these covers are lovely. They really look metallic. Hugs Mrs A.

Deborah said...

Great make Sherry. It's amazing how effective black paint and a roll of aluminium foil (mine came from Halfords)can be.

Artfully challenged said...

This is brilliant Sherry,I do love this technique as you can cover anything and make it look fab,yay for metal tape!

Donna xx

Candy C said...

Hi Sherry! Your did a great job using Tim's Industrial Paint technique to create this project. Very neat idea...creating covers for a little post note book. It turned out really cute. I like the extra pops of color you've added with the transparent green, yellow and orange circles. I always love metal embellishments; especially interactive ones. So your addition of the swivel clasp and philosophy tag interested me, too. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Алексровер Анна said...

Hello, Sherry! This deep embossing looks really great! It makes illusion of real metal cover!

Ira Huberts said...

That just looks supercool Sherry, always have loved this technique, it does look like actual metal! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Margik said...

This covers are fantastic! I really love it. Great technique too.

JansArtyJunk said...

Sherry, you have done it have transformed a boring little notepad into a super cool little creation...the metal cover looks wonderful!!..and I love all the other little additions, especially the colourful circle embellies :) Jan x

Annette Green said...

Don't you just love this technique? Your little note pad cover is very cool! Thanks for playing along in the CC3 Challenge.

Dodie said...

Sherry, this is lovely. The embossing and pops of color make it sing!

Jassy said...

I love your covers, (I almost did this myself :)) but what makes them really pop are the circles of colour :)

Healing Woman said...

Love this technique. The journal covers are so very rich looking and almost look like steel! Very clever idea and tutorial. Thanks so much for showing.

Jackie said...

Wow, it looks fabulous! I haven't worked with metal for a while - must did some out and have a go. Jx

Kim said...

This is great! I love the old bingo markers, great way to add color.

sherry from sherryspickings said...

this is fabulous sherry. how clever are you!:)

Ruby Craft said...

I agree with what Candy C said. I really enjoyed looking at all the little additions to your cover.

Angela Radford said...

This is a great idea for a cover.
I have used this tape before. I made BP with it (my pet Robot). I am sorry because I thought I had already been over and left a comment but I must have looked at the post on my blog list, anyway I'm here now and glad I did because the project is lovely.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Giggles said...

Absolutely stunning piece!! I love how this turned out! Very unique!!
Thanks for sharing your process!

Hugs Giggles

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful cover you made for your post its! love the embossing folder you used and the lovely circles of color added!

Chary Deiling said...

Your project is beautiful. I love the combination of the circle embossing folder with the pop of color.