This week's theme over on Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge (CCC) is blended batik. If you turn to page 36 in Tim's book, you'll find the how-to's for this technique. As always, if you're interested in this book, go to Tim's site HERE - if you order it from him, he'll sign it for you!!!
I've never tried this technique before, but I quite like it! I used this technique, and then added the script stamp in vintage photo DI over the background. Then I used an oval scallop frame by Maya Road - inked the center with Brushed Sage DI, and painted the actual frame with Antique Linen crackle paint. Once dried, I inked in the crackled parts with Vintage Photo DI. Stamped the sentiment in the center, added stitching and "squiggles" with black Pigma pen.
Then added these incredible new flowers by Prima --- I must confess I now feel like I'm cheating when I use a pre-made flower, rather than taking the time to make a paper or grunge flower myself.... however, these flowers are drop dead gorgeous, dontcha think? Lots of flower themes going on this week, so I'll get to the handmade ones soon.
And finally, added this new crochet trim by Maya Road. Such a soft intricate texture - love it! Just arrived in the mail today. I have a feeling this will be showing up a lot in the coming weeks and months!
Lots more to work on this week - see you soon!