Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge #2

This was a lot of fun, Here is my 'A Compendium of Curiosities 2' Challenge # 2  hosted by Linda @ Studio L3.  The sponsor this week is one of Linda's friends Angie Lentz. Angie is offering an Idea-ology Messenger Bag signed by Tim himself just fabulous. This challenge is 'Faux Patina'  from page 58 in Tim's book 'A Compendium of Curiosities 2'

I decided to make a home décor wall piece.  I have called it 'journey back in time'.
Stamps I used: The Vintage Lady by Rubbadubbadoo & the Penny Farthing Bike by Montarga.

'Journey Back In Time'

Altered plain book cloth with Distress inks and various stamps to create a vintage background.  Died some trim & paper flower with Distress reinker diluted in a mini sprayer.  Used a bottle cap flattened with my Vagabond to frame the journey tag.  Then used the Faux Patina technique on both the metal tag & clock from the book 'A Compendium of Curiosities 2' page 58. Stamped the images on with black Archival ink used a watercolour technique to colour the lady in, adding a ribbon flower I died with Tattered Rose Distress Stain.  Stamped BACK IN with Distress Ink and embossed with a mixture of Distress Embossing Powders Vintage Photo, Walnut & Dusty Concord. Then machine stitched it onto another piece of book cloth, adhered it to book board and added the metal corners.


  1. This is a spectacular journal, Michele! So many gorgeous details, and your faux patina work is perfection. I'm so happy you're part of the CC2C!

  2. What a beautiful home decor project! Love the colors you chose for the faux patina technique!

  3. Great journal ! Love the purple color of your faux patina!!!


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