Time again for Stampotique Designers Challenge.
Valerie is our hostess this week and she wants us to make something old new again. Here's what she had to say,
"Re-purpose, re-use, recycle, and alter - words that are music to my
ears! Is there something destined for the trash heap that you can give a
new art-filled life? Or perhaps you're tired of that old wall hanging -
can you give it a make-over? My challenge for you this week is to take
something old and make it new again!"
I've had this 3" x 3" block of wood laying around ForEVER! I decided to finally put it to use. My sister had sent me a little giftie and the violets paper was used to wrap it, so I saved it to use in my art. I used Golden Regular Gel to adhere the paper to the wood block, applying it both under and over the paper. Then I grabbed my four favorite Roc Nicholas stamps and used Dylusions Spray Inks to color them. I used Bird Lady, Party Dog, Art Lives Here and Stacked Boxes. I used a quote from Tim Holtz's Small Talk, "Trust Your Crazy Ideas." That's what most of my ideas are and sometimes they turn out to be pretty good! Once everything was dry, I applied some new Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium in Vintage to "age" the stamped images a bit. Then I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to further age the images and bring out the crackle effect that the Collage Medium gives.
This little wood block will now become a paper weight! Thanks for this great challenge, Valerie and making me use something that had just been laying around collecting dust!