Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge
I was playing around with ideas for the Tim Holtz tattered floral challenge and I ended up working with the crinkled paper technique again. It works really well using Tim Holtz’s distress paints to lay in the crinkling, and then add some spray inks later.
I decoupaged the crinkled paper onto an old IKEA lamp I had laying around. Then I cut some tattered flowers from some of the crinkle paper and decoupaged them over the first layer of crinkled paper. I cut out another tattered flower and attached it to some fibers tied around the front.
Handling the paper was a little tricky. First I cover the back with some matte gel medium.
Please don’t look at the mess my studio is in. I really get more of the stuff on myself than the project! I had a real good idea of paper placement before I positioned the paper onto the lamp. This is important because the less the paper is handled, the better. I set it on the top of an old gel medium jar to dry.
First I waited for the decoupaged paper to dry and then measured the next paper to fit between the ends of the one already decoupaged. Then I quickley positioned the second paper and allowed it to day.
Before I die cut the flowers, I ironed the crinkles out (as best I could) between two sheets of parchment paper.
I thought it turned out pretty well. Now I’m looking for something else to put crinkled paper on.
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