Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge

March 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

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.

Tattered Flower Lamp


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.

Close up Tattered Floral


Handling the paper was a little tricky.  First I cover the back with some matte gel medium.

Covering back with matter gelMG_2889

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.

Placing paper on lamp


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.

Decoupaging second paper


Before I die cut the flowers, I ironed the crinkles out (as best I could) between two sheets of parchment paper.

Ironing crinkled paper

I thought it turned out pretty well.  Now I’m looking for something else to put crinkled paper on.

Tattered Florals Lamp



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