Traveling Dandy

Welcome to another Sunday, grab some coffee while you enjoy my post!

Do you all remember my Mad Scientist….well this little canvas which I’ve named the Traveling Dandy is the second in this series of canvases feature Tim Holtz stamps!

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I clearly read a lot of historical fiction, and I just love the term ‘dandy’ so I couldn’t resist calling this smartly dressed man a ‘dandy’! LOL

He’s on his first trip to New York, excited to see the sites, but his train is late!  Ok yes sometimes I like to make  up stories for my work!

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I chose to keep the background the same colours I used on the Mad Scientist canvas, making this a bit of a series.  Oh yes there will be a couple more!

I used Tim Holtz Mini Glob & Cityscape Skyline dies, which again I covered with Seth Apter Baked Texture  &  Baked Velvet embossing powders!  The Cityscape Skyline dies were covered with Deep Sea Baked Texture, while the globe was covered with Lime Baked Velvet, with a bit of Ancient Amber sprinkled on.

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Once again I used Distress Inks to water colour this dandy fellow!!!  On the background I also used a Tim Holtz stencil and some of his Grit Paste to make it look like the sun was setting over the city skyline!

While you’re enjoying this traveler, I’ll be doing some traveling of my own!

Thank you for joining me again today!  I’ll see you in a couple weeks!

p.s. this was another unfinished project…two down more to go!

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Industrial Canvas

We all get excited bringing home new supplies to play with and this weeks project features two new Tim Holtz dies that I added to my collection!

When I saw Tim’s new die release I immediately knew I HAD to have the new Voltage Die, it’s so perfectly industrial. which I love!

I think it also appeases my love of electronics, it was one of my favorite classes in school!

His new Faceted Heart peaked my interest right away too, and as I saw how people were using it I knew that it would be another welcome addition to my hoards of dies!  Yes I said hoards……..if only you knew! LOL

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I brougtht the two new dies together to create this industrial 5×5 canvas.  I started by adding texture to the background with Ranger Texture paste and a circuit board stencil, then covered it with black gesso.  The Voltage die I cut from chipboard and gave it a coat of black gesso as well.

To color the background I pulled out some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot, Broken China and Antiqued Bronze.  The dial of the Voltage die was covered in Tarnished Brass Distress Paint, then sanded to give it a weathered look allowing some of the black to show through.

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I wanted the Voltage die to be raised, and look like I had salvaged it from some kind of electronic device, so I raided my husbands hardware stash for bolts and washers to give the paper straws a good base.

The gears are of course from Love Is In The Details custom laser cut chipboard, which I painted with a mix of Distress Paint and Finnabair Rust Paste.

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I cut the small Faceted Heart from rusty colored cardstock and inked each of the folds using Pinecone ink.  I actually made two and glued them together for a full heart.  To finish it off I added a screw head brad, and chain so it can hang from the canvas!

The Faceted heart is very easy to put together, and gets easier once you’ve made a couple!  I am already planning on using the big one soon!

Now off you go taking advantage of the day to put those new supplies to use!!!

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