I am very excited to have been invited to join the Design Team at A Vintage Journey for a short time, covering a couple of the permanent DT's holidays etc. What an honour - such a talented team and such a great blog - focussing on the techniques, style and products of Tim Holtz.
The new challenge is Fond Memories - please do hop over to the blog to see the fantastic work of the rest of the Design Team - and don't forget it's all about the influence of Tim Holtz. You can find more guidance on the challenge rules here.
For my project I decided to focus on childhood and school day memories (oh those days of freedom and no work!) - and alter a little burlap panel using tissue wrap and distress paints. There is an example of this in Tim's latest Compendium of Curiosities if you are interested.
I used matt medium to secure some tissue wrap (with memories text on it) to the panel. Once dry I used my finger to blend in several DP's.
I added some remnant rubs (having already planned where my other bits were going).
I also distress tinted an old photo of me as a child. Tim uses distress inks and markers for this - I just used distress inks, as I didn't want to add too much colour. I mounted my little photo on a piece of distressed kraft card and added some little brads and jute twine.
I cut out and inked the edges of some school day bits from my Crowded Attic paper stash - the perfect attendance record, student note book, times table and some rulers.
Finally I added some chit chat stickers and a game spinner, which I had altered with a combination of Fired Brick DP and frantage embossing enamel. Finally I needed a little more Fired Brick DP round the edges of my burlap panel to give it a little more definition and framing.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other projects over at A Vintage Journey.