So we are on week #3 of the Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge, and this week's technique is "Marbled Stains," found on page 46 of the book.
I first learned this technique during our wonderful online class with Tim Holtz, Creative Chemistry 101, and now that I have had a little more practice with it, I am getting better at it. The trick for me is to use LOTS of white!!
So for this little card, after I did the marbling, I ran the cardstock through my trusty Vagabond using Tim Holtz's music texture fade. Then I inked the raised areas with some blues and browns.
I made the branch and birds with Tim's Bird Branch die; I inked and embossed the branch with some Distress embossing powders. I also embossed the phrasing in black on a couple of banners from Tim's Tattered Banners die. A few embellishments from my stash and some custom-dyed trimmings complete my card!
Many thanks to Linda at Studio L3 for these weekly doses of fun, and a shout-out this week to eclectic Paperie for sponsoring this week's challenge!
I am entering this card in the following challenges: