Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CC2, Challenge 2

This week's challenge over at Studio L3 is a technique called Faux Patina, and is found on page 58 of Tim's book. This is a fun technique and one of the things  that I like about working with Alcohol Inks is that if you don't like your result, you can start over by "erasing" with blending solution, hehe.

I didn't need to erase anything here, but I have to say I did get dabber happy--just pouncing my inks all over! To my altered timepiece, I added a very appropo sentiment as well as a couple of mini butterflies. Yep, those little black specks are butterflies! I cut them with Tim Holtz's mini butterfly Movers & Shapers die from Ranger's Shrink Plastic, heated 'em up and shrunk 'em down, then colored them black with alcohol ink. So cute and teeny!!

I am entering this tag in the Studio L3: Compendium of Curiosities, Challenge 2.


  1. Time flies. You did a beautiful job on the panting and tag overall!

  2. How beautiful, Suzan! The misty, magical background is perfect for that winged clock, and your faux patina looks awesome. I love the tiny black butterflies! Thank you so much for joining the CC2C!

  3. Your tag is just beautiful! I love the colors!

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your use of the Faux Patina technique. Your works of heART touch & inspire me all the time. Thank you so much for your submission to the CC101FBGroup challenge.