Are you collecting as well? I love collections, especially all kind of altered objects. So for Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #11 I made a collection piece. Please welcome my dragonfly from my collection:
The technique for this challenge you can find at page 52 in Tim’s Compendium of Curiosities 3 and is called effect powders. As you know out of respect we don’t publish techniques, so it’s not the usual walkthrough, but that you will know more I give credits to find links.
So my background is a on a cardboard is made with blended batik technique from Marjie Kemper, you can find a video tutorial about that magic here:
I used Tim Holtz’s Altered alpha stamp and distress ink (weathered wood and aged mahogany).
For my dragonfly I used a technique from Tammy Tutterow:
Distress stain colors: dried marigold, mowed lawn, mustard seed and antiquedbronze. Distress ink: brushed corduroy. And finally my cogs made with effect powder technique (you can find it in Tim Holtz’s book):
I applied my dragonfly image on my background. I used art journaling stamp at the sides. I added my cogs and a word band with bards that I colored with distress paint (black soot and antiqued bronze).
And some bonus details: