Monday, June 14, 2010

It's Raining Tim! Hallelujah! (drizzle)

There's a new Tim Holtz based challenge going on in blogland! It's being hosted by Studio L3 and features challenges from Tim's A Compendium of Curiosities.  The first challenge features the water stamping technique found on page 35 of the book.  I've been thinking about umbrellas and Tim's umbrella man stamp since the Creativity Boot Camp prompt, drizzle, went up last night.  I decided to see how the water stamping technique would work on plaster, and I'm thrilled with the results.  In fact, I think it works even better than my attempt to use this technique on paper, which you can see here.  I put two layers of gesso down on the plaster before the distress inks, and I think that helped a lot.  I can definitely see using this technique to create very cool backgrounds for larger plaster pieces.  Anyone going to join me in this Tim challenge?  In other blogland announcements, Shimelle posted a bit about her summer class.  I signed up already.  Have you?

28 comments:

Amy said...

Yes, I really like this effect Rinda!

All signed up here too - it sounds like a fun class.

scrappyjacky said...

I love the effects you've got with the water stamping technique....must pull my book out and have a look.....a gorgeous piece.
All signed up as well....even though I'm on holiday for part of it....can't resist a Shimelle class.
Going to have a look at the Tim challenges as well.

Sian said...

It looks fantastic! A really cool technique.

I'd like to sign up but I'm still thinking because we will be away for half of it and I did want to do Picture Summer at BPS. Not sure yet.

Julie Shoemaker said...

Great results with this technique, I still haven't tried any new ones from his book. I thought this one was interesting though.

Karen said...

Another great piece; I'm not familiar with Tim's books, but this certainly was an effective technique. I haven't signed up yet, but probably will today.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Rinda, this is stunning! I would never have thought to do water stamping on plaster, but you're right-- the results are amazing! I'm so happy you're doing the Compendium Challenge, and happy to have found your blog, which I'll be following from now on! Thank you for teaching me a new twist on the technique. :-)

Hugs,
Linda
StudioL3

Lizzie said...

That is very effective, Rinda. It just looks "right" somehow. Very lovely!

I have signed up for Shimelle's course... not quite sure what I'm letting myself in for, but what was that "New Year's Resolution" from last September - To take new opportunities when they are offered. So, in the spirit of New Opportunities, I signed up!

Kim Mailhot said...

Wow - you wrapped up a whole bunch of good stuff into this one piece ! The techique is so great - soft and watery on that plaster. Awesome. I love the quote for the Drizzle prompt for Boot Camp too. A great fit.

Cheri said...

Great piece Rinda! Love the colors and the quote. And yes, I just signed up for Shimelle's class too.

Deb said...

I just love the effect of the stamped piece here, Rinda. And I really want to own that umbrella man stamp! I saw it once while I was out shopping and passed it up, and I've regretted that ever since.

Yes...I signed up for Shimelle's class too. :o)

Julie said...

That came out fantastic and I am also part of the group and am doing the challenge! Way to go!

humel said...

Love it :-) I hadn't come across the challenge, thanks for the tip off xx

PS I shall see you in Shimelle's class too!

debs14 said...

Sounds like it's going to be like a school reunion over at Shimelles!
This is a great page, and a very good sentiment too.

helena said...

love the image (and words) off to check out the class

Lori said...

Very cool effect on the plaster! I almost went with brellie man, too! lol Great stamp!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

very nice image! I'm thinking about shimelle's class but won't know for sure until after June 20th. I'd like to take it but don't know yet if I'll have the time

Fiona said...

that stamp is just right for the word prompt. Off to check out Shimelle's class.

Linda said...

The "water stamp" technique looks fantastic on stucco. Something new to try!

Linda

donna said...

I love your piece and thanks for the great idea. That is a perfect saying as well. This will be such a fun challenge.

Heather said...

I love this piece Rinda but I'm not a stamper so I won't be doing a Tim Holtz inspired challenge I'm afraid. BUT ...... I will be seeing you in Shimelles class on July 5th!!! Hooray :)

Maggie said...

Really nice effect something different.

Maggie

Cheryl said...

Wow love the effect Rinda x

Wendy said...

It's nice when all of these challenges seem to come together - sympatico!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

So impressive. Thanks for thinking to do it on plaster; wonderful results!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

LOVE IT!!!

Rhonda said...

I love your Umbrella Man! It turned out really well, will have to try your technique! Cheers!

Tracy Evans said...

Your image turned out really well and I love that sentiment. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

Sherry said...

I love how you've used the technique in a totally unique way - with the gesso and plaster, and it looks brilliant!