Monday, August 4, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks Technique Challenge

Are you ready for some techniques?! The challenge chicks are at it again and this week we challenged each other to try a technique from our forum. Well that is where I started.....but then couldn't stop!
The technique I started with was the burnt edge technique by Lisa Strahl, you can view it in the forums HERE.

I am so pleased with this final project, recycling an unused tin. I used the new ScrapblockTM that is being released tomorrow called "Aged Sheet Music". I rounded the corners like the tin and placed this down first.
Another technique you say?...How about the Alcohol Resist technique, you can see it here on Tim Holtz's blog. I wanted to see how it would work with a highly detailed image.....

Here you can see my results up close. Now I have to admit something....this result was after trying it 6 times!
Here is what I learned....MAKE SURE you let the alcohol ink dry FULLY before you do the resist technique. I was impatient and wasn't waiting long enough and was wiping some of the ink away and therefore not getting a clean image.
Ah, yes, patience.....something this technique taught me today.
But oh....the results were SO WORTH IT!

One more little aside, the image is mirrored when you use this technique which I thought was rather fun.

Here is the list of supplies:
Santa's Lap (SEP) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Aged Sheet Music (Scrapblock) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Sentiment (Thomas Kinkade) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Butterscotch, Espresso, Wild Plum, Raisin Alcohol inks (Ranger)
Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters Distress Ink (Ranger)
White Glossy (ranger)
Fleuriste Patterned Paper (Cosmo Cricket)
Snow Cap Paint Dauber (Ranger)
Red Dragon Embossing Powder
Fragment , Grungeboard (Tim Holtz)
Corner Rounder (Marvy)
Alcohol Ink Applicator
WeRMemories Tin I recycled

Now to go and hop around and see what the rest of the CHF chicks came up with for the technique fun. Here are their links:
- Julia,Lisa Silver,Dawn,Kim,Michele,Kristine


Haylie said...

This is stunning. I love all your creations. I'm giving you an award...check out my blog for details

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love this project Sherrie!

shel9999 said...

I know I commented on this in the CHF gallery, but I love it so much I want to comment here too. :) I love how the Santa image turned out!! Another technique I definately want to try! Gorgeous, Sherrie!!!

Shelly said...

Ah yes, the learning curve. I too had to do trial and error with image styles and drying time. I just love the results though. That image you used is fabo, love your finished project!

Silvergirl said...

Holy cow!!! This is amazing!!! Your projects are always stunning!


Deborah said...

Gorgeous! Deb

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