Friday, February 25, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities #33

The technique of using alcohol inks to alter metal is this week's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. You can see all the details on page 56 of Tim's book. I realized that a book project I was working on to teach for a class at my local rubber stamp store, Your Maine Stamper in Winthrop, ME used the technique on the cover so thought I'd use it for this week's challenge entry. Since it is a book, I of course couldn't resist showing you the inside! The structure is a double accordion made from two 24" folded long paper pieces sewn together in 4 of the folds with a 3-hole pamphlet stitch. By cutting windows in one accordion, it allowed me to stamp quotes on the back accordion and give the piece very cool dimension.

If you smoosh it, you can see all the stamping better. I also played with a metallic silver StazOn pad to do all the stamping onto the black cardstock - very vibrant effect with that ink.

Stamp credits: Donna Downey for Unity Stamps

10 comments:

Kim said...

Oh WOW!! Your book is amazing!! I wish I could take your class! And using the technique on a sheet of metal takes the whole effect to a new level. And I had wondered about the new metallic StazOn--looks like I'll be picking that up on my next outing. Have a great weekend.

Netty said...

Totally fabulous Penny inside and out. Have a great weekend. Annette x

Paula said...

Stunning work, Penny. I love that shade of blue it makes me feel really uplifted!
Sorry I haven't commented in a while I check out blogs in my lunch hour at work but our computer system has been designed to block a lot of stuff to prevent virus etc so I am limited to looking only!

Fabric Art said...

What a great book Penny, love the metal you use on the cover, and your book looks fantastic inside.
Anni

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh so pretty Penny!! Love all the texture and the blue is divine!
hugs Lynn

Janine said...

Hi Penny, what a great work you again made, the colours are also so nice, and the text, so delicate, it is a stamp yes? It looks great, I have to search to that tim holz book ☺ best wishes from Janine

stampdiva said...

Penny I was impressed with the front, assuming it to be a card (before reading the post), such richness of colour then I scroll down and see that it is a book. Amazing. Lynne x

Janine said...

Hi Penny, my leporello pianohinge book is on my blog, thanks for that great tutorial again, I trying almost everything what you made, your are a great teacher. Btw your entrance is now also on "This is also fun" did you see it? Everybody loves it, but heee, your are great so what is new? hahaa, have a great sunnday. big hug, Janine

Linda Ledbetter said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Penny! Not only is the altered metal stunning, the entire piece is just brilliant. I love the color palette and the ingenious accordion fold design.

I'm with Kim-- I wish I could take your class, too!

Trishia said...

Ewwww...love that double accordian structure. I love 3-D elements that beckon you to peek in:)