Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Ruinator I Am!

So you are wondering if I have lost my mind with the title of this blog post, well maybe I have!  You see I signed up for this online workshop by Andy Skinner entitled "The Book of Ruination" and I have been so caught up in learning new techniques!  For some time now I have admired his work, so I was pretty excited to start and finish this project!  Now I won't tell you about the technique out of respect for Andy, but I can tell you that if you like what you see, sign up!  This man does some incredible work and remember any technique can be applied to any style!  Here we go and I will share what I feel comfortable with! 
The outside cover of my paper mache book was done following the technique, which has quite a few layers and a mix of materials!
For the edge treatment, I used Tim's Sewing Room OTE die and this was painted using a mix from the color palette.  Once dried, I embossed and highlighted.  The photo corners were painted and sealed.
All stamps are from Mr. Holtz and the ruler is from his new "Artful Tools" set, which I picked up at the Carson convention!  This was first inked with Distress Inks, stamped in Black Archival, dried and crackled here and there. 
For the box inside top, I stamped the dress form in Black Archival, gave a spray of Goosebumps and then inked with Distress.  Other images were stamped with Aged Mahogany and then given a quick spray with Matt Sealer!
The bottom back of the box, I just stenciled on an image of the dancing ladies.  Not that anyone will see it, but I kind of liked those gals!
This truly was a blast to work on and I hope I did not overwhelm you with an abundance of photos!  Thank you for visiting today and go get inky!

Stamps:  Tim Holtz
Paints:  DecoArt; Quinacradone Gold (Traditions), Prussian Blue, White, Bright Yellow, Tangerine, Mustard Seed, Fresca Finish; Hey Pesto, Delta; Silver
Inks:  Distress; Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, Archival Black
Misc:  Modeling Paste, Rock Candy Crackle, Masking Fluid, Mod Podge, Embossing Folder

41 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Terry - so many fabulous details!

Pam said...

The lid of this box is just amazing!! Love that texture!!

Nicki Mashl said...

Gorgeous! You're very talented!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How awesome- love the texture! Awesome project!

Christine said...

I love this! Sounds like a great class!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Yay looks amazing in your photos. You rocked this technique.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Karin said...

Gorgeous, love the texture on it!

Claire said...

wow Terry, what a stunning project. Love all the texture!
Claire xx

craftattack said...

Beautiful box, love the techniques you have used! Valerie

Buttons said...

Awesome Terry. You have clearly learned a lot from Andy and the results are outstandingly beautiful. Hugs, Jenny x

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, was für eine spannende und interessante Arbeit.
Und es ist dir wirklich gelungen.
Großartig.

Carol said...

Superb a real piece of art work here, with so much technique. Love his work too and you have clearly learnt so much......envious me.
carol Tadden

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...awesome class Terry, what you have created is amazing, loving all the textures...Melxx :)

Kathyk said...

What a fab project - looks like it was HUGE fun (and a little messy too) to do!

Kathyk

Sonia said...

Just wonderful work my dear and beautiful photos of all particular details^_^
Have a sweet day,
Sonia

Edie L said...

An awesome box. Very talented. Thanks for sharing. And you definitely did not post too many pictures. I loved looking at each one of them.

Debbie said...

My jaw is on the floor! Utterly divine! You can "feel" the texture of the cover. Love this Terry! Bravo!

Wishes
Debbie

Redanne said...

Fabulous technique resulting in the most amazing project!

Sue C said...

Stunning project Terry ! It looks like you've had a ton of fun with it ! Sue C x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Seems to be a fantastic class, the results are breathtaking.

butterfly said...

Wowowow! Completely amazing work, Terry - and, do you know what - I signed up for this and had completely forgotten!!! So thank you for the reminder... off to check out some tutorials!
Alison xxx

1CardCreator said...

Wow Terry, this just blows me away! Totally gorgeous techniques, love the results! ~Diane

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow GF, you are such an enabler, I love your work, this class will take you to BIG places!!

Amy said...

This is amazing Terry,so much texture,and so much to see.
I love it.
Hugs

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Terry, Truly amazing. I love all that texture. It must have been an awesome class!!!!!
Hugs Lynn

Linda R said...

This look amazing.. I just love all that wonderful texture. I really admire how you set out to learn new techniques. Way to go my friend.

Hugs~

Mrs.B said...

Wow! this looks amazing - I can almost feel the texture!
Love the way you have combined the stamping and embossing.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, fabulous project Terry, there looks to be some awesome techniques.
Yvonne x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful, Terry,

Lucy x

Martina2801 said...

A big aplause, dear Terry!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at!
Well done!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wowww Tery this is very very beautiful.
Lovely textures ,stamps and colors.
Love it.
Greetings Janny

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Not to sound redundant but WOW, WOW WOW!!

Ira Huberts said...

Wow wow, that is an amazing piece of work Terry, love all the textures, they're fabulous!!! Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

An amazing alteration Terry...gorgeous!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Michele said...

gorgeous gorgeous art! xo

Michele said...

gorgeous gorgeous art! xo

Sugar Lump Studios said...

brilliant! somehow I missed this piece when I was here the other day! Always love seeing what you create!

Dianne said...

Stunning work Pat, Andy Skinner is the BOMB, what an inspiration just looking at it, fabulous job my dear, thanks for sharing...

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh Terry, this is drop dead gorgeous! I so wish I could see it in person... the texture is AMAZING!

Nan G said...

Wow! Yours turned out so fab, Terry! I haven't finished mine yet. My hands haven't been working too good. Hope to get back to this next week! What type spray sealer did you use?

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE this book! Every detail is so gorgeous!

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