Welcome to the fifth challenge in our continuing exploration of Tim Holtz’s latest book, A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3! If you’ve joined us before, we’re delighted that you came back for more. And, if this is your first challenge, c’mon in and join the party! The Curiosity Crew and I are so happy you’re here!
Challenge 4 was so much fun, and the participants showed us some truly incredible Layering Stencil art! We have a tough job ahead, picking our Curiosity Crew’s Choice, who’ll receive a fantastic Tim and Mario Prize Package! (If you follow me on Instagram, you beheld the wonder of all the Holtzian goodness!) We’ll be deliberating and discussing all week and will post the winner next Saturday, and we’ll also announce the recipient of the $25 Funkie Junkie Boutique gift certificate. Remember to check back and see if there’s some cool loot headed your way!
This week, we’re rockin’ the Distress Watercoloring, which you’ll find on page 39 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3. This is a fun, simple, relax-and-enjoy-the-Zen-of-it technique, and we know you’re going to create a whole lot of greatness! Please be aware, this is technically a two-part technique (look in the book– you’ll see what I mean. There’s a Part 1 and a Part 2). It’s up to you whether you do only the portion on page 39, or go ahead and work through page 40. We’ll be giving Part 2 its own challenge later in the series.
Before you link up your own amazing creation, please be sure to review the CC3C F.A.Q. for the rules of this challenge. There aren’t many, but the ones we do have are important! If you have questions that aren’t addressed, please leave a comment here and I’ll reply as soon as I’m able to.
Everyone is welcome to participate, but you must work from your personal copy of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3. We will not be posting technique instructions on our blogs, and our participants must not, either. We require this out of respect and appreciation for all the work that Tim Holtz invested in creating this book. If you don’t have a copy, you can order one directly from Tim, and he’ll autograph it for you!
As with every challenge, the team and I will be selecting a “Curiosity Crew’s Choice” winner who will receive a fantastic collection of Tim’s products, courtesy of Tim himself and Mario Rossi, his business manager (a.k.a. Mr. “Behind the Scenes”)! To be eligible to win this prize package, you must visit each of our team members’ blogs and leave a comment there. Your comment on this post counts as your comment on my blog.
All our odd-numbered challenges are sponsored by the wonderful online shop, INSPIRATION EMPORIUM! Joy and the IE gang will award an incredibly generous FIFTY DOLLAR gift certificate to one lucky, randomly selected participant. All you need to do to be eligible is link your project here, and mention Inspiration Emporium in your blog post. You can also get 10% off any order with the code STUDIOL3!!!
We had a blast with our watercolors, as you’re about to see…
Okay, y’all, bring on the Distress Watercoloring! We can’t wait to see your creations.
and the Curiosity Crew