Friday 11 April 2014

The Chemist’s Concoctions leads to exciting new discovery

Hello everyone - I am writing this post to schedule for tomorrow and it's gorgeous sunshine outside, so wonderful to have the windows and doors open.

I thought I would use a couple of the gelli prints using distress inks for this collaged piece, just to show you a couple I made at the workshop I taught a few weeks ago which lead to my Destination Inspiration tutorial (here).
I’ve used The Chemist stamp set, Laboratorie paper stash, a quote and other stamped elements all by Tim Holtz.
Gelli print made with distress inks and scrunched paper to create texture.
Another gelli print made in the same way but with spritz and flick water and ink over it.
The paper from the laboratorie stack was altered by giving it a coat of watery gesso then some splatters and drips of vintage photo distress ink.
I collected together some  stamped and die-cut elements including a ruler I made using the faux leather technique.
The chemist equipment laid out on the table was painted using distress inks and a water brush.
The apothecary bottle was given two coats of embossing powder, the first in silver and the second in clear, the labels came from the little labels set of stamps.
The mini inkwell and feather ….
… and a pertinent quote.
This has been put in my collage journal.

Well it's Friday today, I am going to pick up my friend Astrid from the airport later and we are off to Ally Pally both Saturday and Sunday, catching up with some wonderful crafty friends and no doubt spending a few pounds as well. If you are going to AP see you there if not have a wonderful weekend whatever you have planned.

hugs Brenda xx


massofhair said...

Loads of everything here, layers, texture, faux leather, stamping and more. Can see you enjoyed the process, fab details.
Love your page!

Enjoy AP with Astrid, have a fab weekend:-) xxx

froebelsternchen said...

this is gorgeous... I love the background and how wonderful all this motifs go with ist --
masterly piece!

Deborah said...

Really like this. The altered laboratorie paper really goes so well with the gelli prints.

Juls said...

Fab creation ..... Loving the sentiment!!! So true!! Hugs Juls

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Brenda, that gelli plate background is just amazing and I love all those wonderful embellishments. Have fun at AP tomorrow - and send up the WARM sunshine. It issunny here but very cold! x

Unknown said...

Love this one Brenda! A great start with the Gelli plate design building up to a fabulous finish! Gorgeous! Chris xxx

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi, what gorgeous backgrounds! And the saying sounds just like me lol. Lovely colours and a great design! I hope you and Astrid have a great time at AP!
Dot x

Redanne said...

The Chemist always makes me smile (big), it is the stamp that got me totally hooked on Tim! Your background is simply stunning with all those crinkles and I love the wonderful scene you have created - fabulous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Rita said...

Love this Alison. The Chemist is on my wishlist as I do like him. Great textures on this creation. Hugs Rita xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

This is adorable, much detail! I am so're doors and windows are open! My furnace is still running, but at least I've been able to get outside to pick up branches. So much damage after this year's winter.
Joyce xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work Brenda, and I love the quote about being disordely! Hugs, Valerie

Nicole Wright Designs said...

Ohhhhh I adore this! The Chemist is one of my FAVORITE stamps! Fantastic project!!!!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic background, love all the images. Enjoy your trip to Athe craft show.

Terry said...

This makes chemistry look exciting in so many ways! I love the post title and so appropriate. Fabulous collaged journal page and those backgrounds are gorgeous! I once did a TV stand with paints and plastic wrap for that veining effect, but I love it so much more on a smaller area. Have a fabulous time this weekend and I wish I could be there! Hugs!

1CardCreator said...

Oh how I love this it just made me smile! Great use of all the various stamps, love all the layers too. Best part is the sentiment, that made me laugh. ~Diane

Jane said...

Those backgrounds are gorgeous Brenda. I love all the bottles and potions, a really great piece. Have fun at Ally Pally, I went last year but can't make it this year..don't spend too much ;0) XX

sally said...

Love it! So much going on :-)

Hope you still ave some money left after Ally Pally!!!


Anonymous said...

A wonderful post.
I am so taken with the altered designer paper, making it your own and also with all the elements you brought together in your finished project.

Words and Pictures said...

What magical backgrounds - so subtle but with such lovely effects. Every detail on this is so brilliantly conceived and executed - that amazing elixir bottle, and the fabulous cutting, and beautifully distressed laboratorie paper. Fantastic, Brenda!
Alison xx

Jenny Marples said...

Oh goodness Brenda!! You've cooked up some fabulous layers in your lab for this. Love it to bits. See you Sunday. Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a smashing creation, fantastic details.

Valya said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! Very stylish and gorgeous! :))

hazel said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love all the layers and the Gelli print backgrounds are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Jools Robertson said...

Fabulous gelli prints, and love how you altered the paper too
Such cool stamped images and a love how you coloured them
Great finished project, so much detail

Jools x

Tincan Crafter said...

I cant beleive that I have missed so much of your awesome work. This is so amazing. Those flowers are to die for!