Thursday, 29 April 2010

My Tim Holtz inspired Collage piece....

So, having spent months admiring other peoples collage pieces and distress ink creation I finally made one myself and may I say I'm really pleased with it.
I used one of them cheap ikea mirrors, only £1.19, perfect for altering. I cut up all the little squares and rectangles from white card and then inked them in either mustard seed or scattered straw. Then I worked over the top with aged mahogany and inked all the edges with black soot. It's amazing how every piece turned out so different with just the 3 colours on each. I then randomly stamped images in mainly black soot and a few in aged mahogany. It took a while to assemble the whole thing but worth the while I think.

I then added some embellishments on top. My favourite being the little copper butterflies.
Around the edges of the mirror I stamped random words using the Hero Arts Fanciful swirl Alphabet.

I went with the "Free as a bird" challenge theme over on
Ink on my fingers (great blog, check it out!!). It's the first time I'm entering the challenge there but it's been a fun one and I hope to be back for more.


  1. Amazing ART! Love this loads, needing to get me some of those mirrors!! thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Fantastic distressing, I actually went on a course with TIM HOLTZ himself on a retailers day in Birmingham.MMMM lovely guy.I think he would be blown away with your beautiful creation. xx

  3. Wow!!! It`s very beautiful work!!!

  4. Wonderful! I bought a couple of those mirrors recently and am still trying to decide how to alter them. You have given me some great inspiration here!