Saturday, May 2, 2009

THIS post is a little FRAGMENTED!!!

Just a quick one to FINALLY share the wonderful project from the class I took with Mr. Tim Holtz last month. It took ME a while to decide how to make it "my own!" Not that it wasn't FABULOUS the way Tim had us do it, but with all those interesting little fragments, each one an exciting, artsy opportunity for creating and showcasing all things "eye candy", crafty and delightful... It was just too wonderful of a piece not to make it a little more "me!" I'm definitely planning to hang it on the wall of Scrapland! It's not going into the "vault" of old CKU & assorted class projects that never received that final "stamp" of my vision and style... So here!


Most of the images and ephemera were from the LOADED sack of supplies that came with the course materials, but where I had some empty "fragments" I saved them for more personal images! There is a tiny shot of my hubster and me, the night we "cut the cake" together as man and wife...

What's an authentic "E-stir" project without some form of metal or faux metal "star"...?

In the class we tried many techniques for filling the fragments! We made a lot of packing tape transfers did some alcohol ink techniques and even embossed! Very cool!



One thing to note when adhering images to fragments is that Ranger's "classy accents", crystal effects, whatever clear glue you use, can and most likely, will lift ink off printed material, unless it's properly treated or created. Ink jet photos, etc. will disappear as it dries. Printed paper, especially that for scrapbooking and card making works wonderfully. We used all kinds of cool ephemera paper from Design Originals, but colored copies made from commercial grade printers such as Kinkos, etc. DO work wonderfully glued or transferred. I had some scrap picts. that I'd printed at Kinkos from just after our wedding a LONG time ago! I just used two little things to enrich the "personal" quality of the mirror frame, but it wasn't to make it about THAT.... just images that inspire me!


I know that I've been going on and on about that silly class I took with Mr. Holtz... Sorry if you're tired of it. I'll tone it down NOW that I have finally finished the project! If you EVER have a chance to take one of Tim's classes (as if you didn't know this already!!!) I say DO IT! Sign up, even if it's in a town a little farther down the road than you're comfortable with! Even if you have to get a hotel room when you get there! Tim is the kind of teacher we all are in our heads, but he's real and he has his hands right here on the materials that we dream of using and gives us reason to "play", unashamed and uninhibited! Not to say that there aren't other WONDERFUL teachers on local and national levels: THERE ARE! But this man shared something in his class that I hadn't received as genuinely, in a long time, in that type of environment: INSPIRATION.

8 comments:

Karen said...

Elise, I'm so glad that Inspiration came and danced in your ear as you watched Tim and played! I LOVE the finished product and I'll bet you'll feel that fire of inspiration everytime you look at it!

Rosemary said...

What an incredibly cool project!! I love how you put the little touches of your life in and amongst all the other "bits and pieces". Fabulous! I hope I do get a chance to take a T!m calls. I was eyeing those Fragments, again, at Micheals. Maybe some day....

Dana said...

Inspiration...I'll say! BTW, don't lose the Tim bubble you have been living in...I think it suits you just right! I am glad you shared your project and I absolutely LOVE that you put the little photo memoir of you and hubs in the middle of all that artsy glory. Quite romantic of you! :)

Dina said...

Holy moly, that is fantastic! Hey, you won my drawing for the $15 Hambly gift certificate...woot!

Carla said...

This is an absolute treasure. I know we all visit each other's blog and say incredibly flattering things about each other's papercrafts, but face it, most of them are here today, gone tomorrow. This is a project that will be cherished. Amazing!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that is one awesome project!

tg said...

Those fragments are great. I can't wait to see how they make it into all your designs!

Monique H said...

Absoutely stunning .. I know it's going to look just perfect hanging on the wall!