Wednesday, 13 April 2011


It's my turn to host this week's technique piece on Tando - do pop over and see what Carol has been up to as well!

We decided to play with masking this week and I decided to go less stampy and more grungy than usual!

I chose one of the journaling block shapes to play with - these are a nice size for a little hanging or a piece of shelf art like this one. I cut a circle from cereal packet with a Nestie to put behind the block and make a stand for the piece, too.

I spray painted my piece black, then used some Tim Holtz masks and sequin waste and sponged silver acrylic paint on there. The sentimenbt was stamped and heat embossed and then I added some cogs, little clock hands and a stamped clock under a glass pebble. The edges and some of the paint were sanded for a more distressed finish.

My dad looks out for stuff like broken printers and cameras for me on trips to car boot sales and the like - they're a good source of little cogs and wheels and although in the case of printers the parts tend to be plastic, you can always treat them to a coat of acrylic paint or Rub n Buff for a metallic finish if that's what you're after.

Time to Stamp and Inchie Style (both CHF, retired)

Chipboard journaling block by Tando Creative
Cereal packet

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Timeworks masks by Tim Holtz
Sequin waste
Clock hands
Glass pebble
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Silver Leaf)
Silver acrylic paint
Nestabilities by Spellbinder (Large Circles)

Thanks for stopping by!


Tineke said...

I saw your work! It is beatiful!
Greetings from Holland, Tineke

Dotty Jo said...

This is great, love all the deatils! Jo x

cookcreateread said...

Love the grunge Joanne! Great card :)

Caroline said...

This is fab Joanne - love how ou have created the grungy look and a good idea with the stand too...x

Kaz Hall said...

Looks fab! Like the monchrome look and of course the grunge!! My dad also looks out for little odds for me ..... amazing some of the gems they come back with!

Laura Tee said...

This is fab! I love that sentiment stamp too - so true!

Rachelxx said...

Great piece Joanne :-) It's good to experiment with different looks ..........

Alison said...

Fantastic grungy art Joanne!xx

sam21ski said...

Wonderful grungy piece, love the colour combo too xxx

Carol Plume said...

what a great piece and what a fab idea about the car boots - must send my Dad out a lookin!! lolxx

Still having a giggle about us both using that cog mask!!

hugz xx

Zoechaos said...

Fab piece gotta love that mask, this is good grunge! XOXO Zoe

Kathy said...

This is wonderful, Joanne - such a lot of textures and details to see. I love those little cogs and the half clock especially

salamanda said...

This is stunning and I love all the bits and pieces and monochrome colour scheme

tracy said...

thats great joanne. good ol' dad on his finds :)

Janice said...

Love all your recycled bits and pieces from your Dad. Nice bit of masking.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Love all the little bits, great work :)

LME said...

Fab :)