Tuesday, April 29, 2014

For CC#3 Challenge #1 Paint Marbling

Here goes: 
Thank you to the Inspiration Emporium for offering a $50 dollar 
Gift Certificate for the first CC#3 Challenge.  
They are sponsoring challenge #1, and all the odd
number challenges as well. One can also use the code CC3C for 
a 10% discount at the store for the duration of this challenge.
The compendium of Curiosities #3 Challenge is sponsored by The Funkie
Junkie Boutique, and the Inspiration Emporium. I can personally say both of 
these shops are awesome to purchase from. Having purchased from both
myself they provide the upmost care in service!  A big thank you to 
Tim and Mario for all their goodies as well!!

I have to say when I started my project for the Paint Marbling 
didn't have a clear idea or how it was going to turn out other than I 
started with a small vision of the little boat at sea. The twosome in 
the boat is my Grandmother and Father.  This was taken 
up at Lake Co. near Forest Lake back in the day.  I did four separate 
sheets of the the chosen colors I used for background onto Ranger Watercolour 
card stock.  I did cut individual pieces to border the inside of the small framing 
to keep with the theme and to show the marbling effect I achieved. 
The wave is made from the water color paper I used the marbling technique on.
I used the sun stencil by Tim Holtz for background behind the chosen picture.
I took the canvas off a Tim Holtz Canvas and simply used the wood for my framing.

The border is done in Alcohol inks to match the inside.
I used the new Tim Holtz Ideaology Frame and Star Trim.
I used the Shells and Starfish from Graphic 45 By the Sea Paper.
The little embellishments hanging on the pic are from Tim Holtz.
As well as the little metal wings on the backs of my figures.
The stars are from Tim Holtz.
The little pearl beads I dipped in Mushroom Alcohol ink.
The rub ons are also Tim Holtz on the background.
The word Authentic Tim Holtz.
And the corner angles are from Tim Holtz Ideology line.
I used four different Distress Paints to achieve the background 
for the marbling effect. 

Thank you to Linda Ledbetter for sponsoring the CC#3 challenges, 
and the wonderful team of ladies on the CC#3 Crew.


  1. Loving the way this fantastic marbling has worked with the seaside theme Jan. Jenny x

  2. Jan...girl, this is awesome! I love your marbled background. It works so perfectly for a nautical theme! I've seen a couple of sea things going on with marbled blue backgrounds and I think they look amazing. I am so thick I would have never thought to do that! haha Your piece is so whimsical! I love all of it! Thanks so much for sharing your art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Well, that was clever! I love the background effect you created. Perfect for your theme.

  4. Wow, Jan, this is amazing! The marbled background is great but I especially love the splash of orange from the seashells and all the the texture and eye candy you've added elsewhere. What a great picture of your dad and his mom. This is one of those pieces that one could keep going back to and seeing something new each time. Love it.

  5. Hi Jan, what a great idea for using the marbling.
    Happy crafting, Angela x