Sunday, 1 August 2010

Tinted visions fragment - Curiosities #7

I used alcohol inks to colour this fragment and frame a picture of my husband's mother. It will be part of a larger project as I have bought an old house shaped box divided in to sections which I intend to fill with mini-art pieces. The old mountboard scrap used here was cut down to 5,2 cm (just over 2") square to fit one of these. I'll be first to admit the ric-rac isn't the right thing to add to the fragment but it will do until I find something better. Anyway, I spent so long digitally restoring the picture and fighting with the printer that if I don't stop waffling I'll be too late to enter the 'Compendium of Curiosities' #7 challenge using Tim Holtz's book on Linda's Studio L3 blog and, as it's the reason I bought the book and the fragments I'm determined to get there!
Used: Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol inks, Tim Holtz Idea-ology fragments; Ranger alcohol ink applicator and blending solution; Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities book and rest from stash.


  1. So cool. Love the colors you have chosen.

  2. Karen, your tinted fragment is beautiful! What an amazing photo, and your plan to use it inside a miniature house is wonderful. I'll look forward to seeing the photos!

    I love the colors you used, too-- they suit the picture so well! Congratulations on a beautifully restored photo and a great CCC piece!

  3. Wow, so neat looking!! I think you did a fabulous job on it. Great colors.

  4. THis is fab, I love old photo's. Unfortunatley I've no fragments yet - top of my wishlist. Sarah