Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grungy Monday 07 Color Blocking


Greetings and welcome back to the here and now!  This week Linda has again provided us with 2 special guest star designers to inspire us for 7th challenge, in the Grungy Monday Challenge.  This go ‘round we are to use Tim Holtz Distress Ink Color Blocking in our project.  When I saw the tutorial video, my mind went to Mondrian and Frank Lloyd Wright.  I could not shake the imagery, so I held on tight and went with the flow. 
In this piece I used Fire Brick, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed DI.   The lines are drawn with an embossing pen and black powder.  I was glad to be using my steel straight edge.  The 2 of the gears under the clock are craft glassine and the small one is wax paper.  All inked with cranberry alcohol ink.  The gears on the edge are craft glassine, crumpled and dabbered with silver, gold and black paint and smudged with rust and black alcohol inks. 

30 comments:

  1. Great composition. I am thinking this is very striking in person with the colors and black embossing...Donna

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  2. Such a fun take on the color blocking by introducing the black outlines. Really adds some fun definition. Don't you just LOVE the glassine paper?

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  3. Beautiful piece! Your block pattern, and framing, remind me of the lovely stained glass windows often found in Craftsman-style homes. AWESOME!

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  4. When I saw this over at Grungy Monday I immediately thought of the Mondrian! Had to come take a closer look. Great job!

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  5. Love how you drew the lines in - such a terrific way to make the technique uniquely your own.
    Rinda

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  6. Beautiful and I love the lines - great interpretation.

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  7. Very cool! Love the Mondrian look. I just got that clock die and I'm itching to use it...might have to break it in today. ;-)

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  8. Fab take on the technique and looks just great with the clock die!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Sarah at 46.

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  9. Hey Kraftman. I can always expect the unexpected. Nice work

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  10. Wow I love how you interpreted the colour blocking. Great design. I really must get some of that glassine paper to give if a try.

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  11. Now that is brilliant! Love that you framed your color blocked areas! Fabulous creation!

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  12. love your style and techniques! we share a love for glassine! c",)
    great to see another male crafter!
    and thanks for your kind comments on my blog
    regards from the uk
    tony

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  13. I love this, it's fabulous.
    xxx Hazel

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  14. Those colour blocks make a wonderful frame Brian! The clock is a great addition too!

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  15. This is fabulous! Great design and colours!

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  16. great frame, love the way you added the black lines, the blocking looks very different
    janet

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  17. Fabulous artwork. I haven't worked with glassine yet. I never even thought of wax paper it turned out great!

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  18. love the various paers you've worked with and the background looks brill

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  19. Hey Brian...thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog! I really do appreciate them. They inspire me. :) <3 Candy

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  20. What a fab idea with the black embossing lines! Well done!! I really love this technique as it can be interpreted in so many ways.

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  21. Fabulous piece with great elements.

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  22. Love your interpretation of this one and how you have used the colour blocking. Great job.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  23. Incredible piece. Love how you made it a mix of Mondrian and Industrial art (Steam punk). Clever idea.
    take care, gerri

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  24. What a neat interpretation of this challenge. You were certainly inspired in going with a Mondrian and a Frank Loyd Wright approach to the color blocking technique. I think you put a lot of thought in this one! The result is fantastic! I love the colors, the design and the different materials used for the gears!

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  25. Turned put fantastically! I love that your daughter played along too!

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  26. Great use of the technique. Fab piece.

    Marilyn

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  27. Good Job Daddy. Very pretty background. What a nice picture!! Thank you for posting my tag. I really enjoyed all of the comments. I thought 30 was a nice even number for posts...

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