Saturday, May 9, 2015

First Three Puzzle Pieces

So excited we're starting our altered puzzle.  We prepped the 24 pieces in Week 1. Officially now we are in Week 2, altering the first two puzzle pieces.

Claudine Criner at Claudine's Art Corner is the one inspiring us with this challenge.  A link to her blog so you can see what she did with the first two pieces is HERE.  Some Archival ink, embossing paste with a stencil, and some inspirational stamping is the theme today.

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  I belong to the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook Page.  I have a large collection of coffee stamps.
Decision 1:  Coffee themed puzzle--although it may quickly change to include alcohol
Decision 2:  When completed, put puzzle together, glue it onto board, frame and hang.
Decision 3:  Not going to obsess about it-just grab 2 pieces and see what evolves.

As you recall from my previous post, I somehow ended up with a 25 piece puzzle.  Determined not to lag behind as I did with the altered playing cards, I jumped in and did 3 pieces today.

You'll note one piece is pink.  That's because, even though I have a school teacher background which means I know better, I failed to read the instructions first.

Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and heart stencil (used my finger to add texture)
Cardmaking and Papercraft  35 Designer Templates (2009) for scrolls to look like coffee steam

Blending archival/dye based inks:
Memento Dandelion and Rose Bud
Versa Magic Chalk Turquoise Gem
Ancient Page Plum Wine

You can tell I'm not going for each piece to be stand alone by the way the ink is blended.  I've put the inks aside to continue using on the rest of the pieces--unless, of course, we add other products such as paint.  But I think I want this color palette.

Not sure at this point what to use,  I tried my Wink of Stella Dark Pink brush on the embossed areas, including the raised sides. I tried the Perfect Pearls but was not happy with the outcome so I wiped it off.
White pen
Black Sharpie
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad

Stamp Sets:
Verve Stamps Coffee
Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe
Bugaboo Coffeegirlz digital stamp--DIGITALLY COLORED BY ME--I figured out how to do it!
Then added a bit of colored pencil to match background.  This is 1.25 inches tall--a fussy cutting challenge!

As the puzzle gets completed, I may go back and add more beans, doodles or embellishments.


Angela B. said...

This looks so neat! Love it!

DIYDesignStudio said...

Darling Idea and cute topic!!

Deepti said...

What a creative use of puzzle pieces :) great design !

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