Friday, March 11, 2011

Configurations Playtime-Just a Couple of Ideas

I've had this laying on a tray with bits and pieces for MONTHS....yes, I started it before CHA. I was not happy with it, and had to get it off my desk, so I put it on a tray, hoping for a better day. The little mesh purse is another find from Phil. Bless his heart.

So today I decided, give it a try. I added Sandal Alcohol Ink to the little bulb and cut a round hole in the top of the Configuration box to push it into it. The little Game Piece bingo chip has black paint swiped across it.

I love this little guy. He's from Collections in Australia. He fit perfectly in this old piece I found in my "collections" drawer. It's full of things from the past that I've hoarded. Love Julie van Oosten.

The stars are wooden buttons from JoAnn's. I was going to add twine, but I liked the naked buttons better. But that's just me.

Speaking of naked...this is my actual vintage doll from Phil on the left, and Tim's Fractured Doll reproduction on the right with some Alcohol Inks giving her a bit of color. Tone it down with some Blending Solution.

Now this is so cool. The little bottle was one I added a couple of drops of Rust Alcohol Ink to, then swirled it around to add an aged look.

This bag of clear glass blobs came to me from my friend Susan Hanks. She gave them to me after a class in Bloomington. I put some in a little plastic bag, added a few drops of Cranberry Alcohol ink and shook it up.

Spread it out after a bit onto a piece of paper to dry. I added a bit too much, so you may not have to do this if you're smarter than me...

Then you put it in the cute little bottle that you had sitting there with the Rust AI dried.

Add to your little box for the Configuration, or do whatever you like.

Create Something Today! And Have a Great Weekend!



  1. Thank you for some lovely ideas.

    Toni :o)

  2. I love how you think outside the box and. Then share your ideas....THANKS LINDA, some great tips x

  3. oh hun more great makes,love that bottle you always come up with some great tips,hugs cheryl xxx

  4. Am so loving all your different curio pieces and how you use them. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend Linda. Annette x

  5. What great little details. Love what you have done with it.

  6. AAAHHHHH Linda, they are so cute, your idea's are always very cool!
    Donna in Spfld

  7. these look great, inspirational

  8. Beautiful work! Love the idea of coloring the stuff in the bottle with AIs.

  9. Very cool stuff, Linda. I love your little drawer that you did. Just darling! Thanks for the neat little "tidbits" of ideas.

  10. So much inspiration ... LOVing your work x

  11. Linda's been a busy little bee! Love what you've come up with. Sometimes a body just wants to sit and putter around with their "toys". And when you do, you make really neat art!

    Elaine Allen

  12. Great that Julie van Oosten collections???

  13. very cool linda! have a great week ahead :)

  14. Great to do singular boxes... Super work...I did the day with Tim here in England and I took out 3,so I will do 2 of them for my grandsons at Easter


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