Hello all! Today we have Cathy Potosky sharing a very unique piece with us! She introduces it best herself, so here is Cathy!
I know that I say this about every collection...BUT I love the Out & About! My first project uses the papers, the cards, and the stamps in a bit of a different way. Out & About is showcasing travel, and cars help you travel right? Well I took this used part from my son's car and turned into a wall hanging! The metal piece is a multi layer steel gasket from an exhaust manifold.
I used a three colours of alcohol ink to stain the steel (after I scrubbed and degreased it) and while that was drying I stamped some tissue paper with the stamp set and then die cut all the flower shapes using Tim Holtz dies and Eileen Hull ones too.
Once I had all my pieces ready to go I edged my flowers in distress ink and inked some with the Oxide ink in Spiced Marmalade, spritzed them with water and crumpled a bit. While they were drying I cut out the images I wanted from the card pack and attached them to the gasket.
I used glossy accents to attach all the pieces together and used the Emerald Creek gemstones for some flower centers.
I did heat set the stamped images on the tissue paper just so it didn't smudge - also I was impatient and wanted to scrunch up my flowers right away.
And here is the finished wall hanging! It was transformed from a grungy used gasket from my son's '92 Skyline to a pretty wall hanging in my house!
Thank you so much to Cathy for sharing this very creative piece with us! To see more of her brilliant work, visit her blog and Instagram.