My Treasure Forever – Michelle Carrick – Off the page


I have an off the page inspiration for you!

This was my childhood typewriter, so what better way to tell a story!    
and mix media it!

I started by covering the whole typewriter with heavy gesso.

After drying it, I stencilled with small damasks stencil.
Dried again.

I then cover it with Heritage Kwik crack (local product)
and applied heavy gesso, again.
Drying with heat tool.
Making sure it was completely dry,
I started pouring the alcohol inks on, starting with Oregano then continued with Butterscotch;sepia and teak-wood to create an aged look.

I sanded the edges of the typewriter keys!

For the chip boards I painted with Ayeeda paint (@13arts) metallic dark yellow
and touched up with the butterscotch ink and dusted with black chalk.

After this its just a case of placing and attaching all the elements down.

I used old card board to back and place the photo!
I used printable clocks and handmade butterflies.

I used all sorts of flowers including Dusty in Bloom – Grassy Knoll. 

(Adding words by Tim Holtz!)

Included metal hearts and screws (Prima) and a heart plus key padlock!

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This was a totally fun experience!

You should try it,
you wont regret it! 

Michelle Carrick