The talented folk over at Simon Says Stamp & Show asked us to show them a Tim Holtz technique. I pulled out my personal copy of A Compendium of Curiosities and perused the volume on a quest to find something new and fun to try. Settled on a couple of new—to me—techniques: Rusted Grunge (page 45) and Double Distress (page 40). Here goes:
|Simon Says Stamp & Show Us some TIM HOLTZ|
My base is a piece of grunge paper inked in Vintage Velvet and Peeled Paint. After it dried, I ran it through my Texture Boutique with a Postcard texture fade (also from THE Tim) Next, the Double Distress technique calls for you to take a coordinating color and rub the pad direct over the raised areas. I used Forest Moss for that step. Next, you take a darker color—I used Black Soot—and wipe the pad directly on your nonstick mat. Face down, swipe the embossed item across the darker ink. I like the results…the second step only hits the highest points and really highlights the texture of the design. That Tim Holtz is a smart guy!
The Rusted Grunge bit is the bookplate in the upper right corner. Originally, it was a grunge board bit from Tim’s assortment of pre-cut designs. Embossing ink, Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder and a few swipes of Vintage Photo Distress Ink later…and there we go! Years of rust in a few short minutes.
The photo, clock face, ticket & 27 are from Tim’s Lost & Found Idea-ology sticker book. Sentiment is also Tim’s, as are the foliage leaves and paper clip. Crackle Accents helped age those up a bit. Flowers, brads, rhinestones & charm are from my stash.
Ended up mounting the whole thing on a piece of cardstock that I inked up in the same colors—Vintage Velvet and Peeled Paint. I like how the white cardstock took the ink differently from the grunge, but sets it all off well.
This was a great learning experience…thanks Simon Says Stamp& Show!