Monday, August 15, 2011

Simon Says...Stamp & Show us some Tim Holtz

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!

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