Friday, April 19, 2019

Alcohol Pearls Easter Egg Placecard Holders

Happy Good Friday everyone! I'm running behind lately due to a car wreck and all that that involved...I'm thankfully okay...but had one last Easter project to show you before the weekend that I finally finished last minute, using some new Tim Holtz goodies. I showed a sneak peek on Instragram a few weeks ago, but then life happened, so I didn't get back to it until this week, and then the kids came home early for Easter...a happy surprise.  I apologize for the less than stellar photos. I wish each and every one of you a blessed Easter!
I painted the eggs and the wooden bases with Tim's Antique Linen Distress Paint from Ranger, so the Alcohol Pearls and Ink would flow better and not soak up so quick.
I pounced on Smolder and Gold Mixative over them, and then added touches of Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass  here and there for more of a vintage look.
I pounced on Lake Mist Alcohol Ink with the Pearls, and then flicked on Smolder (MY NEW FAV!) and Gold Mixative for a mottled look. Then I adhered the shredded book and eggs on the bases with Multi Matte Medium.
I have a LOVE of all things tableware, and the older the better. The dish above is from a set from the hub's Grandmother. I have never used them for Easter, so they were the inspiration behind this project. I purposely chose colors to keep in line with them. Tumbled Glass was the perfect blue. I trimmed Distress Heavystock to 2.5x3 inches, and used the Distress Spray Stain from the bottle and watercolored it on Distress Heavystock. I went around the edges of the cards with Gold Paint Dabber.
I used the cute cute Funny Farm images from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous, and stamped with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Gold Powder. I did cut the sentiments from the stamps, and a few eggs from the chicken one...I don't have a problem doing that. I place them all back on the stamp sheet the way they originally came so I don't lose the pieces. No fear!!!
I used four of Tim's new Archival Inks to stamp the Happy Easter sentiment from the Crazy Talk set, alternating the colors on the stamp. I did it upside down on the platform to make the stamp placement higher which is easier for me to get right. I know I'm strange!
I used Distress Paint and a waterbrush to color in parts of the embossed images.
I added the cards on the Memo Pins, and then poked holes in the tops of the eggs and pushed them in with a little Multi Matte Medium.
I love to do the table up for holidays and make them just a bit more special. Oops! Just noticed I forgot to add the silverware! I'm off to finish the table!
(Craft Sheet, Medium Paint Brush, Detail Paint Brush, Scissors, Craft Pick, Stamp Platform, Embossing Heat Tool)
-Craft Eggs, Wooden Candlestick Bases, Shredded Book Pages
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed, Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Picket Fence
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls: Smolder, Alchemy, Sublime, Tranquil, Enchanted
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Lake Mist
-Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Mixative: Gold
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Memo Pins
-Ranger Multi Matte Medium
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavy Stock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Tumbled Glass
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Funny Farm, Crazy Talk
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Embossing
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Gold
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry
-Ranger Paint Dabber: Gold
-Ranger Detail Waterbrush
Thanks so much for hopping by! I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon...after Easter!!!


  1. Beautiful artwork. Sorry about the car crash. Happy Easter to you and yours, Valerie

  2. These are so cute! Happy Easter to you Anita xx

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! That table setting is just perfection! I hope you are recovering well. That was a horrible wreck! Sending you love and Easter hugs!

  4. Your table looks beautiful Anita and the egg place card holders are absolutely perfect! I love the look of the pearlized Alcohol Inks and the funny farm stamps are all fancied up for a wonderful dinner. Wishing you a blessed Easter! Thanks for sharing, I am very happy to hear you are doing okay. xxx

  5. Anita, first let me say, I'm happy you are ok after your car accident. Even when no one is injured, accidents can really shake us up. Your Easter egg place cards are WONDERFULLY creative and very beautiful! I love your stunning Easter table; I'll be right over for Easter brunch! Sending wishes for a lovely Easter weekend with family! Hugs!

  6. Oh Anita, I’m so glad you’re okay after your accident! I absolutely love your Easter place card holders and I love the way you used the alcohol pearls. Your table scape is gorgeous. Easter blessings to you and your family. Bobbi xx

  7. So elegant, Anita, but the cards add a little quirky touch. Love it...and the lovely china. I would keep it in the rotation for Easter!
    Glad you have recovered from your accident. Enjoy the family!

  8. Beautiful! So glad you're doing well. Happy Easter to you & your family.

  9. Your Easter table looks fabulous - those inky eggs are magical! Horrible about your accident, but so relieved to hear you are okay.
    Alison x

  10. These are so wonderful, Anita!!! Happy Easter!!!

  11. Oh, your table looks so wonderful with these too cute placecards.
    Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Easter!


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