Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Collaged and Glazed Masculine Birthday Card

Hello All! Today, a quick post on this vintage looking masculine birthday card using products and techniques from the Tim Holtz demos. Sorry there are no step out photos due to a broken camera on my phone, but I used my husband's to take pics of the finished card. I'll try to explain the process though as best I can.
The hardest part of making this was deciding which ephemera to use, and sorting through all TH stash of it. Once I figured that out and laid things where they would go, the card came together super fast.The list of ephemera packs are listed below.
I had a tag from one of the demos that was collaged in Typeset, so I use Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Glaze from Tim and Ranger to color the numbers and letter on the tag. Then I began mounting the ephemera and tag onto brick colored cardstock with a little stitching.
I loved the glazed look so much, I just kept adding to certain parts of the ephemera using Weathered Wood, Antique Linen (my fav), and Hickory Smoke, mostly to numbered areas, and of course on the young lad. It really makes a difference on detail and texture, and helps things to pop. I totally love the clock all glazed over.
I had a few Industrious Sticker scraps so I incorporated the star trim, arrows for the clock, and the letter. I do love those stickers. Then I finished off with string for the tags, and a little more stitching, foam taping on a few things, and a Hardware Head.

(Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Corner Rounder, Foam Tape, Ink Blending Tool)
-Kraft Cardstock Base, Brick Red Cardstock
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Type Set Collage Paper, Expedition Ephemera, Urban Layers, Salvaged Tags, Ticket Booth, Paper Dolls, Industrious Stickers in Deco Type; Borders, Hardware Heads
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Ground Espresso
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock #8 Tag
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
-Ranger Letter It Embossing Pen: Medium 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the week, and I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, July 10, 2020

More Tim Holtz Stencil Binders

I'm back again this month, shocking! Thank you so much for all the visits and comments lately...I appreciate it immensely.  Today, I have another set of stencil binders to house my ever growing stash of Tim Holtz Collection Stencils from Stamper's Anonymous. I love functional art. It's nice to have what you need in an organized way and when it's decorated it makes me happy. The Sizzix Colorize Animals from Tim are super fun to put together as well. ***Disclaimer: Please excuse my disgusting sense of humor on the Mini Stencil Binder. I adore the Charmin Bears know the one with "My hinny's clean.", and since the shortage of toilet paper I really have come to love the commercials. So I recreated the Charmin Bear and added a little silly wording to go with the theme, and some napkin for the toilet paper. NO REAL TP WAS USED TO CREATE THIS! ;0)
The two on the left are my older stencil binders (larger here, smaller here) that were quite full, so I made the two on the right to house the rest of the regular and small size, and I split them up between everyday and holiday varieties.
To get the correct size I needed, I trimmed down chipboard, #12, and #10 sized tags for the covers.
I have been following along and sometimes playing along with Tim's weekly demos. I love playing along when I can, and this day was all about Distress products. I used Distress Spray Stains and Distress Paints to create the backgrounds for my covers.
I used more paint to stencil in the foliage for the large covers. I let the paint go under the stencil, so after it dried, I used a white pen to outline the image. LOVE this. I also painted the edges of the chipboard covers with different reds and oranges.
I used more stencils to create the sun using paint, and the trim with wording using Picket Fence Distress Ink and stencils.
Then came the fun part...making the animals. I used black, gray, and white cardstock for the main parts, and a tag from the demos to make the colorful stripes and spots.
Then I added black silhouette flowers from the Wildflower Stems 1 and 2.
For the bear Theodore, I repeated again, but I didn't do a stenciled background. Instead I kept it simple with wildflowers and Remnant Rubs.
(Chipboard, Twist Book Rings, Pliers, Scissors, Two Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Remnant Rub Tool, Mini Rotary Score Tool, Pink Marker, Napkin)
-Ranger Surfaces: Manila Tags #12, Manila Tags #10
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Fossilized Amber, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Fossilized Amber, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Water Sprayer
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Dots and Circles
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Doodle 141, Mini Burst 116, Mini Tinsel 094, Mini Christmas 030
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picket Fence, Fossilized Amber
-Tim Holtz Sizzix 3D Impresslits: Medallion
-Ranger Tim Holtz Embossing Glaze: Rusty Hinge
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon: Walnut Stain
-Ranger Archival Ink: Shadow Grey
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Label Tape, Fabric Tape, Yuletide Design Tape, Specimen Remnant Rubs, Theories Quote Chips
-Cardstock: Black, White, Red, Rust, Dark Gray
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Colorize: Winifred, Gertrude, Clarence, Theodore
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Wildflower Stems 1, Wildflower Stems 2
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: Whie

Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, July 03, 2020

Wendy Vecchi Ranger Artist Spotlight Project

Can you believe I'm back so soon?!! I realized I hadn't posted my project from Ranger's Artist Spotlight from Creativation (or even a single Creativation post :-/) this year, using all Wendy Vecchi goodies...YIKES!!! I am so sorry Wendy! It was truly AN HONOR to be asked by Wendy to make something for the show...I wanted to make her proud. She has been an incredible friend and mentor to me for years, and I love her so. So this is what I came up with. Warning...this is a super long post. Also, you can see all the other wonderful Artist's projects here. Enjoy!
I gathered all the supplies for the project, that I thought I would need.
...But then I had another idea, so I grabbed more goodies.
I began by painting all the Art Part surfaces from Wendy and Stamper's Anonymous with white gesso, and then inking the sides with Jet Black Archival and Tree Branch Archival from Ranger on portions of the surfaces.
I used sticky notes to mask off areas that I didn't want stamped, and then stamped Wendy's Fancy Foliage Background Stamp onto the top and bottom scrolls using Jet Black. I practiced on the back first and then did the front.
Using her Bricks stencil and Tree Branch Archival, I stenciled in the bricks (except left the middle blank as it would be covered up) over the surface and then poured on a mixture of Black, Frosted Crystal, Tree Branch, Watering Can Embossing Powders, for a nice brick look. Then I heat embossed the powder. Of course I practiced on the back first, and then did the front.
I stamped the Old Wood Floor image in Tree Branch onto the frame that will go around the door.
For the door, I used the inside of the frame, and inked over the whole piece with Jet Black and then poured on  Black Embossing Powder. I heat embossed it to get a gorgeous shiny and opaque door. I will add the Idea-ology Hinges from Tim Holtz and the Blossom Bucket star knob later, but I got them ready.
I stamped over the scalloped Mat Minis with the Country Gingham Background stamp to use for trims. I also added foam tape behind the door frame so I had more depth for the parts behind the door.
Using the bird and heart Mat Minis, I inked over them...the bird with Blendable Dye Inks and the hearts in Archival. I heat embossed the hearts with a mixture of Red Geranium and Carnation Red powders. I stamped over the bird with the coordinating stamp.
I inked a Bingo Number Piece from Tim, with Jet Black and heat embossed with Black Powder. Then I started to adhere all the pieces onto the Large Flourish Frame base.
Using Wendy's Perfect White Cardstock, I trimmed the pieces to fit on the back of the door and the inside of the frame, and had extra for die cuts. I placed the pads of Leaf Green, Sunflower, and Carnation Red directly onto the craft sheet, and then misted the ink with 91% Rubbing Alcohol. Then I swiped the pieces of cardstock through the wet inks to get a gorgeous marbled effect with the ink. I let these dry.
I cut pieces for die cutting, added Washi Tape to the label piece, and after die cutting, I stamped the coordinating images from Merci onto the die cut pieces. I stamped the sentiment from Mix and Match Art as well, and trimmed around it. These will all be for the front of the door.
From the Bravo set I stamped and die cut six of the large flower pieces onto the extra inked background. I cut out the middles of five of them, three to be used for the front of the door, and two for the inside.
For the flower for the inside, I added Carnation Red Liquid Pearls to a craft sheet and misted water of it to create a paint. I painted this over the flower pieces for a little shine.
I stamped the flowers and leaves over the pieces for the inside of the door randomly. I added Washi Tape to the bottoms as well. Then I stamped and stenciled in the words.I used Fern Green and Sunflower Liquid Pearls directly from the tube to add even more to the flowers. Then I layered the big flower together for the hand. I lightly inked over the hand with Tree Branch.
I added a hinge to the hand (I used a little Matte Medium to reinforce the hinges.), and used a trims to make it a bit thicker for the hinge. I also added trims to the top and bottom of the door. Then I finally added the door to the frame, and added a little more Liquid Pearls to the pieces on the front of the door.

(Craft Sheet, Small and Detail Paintbrushes, Sticky Notes, Heat Tool, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Craft Pick,
 Die Cut Machine, Stamping Block, Hammer, Tiny Nails)
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art STAY-tion
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Art Parts: Large Flourish Frames
-Ranger Multi Matte Medium
-Ranger Dina Wakley Media: White Gesso
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Tree Branch, Sunflower, Leaf Green, Carnation Red, Fern Green
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Background Stamp: Fancy Foliage, Old Wood Floor, Country Gingham
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stencils For Art: Mini Bricks
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder: Tree Branch, Watering Can, Red Geranium, Carnation Red
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Frosted Crystal, Black
-Ranger Embossing Storage Jar 1 oz.
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis: Scallop Borders, Heart and Hands, Birds and Their Houses
-Ranger Adhesive Foam: Black, Clear
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamp It Stencil It: Put A Bird On It
-Wendy Vecchi Blossom Buckets Mini Star Knob
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Hinges, Game Pieces
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Cardstock: White Panels
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer: Rubbing Alcohol, Water
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Washi Tape: Assortment 2
-Ranger Fude Ball Pen: Black
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stamp, Die, and Stencil Set: Merci and More, Bravo
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamp Set: Mix and Match Art
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Blendable Dye Ink: Carnation Red, Sunflower
-Ranger Detail Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Card Adhesive
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Liquid Pearls: Carnation Red, Sunflower, Prickly Pear

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and a huge thanks to you Wendy! I'm working on another project, so I hope to be back soon. Until then...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!