Sunday, July 25, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 2021 - Painted Leafy Twigs and Brushstroke Flowers 3 in Potted 2 Field Notes Vignette Box

Yup, I saved the best for last from this Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 series! Hello Everyone! Today, I have my last make using the new Potted 2 Bigz Die and Leafy Twigs Thinlits, plus the Chapter 2 Brushstroke Flowers 3 which I hadn't used yet. This may be hard to believe, but I rarely make anything for myself. I always make for others or plan to give projects away. This however, I planned out and made for me, and it matches my half bath where visitors usually use, and so this will go there. I absolutely adore this project (Especially since I love making home decor pieces!) and love how it came out exactly as I planned which doesn't happen to me often. Grab sustenance and enjoy...this one is long!
For the vase, die cut two of the Potted Vases using White Heavystock along with two of all the rim and thin stripe pieces. Use Collage Medium to adhere the two matching pot and rim pieces together, but do not adhere the stripe pieces together, and don't adhere anything to the pot yet.

Paint over the pot using Picket Fence Distress Paint from Ranger. I know it's already white but it adds to the nice painted look. Paint over the rim and stripe pieces using Black Soot paint. You might need to do two layers of the Black Soot for a nice look. When dry, adhere the rim piece to the top of the pot using Collage Medium and even space the stripe pieces over the pot (longer stripe pieces at the top) and adhere those with equal spacing. 
Trim off the stripe pieces so they are flush with the pot. Trim the bottom so it is now flat and not curved. 
Ink the sides, bottom, and top portions of the pot with Black Soot Archival Ink and an ink blending tool. Add some reflection lines to the white stripes with Antique Linen Distress Paint for a nice painted pottery look. When dry, use a paint brush and Distress Resist Spray to coat over the pot for a glazed look. Let dry, and wash the paintbrush so it doesn't stick together forever.
For the flowers, die cut one large and two small flowers from the Brushstroke Flowers 3 Thinlits using White Heavystock. Die cut one large leaf, two small, and three fern looking pieces as well. Make sure to keep the pieces together as there are several tiny pieces that are easy to lose, and it's good to figure out before hand how it all goes together.
Since the leaves are single pieces, it's good to start there. Paint over the fern pieces solidly with Twisted Citron Distress Paint, and then add Rustic Wilderness paint over randomly here and there. Paint over the regular leaves half Citron half Wilderness and then hand paint in some stem lines. Let them dry. Paint in the stamen of the flowers with Black Soot, and the part they will go on top of with Picket Fence. Paint over the base of all the flowers with Festive Berries, and all the pieces that will go on top of those with Aged Mahogany. 
While your brush still has a bit of Aged Mahogany on it, dry brush that over the flower bases from stem out to petal so you can see some fine darker lines. Dry brush a little Picket Fence on the bases the same as you did the other for a little contrast. Dry brush some Antique Linen over the white stamen pieces as well. Ink the edges of the small flower pieces with Barn Door Archival. Adhere all the pieces on the flower bases with Collage Medium. Set the flowers aside.
For the tray, using the larger tray from the Vignette Set, paint the outside of the tray (The inside will not be used.).Let dry. Cut a piece of Entomology Collage Paper to fit the bottom of the tray with the butterfly on the bottom and another piece for the top. Collage these onto the tray as good as you can using Collage Medium, to make a clean seam that is hardly noticeable where the two pieces meet, and folding around the sides. Use sand paper to sand off the overhang. 
Set the tray up vertically, and make a pencil mark on the top right in the middle. Drill a small hole for the screw to fit into from the Mini Hardware Set. Using Collage Medium for extra adherence, screw in one of the knobs. Use Black Soot Distress Paint over the borders of the tray to highlight what is going on the surface. Let dry. 
For the shelf, using the 4 inch Etcetera Scallop Borders, paint over the set using Black Soot Distress Paint. Let dry. Adhere the widest one to the bottom center of the tray with Collage Medium. Screw in a screw eye loop on the right edge. Adhere the smallest scallop border above it so it is hanging over to form a shelf. Using Festive Berries Distress Paint, paint in the words on a Thought Token, and wipe off the paint from the surface, and let dry. Add a few links (about three) from a chain with jump rings to the screw eye and then to the Thought Token so it can be read while it's hanging. 
For the leafy background, cut a piece of White Heavystock the same size as the Leafy Twigs Thinlit, and then paint it with Rustic Wilderness Distress Paint. Let this dry, and then die cut the Leafy Twigs, and clean out all of the scrap pieces.
Add two layers of foam tape to the back of the Potted vase, and adhere to the middle of the shelf.  Cut off the border of the Leafy Twigs and cut off random pieces of stems and leaves and play with the arrangement above the vase so it looks full and even and all the stems match up. Once you like the look, adhere the Leafy Twigs in place with Collage Medium. Add all the flowers and leaves on top of this and play with the arrangement until you like it, and then adhere them in place with either Collage Medium or foam tape. 
Take a biee from the Entomology Adornments, and use Mustard Seed Distress Paint to paint in the stripes with a detail paint brush. Let dry, and adhere the bee in place on the vase with Collage Medium. 
To finish the tray, add a squirt of Black Tie Enamel Accents to the silicon mat, and pick up dots of this with a stylus tool (the one from Tim's Sizzix tools set works great) and place the dots of Enamel Accents onto the tips of the stamen in the centers of the flowers for added dimension. Let dry. 
(Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Small Collage Brush, Small Paintbrush, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Die Brush, Die Pick, Medium Paintbrush, Sanding Block, Hand Drill, Flat Head Screwdriver, Pliers, Foam Tape, Small Stylus)
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die (Chapter 3 2021): Potted 2 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock: White 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Black Soot, Barn Door 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Brushstroke Flowers 3 (Chapter 2) 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Vignette Set (Tray), Entomology Collage Paper, Mini Hardware Set, Vignette Hardware, Chain, Thought Tokens, Jump Ring, Entomology 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Etcetera Trims: Small Scallop
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Chapter 3 2021): Leafy Twigs 
-Ranger Enamel Accents: Black Tie
Phew...that was long. I hope I have inspired you with these Sizzix makes. Thank you so much for following along, and please know I sincerely appreciate it. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Did not seem long as I was reading it...LOL...lost in the process! This is beeutiful...thanks for all the directions.

  2. Beautiful piece to grace your home.

  3. Thoroughly beautiful! The use of not one, but two, awesome charms here has me swooning up a storm. I was, hand on my heart, just thinking yesterday about how I need to weave more of my metal embellies into my projects. Seeing this great design has inspired me all the more to do so as 2021 marches ever onward (TY!).

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  4. This decor piece is such a delight! I love that you painted the bee stripes. I like that you used the bottom of the tray for your base. I love the collage for the background. The The pot full of flowers is a perfect summer decor.

  5. Hi Anita! It's been a while, loving your beautiful works of art as always. Keep up the great work as always. This piece was not long at all. Hope all is well with you and the family.
    Ivette from ATT.

  6. Thank you for sharing. Your cards are amazing.


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