Saturday, February 12, 2022

Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes Creativity Takes Courage Bricked Card

Happy Saturday everyone! How about that Tim Holtz Live showing the additional Ranger goodies?!! I am always so happy to get more colors in a line. The six new added colors of Distress Embossing Glazes are Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, and Picked Raspberry, and all were good ones to add (especially Candied Apple and Twisted Citron for me). I really can't wait until all the colors are available...patience is good though. New colors of Distress Archivals were also added, but I'll have another post on that tomorrow. For this card, I used all six of the colors of Distress Embossing Glazes to make the brick wall. To say this was fun to make is not good enough...This wall was thrilling to make. I was a little nervous before getting starting as I wasn't sure if my idea would come out the way I imagined, but it totally did. And I have to add, this card was fast to make. If it wasn't for drying time, I would have been finished in 30 minutes. The cool thing about making a brick wall so colorful like this is that you can use it for so many occasions on a card, and it is easily masculine or feminine. LOVE that! Enjoy!
Have all the Embossing Glazes ready to go, as you must work quickly for this part and the next. Lay the Bricked Layering Stencil on same size Kraft Cardstock or a #10 Kraft Tag. Use a palette knife to apply Opaque Grit Paste to the stencil, liberally and evenly, so that the kraft cannot be seen underneath. Remove stencil and place in water with the palette knife to soak while you do the next part.

Working quickly, either lightly pour or scoop onto, Candied Apple Embossing Glaze in three spots randomly on a group of bricks. Next use Wild Honey, pouring on next to the red areas, then Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, and Picked Raspberry, making sure all bricks are covered. Lightly shimmy tag to get the powders into the bricks and sides of the bricks. Pour the extra powder off onto a sheet of paper, and collect the powder into an empty jar to use for another project. Set the brick paper aside to dry naturally for about 30 minutes. Use a heat tool to emboss the powders until shiny. Your Grit Paste might puff up a bit, but that will just add to the texture of the bricks. If your Kraft paper buckles up a little bit, lay it under something heavy for a little while.
Apply Vintage Photo Distress Crayon to the silicon mat and a little mist of water next to it. Pick up the color and water with a Blending Brush and pounce over the bricks with the color pushing it into all the cracks and in between. Apply until all the bricks are covered and no white can be seen. Use a damp paper towel to remove some of the Crayon from the surface of the bricks until they shine again. Trim around the bricks leaving about an 1/8 inch border. Ink the border edge surface next to the bricks with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and then ink the edge of the paper with Black Soot Distress Archival Ink.

Lay the Wildflower Stencil over the bricks so that the bottom stems match up with the bottom bricks and center it so the flowers fit perfectly on the bricked area. Carefully hold or tape down the stencil, and ink up a Blending Tool really well with Black Soot Archival. Pounce the ink over the stencil really pushing in the color over the bricks, taking care to not move the stencil. Do one layer and let it dry a bit, and repeat to really deepen the color, and trying to get it in between the bricks. You can also use a Blending Brush to help you really get the ink into the crevices by shortening the brush line and pouncing it over the bricks. Let this dry well about 15 minutes. To clean the Archival from your stencil you can use 91% rubbing alcohol. Be careful cleaning the stencil so you don't pull up any edges of the design, better to pat it.
Fold a Kraft Cardstock base card to 4 x 7.5 inches. Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs. Cut black cardstock to 3.75 x 7.25 inches and mount it onto the kraft with two sided tape. Cut White Heavystock or cardstock to 3 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches and mount that onto the black. Chose a sentiment from Small Talk and cut the words apart. Ink the edges in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and mount onto black cardstock. Cut these out and mount onto the upper right side of the bricked paper. Mount the bricks onto the card front with two sided tape.
(Palette Knife, Sheet of Paper, Extra Jar, Heat Tool, Glass Mat, Ink Blending Brush, Water Mister, Paper Towel, Paper Trimmer, Ink Blending Tool, Scissors, Two Sided Tape) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock (#10 Tag), Black Cardstock 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Bricked, Wild Flower 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste: Opaque
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry  
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon: Vintage Photo 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Black Soot 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Small Talk Stickers
I'll be back tomorrow with my make using the new Distress Archivals. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. love this , just watched the live and I also have this bricks stencil on order , can't wait for it to arrive now and try this!

  2. So beautiful, Anita!!

  3. Wonderful. I love the look. Did you melt/heat the embossing glaze right after you finished adding them? Crayon applied to melted glaze?

    1. After adding Glazes on top of wet paste, set it aside for about 30 minutes then heat. Apply crayon on top and wipe off crayon from bricks only. Make sense? Sorry if I wasn't clear above.

  4. Awesomely creative design. I am more than a little bit in love with the idea of a wall of rainbow hued bricks. This is highly inspiring, creative lady!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


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