Saturday, August 26, 2023

Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2023 - Foreboding and Obscure Autumn Sketchy Leaves Alcohol Ink Lift Cards

Hi Everyone! The Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Halloween Live is just about to finish up, and of course my mind is up in the clouds in awe of all the makes, as I'm sure yours is as well! It's so crazy to see so many different kinds of makes from five stamp sets! If you missed the original Live the replay will be up soon. Here is one of my makes from the show featuring the new Sketchy Leaves Stamp Set along with help from The Obscure and Foreboding Sets using Alcohol Inks from Ranger. These were a cinch to make and just enjoyable to do. Oh how I LOVE Autumn, and cannot wait for it to arrive. Enjoy!
Cut a piece of Yupo White Heavystock to 4.5 x 6.5", and another piece that is about 4 x 4". Gather Rust, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Dijon, Lettuce, and Turquoise Alcohol Ink from Ranger, and apply a small dot of each onto the felt on an Alcohol Ink Applicator, then pounce the ink onto the paper until covered. You can blow on a few spots to create tiny circles, fyi. Do the smaller paper the same and then set that one aside for now.

Place the larger paper into the large stamp platform, and arrange one of the scrolls and the flowers from the Foreboding and The Obscure Stamp Sets onto the bottom of the paper so they will be framing the bottom. Close the lid to secure the stamps. Gather Alcohol Lift Ink, a paper towel,  and cut a piece of Ivory Heavystock to the same size 4.5 x 6.5 inches and have it ready. You need to work fairly quickly to do the lifting. Apply the Lift Ink to the two stamps generously. Close the platform and stamp the images onto the AI paper, and press firmly and for a few seconds. Open the platform and carefully remove the paper and place the Ivory Heavystock in exactly where the other paper was, and then close the platform and stamp to transfer the ink, pressing firmly and for a few seconds. Open platform and remove the paper. You can stamp another paper if you wish to get whatever is left over on the stamps. Place the paper towel in the platform and stamp a few times until all the ink is transferred to  the paper towel, then lightly clean the stamps with the paper towel, but leave the stamps in place on the platform. Take the paper towel and place it over the Alcohol Ink paper and lightly wipe away the ink on the stamped images, revealing the lifted images. Clean all the ink off. Place the AI paper back in the platform but TURN IT so that the lifted images will be at the top, and a clean bottom is ready for more. Repeat all the above steps to lift the ink and transferring it the Ivory. Finally clean and remove the stamps as you are finished with those.


Use sticky notes or scrap paper to cover all the lifted images as best you can on the AI paper. Place the Fractured Layering Stencil over the center and position it so that you can see as much of the stencil parts on the open areas of the paper. Take a clean Ink Blending Foam and add it the tool, dab it onto the Alcohol Lift Ink pad to pick up the ink, and then start dabbing it over the open stencil areas. You will see the ink lifting away. Once all areas are lifted, remove the stencil and sticky notes and use a paper towel to remove any ink. You should have a lifted fractured area in the center. Wash the stencil and the foam with warm water to remove all the ink and let dry for use another day, and have the stencil ready to use on the next part.

 Take the Ivory paper now, and cover the images with the sticky note like before, add the stencil on. Use Gathered Twigs or another brown ink and stencil in the Fractured image over the center of the paper. Clean the stencil and now you are finished with it.  
Take the 4 x 4" piece with the Alcohol Ink on it and place it into the platform. Select a leaf from the Sketchy Leaves set, and place it on the paper and close the platform to secure it. Cut a piece of Ivory Heavystock the same size about 4 x 4" and have it ready, as well as the Lift Ink again, and a paper towel. Stamp the leave with the Ink, then transfer to the other paper, and repeat the clean up like before. Add two sided to the back of both, and then use scissors to cut the leaves out leaving a small border around. Mount both of these to turquoise color Metallic Kraftstock, and then cut those out again leaving a border.  
Cut and fold two Kraft card bases to 5 x 7". Ink the edges of the cards with the Gathered Twigs. Cut two turquoise Metallic pieces to 4.75 x 6.75" and mount to the cards. Stamp the sentiment from the Tiny Frights Stamp Set on the lower right corner of both papers using a dark brown Archival like Ground Espresso. Mount these the cards. Apply foam tape to the back of the leaves and then mount the corresponding one to the card fronts. Shake the Unraveled Distress Mica Stain, and then pour a tiny bit out onto the  white mat. Pick up with the Water Brush and color in some of the images on both cards, like on the scrolls and flowers, and even on the leaves.

(Paper Trimmer, Alcohol Ink Applicator, Large Stamp Platform, Paper Towel, Ink Blending Tool w/Clean Foam, Sticky Note, Two Sided Tape, Scissors, Foam Tape, Detail Water Brush)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo White Heavystock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Rust, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Dijon, Lettuce, Turquoise
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Foreboding, The Obscure, Sketchy Leaves, Tiny Frights 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: Ivory
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Fractured
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Gathered Twigs
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Ground Espresso
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Colors Kraftstock
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Unraveled  
Thank you so much for stopping by, and of course for the comments. I truly appreciate all of you who do. I'll be back again on Friday with my other Halloween make that was in the show. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

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