Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Tim Time ...
I had so much fun lol!
I allowed the inner Goth girl out!
A final look!
If you want to know the techniques I used go on over to Tim’s blog and take a look yourself. I was missing several ingredients so I tweaked the recipe by using what I have.
I had no idea that the chalk technique was originally created by using a stick of chalk or that there is or was a matt embossing powder? I need matt embossing powder in my life; we don’t always want it to be shining.
I used a lovely embossing folder that has a repeat key pattern on it. Instead of using chalk (don’t have any) I used white Pan Pastel over the stamped and embossed image.
Instead of using matt EP I over heated the EP so that it sunk into the black card a little and it’s not shining (something for me to remember lol)!
I don’t have word bands so I ferreted through my stash and found thick chipboard die cut alphabet pieces that were ideal for creating a phrase or a word. The chipboard pieces are a box of stash I had forgotten about that I have been going through since the New Year.
I recently found some watch parts which I thought would be the perfect embellishment for my take on Tim’s tag. I was over the moon when I found that I had several glass watch covers in that stash and I knew I had to use it on my take, I am so happy I did because I love it.
The chipboard was an experiment that at first go didn’t quite work because after painting with silver acrylic paint I didn’t want to wait for it to dry so I grabbed my heat tool and dried the acrylic paint. I knew the paint would bubble because I’ve done that before and love the texture from bubbling thick acrylic paint. However this time the pink base layer was visible. Needed to think a little sideways when I realised so once they were cool I tapped with Versamark IP and added black EP (I only have sparkling black but I didn’t mind that as I always love to have a little sparkle lol!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Simon Says Stamps with Tim Holtz 2015 Blueprints special edition stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies: Cuttlebug; Couture Creations key embossing folder
Miscellaneous Tools: heat tool; paintbrushes; pot of water; spray bottle of water
Card Paper: tag; black card; silver craft foil #
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Windsor & Newton Black acrylic paint
Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Picket Fence
White EP; Cosmic Shimmer Black EP
Pan Pastel: white
Various watch parts and key #
White organza ribbon# (when I started); black and white twine: thank you Ruza!
Versamark IP; Collall all purpose glue; Ranger Glossy Accents
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 8 years old