Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas ATC Inspired by Tim's 2007 Day 7 Tag

 I'm using the distressed enamel technique Tim Holtz demonstrates in his 2007 Day 7 tag.
Apply shabby shutters Distress Ink directly on to card (I know my card is already wrinkled, but no worries, more distressed appearance). Coat entire surface with clear embossing powder (ep). Tim says to use regular ep, but I don't have any, so I'm using detail ep. Tim flicks the back of his tag to remove some of the ep, since I have the detail ep and it gives a better coating, I tapped my fingers over the surface to remove some of the ep.Then heat with heat tool.

Use blending tool to cover entire surface with vintage photo Distress Ink, press hard to get this ink between the ep.
 The other technique Tim showed on his tag, was coloring an image with using the corner of various colors of Distress Inks directly on the stamp.
 Stamped ink image on to card stock, covered with clear ep and heat set. Then colored over the card with vintage photo Distress ink.
 Colored edges of smaller card with walnut stain Distress ink and glued to card. Added small strip of music and key to the top. Added a decorative metal corner piece to on of the bottom corners.

1 comment:

Thryth said...

You "Tim Inspired" ATCs are gorgeous! You've motivated me to try doing the same sort of thing. Hope mine turn out as well as yours.