Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 9 Tim Inspired Christmas ATC

 I used the background technique Tim Holtz showed in his Day 9 Tag, the double-distress rusted enameling technique. Stamped a flourish with tumble glass Distress ink, coated with clear embossing powder (ep). Tim said to use regular clear ep, but all I had was detail clear ep. Heat set. Then used blending tool to ink entire card with stormy sky and deep concord Distress Inks. Covered all with clear ep, flicked the back to remove some of the powder and also rubbed my finger over the surface to remove some more of the ep and heat set. When cool, used blending tool to cover entire card with walnut stain Distress ink.
 Here's a close up, love the look of this technique.
 Then I made a tree branch similar to what Tim did for his Day 7 Tag. I don't have the tree die, but I do have the tree embossing folder. Painted grunge paper with gold acrylic paint. When dry, embossed in the tree folder, then used the lines to cut out the branch.
 Used sand paper to rough up the edges, colored the exposed edges with walnut stain Distress ink, misted with water and blotted off the excess dye.
 Used a paint brush to paint thick layer of white acrylic paint on the top edges of the branches. When the paint dried, added Frosted Lace Stickles over the branches.
 Used a mini die to cut a bird shape out of some Radiant Batik background on grunge paper and colored it with fired brick and honey Distress Inks, added a mini "pearl". Colored the edges with walnut stain Distress Ink.
Added branch and bird to the card. Added a rub-on snowflake with rhinestones.
 Attached ornament stickers to the tree branch. Decided to coat bird with Diamond Glaze.
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1 comment:

chrissy said...

I love what you did here!!! There are several techniques I am going to try.