Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ATC Inspired by Tim's 2008 Day 11 Tag

This ATC was made using the techniques Tim Holtz showed in his 2008 Day 11 Tag (12 Tags of Christmas). 
Sand one side of three fragments to create a frosted look. Tim recommends placing the fragment on dark paper to see if the sanding as frosted all the surface.
 Stamp image with embossing ink on frosted side of fragment, cover with clear embossing powder (ep) (Tim recommended using regular ep and not detailed, but I didn't have any regular ep). Use heat tool to melt ep, be careful not to melt the plastic fragment.
 Press or swipe two colors of blue Distress inks on to craft sheet and mist with water.
 Use brayer to pick up lightest color. Don't press brayer too firmly into ink, you want a streaky look. Roll brayer over white card stock. Heat set, then repeat with darker blue color.
 Lay fragments where you'll be placing the. Note the light background makes it difficult to see embossed snowflakes.
 Use blending tool to add the darker blue Distress ink to the areas where the fragments will go.
 Use toothbrush or other tool to splatter on silver Metallic Mixative.
 Colored edges of card with blue Distress ink. Stamped on saying and flourishes with black Archival ink.
 Use white gel pen to add white dots to flourishes.
 Adhere fragments with silver brads.

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