Saturday, January 7, 2012

ATC Inspired by Tim's 2008 Day 7 Tag

This ATC is based on some of the techniques Tim Holtz used in his 2008 Day 7 Tag (12 Tags of Christmas). 
Cut out snowman shape from grunge paper. Painted main body with white acrylic paint, let dry. Covered with rock candy Distress crackle paint and let dry. Once the crackle paint had dried, colored the edges and surface with weathered wood Distress ink, working the ink into the cracks, then wiping the ink off the surface of the crackle paint. Colored the other snowman parts with Distress inks.
Use blue and purple Distress inks (direct to paper) on Manila card, then splatter with water. Let set for about 10 seconds. 
 Blot off water with paper towel, then heat set to stop the ink running.

 Stamped snow flake design with black Distress ink. Adhered grunge paper snowman with ribbon to card. Used Frosted Lace Stickles to add sparkle to snow flurry and upper edges of the snowman and scarf. Also used the stickler along the side and bottom edges. Added a snowflake embellishment to snowman's hat.
 Added white snowflake cut outs. Colored with the Frosted Lace Distress Stickles and added black edged rhinestones to the snowflakes.

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