Friday, January 13, 2012

ATC Inspired by Tim's 2009 Day 1 Tag

This ATC uses techniques Tim Holtz demonstrates in his 2009 Day 1 Tag (12 Tags of Christmas).
Make background with Wrinkle Free Distress technique: press desired colors of Distress Ink into craft sheet, spray with water. Press paper into inks, lift, heat set. Repeat until satisfied with background.
 My background on Manila folder.
 Stamp snowflakes with black Archival ink. Stamp flourishes with blue Distress Ink (use Distress inks for flourishes as you want them to blur in the next step).
 Thickly cover surface with rock candy Distress Crackle Paint and let dry.
 When dry, use blending tool to color crackles with faded jeans Distress ink, colored edges with chipped sapphire Distress Ink.
 Used frosted lace stickles to create icicles along top of card, let dry.
Stamp snowman with embossing ink and coat with black embossing powder, heat set. When cool, cover with white acrylic paint, before the paint dries, whip off most of the paint from the embossed surface.
 Cover snowman with rock candy Distress stickler. Cut out flourish grunge paper, paint with white acrylic paint, and when dry, color edges with blue Distress ink.
 Create wired ribbon, by using red line tape and wire under ribbon. Used dymo label maker to spell out SNOW.

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