Saturday, January 14, 2012

ATC Inspired by Tim's 2009 Day 2 Tag

This ATC uses many of the techniques in Tim Holtz demonstrates in his 2009 Day 2 tag (12 Tags of Christmas).
Stamp a frame image on card with antique lined Distress embossing powder, following directions on jar.
 Apply Distress Ink colors of choice with blending tool.
 Use damp paper towel to wipe off ink from embossed image.
 Stamp phrase in frame with black Archival Ink.
 Mix mica powders with water to make a paint. Splatter over card with a paint brush.
 Used distress tool to roughen up edges and color with vintage photo Distress Ink.
 Use sand paper to remove color from raised areas of metal corners.
 Now for the really fun part. Turning two 5 petal metal flowers into a metal rose. On one, cut into two parts: 3 petal and 2 petal. On the other, lift petals straight up and roll back with round pliers.
With the 2 and 3 petal portions, fold the petals together, then roll the petals back. Take a long brad and flatten top to create the center. Place long brad through the two petal bit, the three petal bit and then into the 5 petal part, open brad ends to hold this flower together.
 Adhere metal rose with metal leaves and add smaller metal flowers.
I really like this one, the metal techniques are so much fun!!!

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