Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ATC Inspired by Tim's 2010 Day 1 Tag

I love the rickety house Tim Holtz demonstrated on his 2010 day 1 tag (12 Tags of Christmas).  I wish there was a similar house die that was ATC sized. 
I decided to make the house and cut it down to ATC size. Run grunge paper through the notebook embossing folder. Cover with white acrylic paint, make sure paint gets down into the creases.
Cut into random sized strips parallel with creases. Sand off raised areas and cover with vintage photo Distress Ink, then wipe with moist paper towel.
Place strips together and tape.
Placed over ATC and decide where to trim down.
Here's the size I decided on.
Cut picket fence out of grunge paper. Paint with white acrylic paint, when dry coat with rock candy Distress crackle paint. Placed some previously ironed fantasy film scraps behind the windows. Painted some areas with white acrylic paint and then covered with rock candy Distress crackle paint. The underlying brown Distress ink, turned to white paint brown. When the paint dried, Tim covered it with "Sparkly Stuff", which I don't have, so needed to give it a think.
For the ATC back, did the wrinkle free distress technique with these colors.
Stamped snowflakes with faded jeans Distress Ink and the edges with walnut stain Distress Ink.
Covered the snowy areas with micro beads, still looked brown, so coated it with snow cap Mixatives.
Added the picket fence and a small tag with brad and "memories" stamped on it.


chrissy said...

Great idea to use the notebook embossing folder to achieve the look of boards/siding on the house. But, I don't understand why you cut up the grungeboard into strips and then placed onto the red line tape???

Carol said...

I'm not really sure either. Maybe it looks a bit more like boards. Oh, and in the note book folder the vertical line is only on one side, so this way it gets mixed up more.