I realized I got way behind on completing the projects Tim Holtz designed for his blog. With three projects left to do and only 11 days to get them done in the year assigned, I decided I had better get crackin'.
I had written out the steps Tim used when the bog posts first appeared but it had been so long that I had to look the post up before I started so I could refresh my mind on what the goal was!
Here is the techniques Tim combined:
And here is his project for October:
Tim went all out for Halloween in the October tag but, it being so late, I decided to go in a whole different direction. Here are the steps I used for my project:
- On a base surface create a patchwork collage of various elements according to the desired theme, using a matte medium as a glue and a sealant.
- I started with two papers with cutout sections. These I overlaid with printed tissue paper, then I went to town with all sorts of butterfly stickers, staying with the more realistic-looking ones.
- Allow the collage to fully dry
- Lightly sand edges
- Apply Picket Fence Distress Stain over surface and wash/wipe away some to create a shabby effect
- Use Distress Ink pad in Black Soot to darken the edges of the panel
- Use Distress Marker in Black Soot to create a drop shadow under all the butterflies and immediately smudge with finger to soften
- Spatter with black ink
- Use word dies to punch out the word 'beautiful' in the background
- Back the work cut-out with bright paper
- Stamp hand-carved butterfly on bright paper and again on shimmer paper
- Carefully cut out both butterflies
- Stamp just the antennae on the background
- Glue the shimmer paper butterfly to the background, aligning with the antennae
- Use wet glue to attach only the body of the bright butterfly to the shimmer layer
- Fold up the wings on the bright layer and then attach to the shimmer layer using a small bit of foam tape
Ready for the reveal?
You can see I once again made a display piece instead of a tag. I chose to make this one for use in the Spring.