April Tim Holtz Tag

The April tag is all about distress paint, and as always, Tim Holtz demonstrates it best on his blog.  It was fun to play with this strange new medium.  I am still learning about the Distress Paint qualities compared to other fluid acrylic paint.  Here is what I came up with:DSC_0059I had an inquiry regarding how to emboss using more than one embossing folder, and therefor this tag is for you Maria.  First I started with some color.DSC_0012Lots of color.DSC_0017After drying the paint, I added some metallic ink.DSC_0019Then I embossed using the diffuser by Tim Holtz and Sizzix.  Here I am embossing the outside edges of the tag with my first folder.DSC_0025The diffuser replaces the top plate of your card “sandwich” when embossing.  It simply leaves an area that does not receive pressure, and therefore does not leave an impression of the embossing folder on the tag.  It would be simple to make your own diffuser out of a couple of slabs of chipboard, cut to the same shape and glued together to get the right thickness. Here is the end result:DSC_0027 Here I am putting the card through the second folder.  I’ve taped the inside diffuser section on top where I want the impression to be, which is in the middle of the tag where it didn’t leave any impression from the first folder. DSC_0032I should note here that I owe Sizzix and Tim Holtz an apology.  In an earlier post, I said I didn’t understand why they made the embossing folders so small.  Now I understand.  Notice how in the picture above, I am turning my embossing folder sideways, or landscape, to put it through the machine.  If the embossing folder was larger, I would not be able to do this and I would probably not be able to emboss on this tag exactly the image I wanted and where I wanted it to go.  So, thank you Tim and Sizzix – for knowing what I want before I do!DSC_0034I added some paint to some little embellishments and here I am adding alcohol ink to my dragonfly stamped wings  (by Tattered Angels).  DSC_0054  Because I embossed the card, I knew I couldn’t simply stamp the dragonfly directly on the tag, or I would only have an image on the raised area of the tag, therefore I stamped on tissue paper and then added it to the card with gel medium.  If you look closely you can see the tissue paper.DSC_0063The washi tape is 7 Gypsies and Stampington & Co.  I forget who the chipboard question mark was by, sorry – it is altered here so much you would not recognize it anyway.  The saying is Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous.  The grate was from Artchix Studio – many years ago, so I’m not sure they still carry it.  I topped everything off with a hint of bronze acrylic paint by Jacquard Lumiere.DSC_0064 Thanks for stopping by!DSC_0068My big kitty, Pong, helping me with placement for the photos – as always.

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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One Response to April Tim Holtz Tag

  1. Hi! Great tag! I had never heard of a diffuser before. Now I need to get one! Thanks for explaining how to use it.

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