Saturday, June 9, 2012

Favorite Tim Holtz Technique

Hi there friends!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start.  This week I'm the host over at Our Creative Corner and the theme I picked is to share your favorite Tim Holtz technique.  I've been practicing a lot of TH techniques lately, starting with the 12 Tags of Christmas, then getting involved in Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities II challenge and also trying to keep up with TH's 2012 tags. So I'm getting a lot of exposure to his techniques and I must say, I love just about every one I have tried.  This technique is called Rusted Enamel and it was one of my first favorites.  I really love the look and it is super easy to do.  It's in his first Compendium so I am not going to go through the steps to do it, but it is also sort of described in Tim's post here.  

This was one of the first pieces I did as a guest designer for Artistic Outpost using their Diesel Punk plate.  I really loved it and have been saving it to blog for something special.  I thought the Rusted Enamel technique was shown off perfectly with this piece and it was time to share it.  The problem is that I made this five months ago so I don't really remember everything about how I made it.  I know I usually share the details with you.  Here is what I remember.  

The rusted enamel panel was done on SU's Very Vanilla and the stamping was done with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.  The distress ink I used to create the panel was Weathered Wood.  The tag was cut with an older Spellbinders die, stamped with Weathered Wood and spritzed and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, mixed with water and sprayed and also sponged on.  The little diesel punk angel was stamped on Very Vanilla with jet black archival ink and then watercolored with distress ink and trimmed out.  The wings are grungeboard and were coated with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder for a rusted look.  I rusted the corner filigree metals myself.  And that wonderful plaid paper is from the Pion Designs For Father paper pack.  I mounted it all on another panel of distressed enamel.  

How about joining us in this challenge?  Even if you aren't a big fan of Tim Holtz, you can't deny that he has had an incredibly powerful impact on the paper crafting industry and it's a lot of fun to try out some of his techniques.  Check out his blog and the Ranger blog for all sorts of step by steps and demos on dozens of techniques.  And for even more inspiration and fun, check out what the OCC designers have done this week with Tim Holtz's techniques. 

Thanks folks, for stopping by and for your wonderfully encouraging comments.  Hope you have a great weekend. 

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...the yorkshire fox... said...

...super card full of inky techniques & a great sentiment...Mel :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Just gorgeous your card with these fab AO images!

Lisa Minckler said...

Fantabulous Linda! I never cease to be amazed by your unique style of crafting and artwork. :)
Thank you for the great inspiration. I'm off to check out the rest!
I just left you feedback on Zibbet's as well. The package arrived safely and I'm so pleased with my new toys! :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So much inky goodness here! Love that sentiment, too!

marda said...

This is a wonderful card all the away around. Perfect sentiment... maybe to a newly licensed driver!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your rusted enamel rocks! The filigree looks amazing that way. Love the challenge theme this week (as if you couldn't guess!)

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the elements! ... :)

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