Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Inspired by Tim Holtz

The Artful Times Challenge Blog is having an inspired by Tim Holtz challenge this week.
I have a couple projects to share with you.
This was made using metal foil tape and alcohol inks.  The chipboard bird was glued on to the background and then foil tape was put on in various lengths and directions.  Some of the tape was embossed before it was placed down.  I used several shades of alcohol ink to muck up the tape.  After that I grabbed all kinds of goodies to add interest.  A domino, a pen nib, a couple key holes, a metal number stencil, an hour glass, a bird cage, a watch face, washi tape, a chandelier crystal, and other metal bits finish the look.  

For my next project I did a couple tags.  Tim is crazy for tags, so you can't enter a Tim challenge and not do a tag.
This used the sewing room die cut.  I colored the dressform with silver embossing powder.  I used a chunky clear glitter glass to cover the main part of the body.  The button jar came out and I added buttons on top of the glitter.  The spool is colored with distress stain and sanded.  A bit of twine and Prima flowers finish it.  The background is 7 gypsies tissue paper layered on top of a manila tag.  I used vintage lace on the bottom and added a piece of an old fabric measuring tape.  The top also has vintage lace and some gold tulle.  A graphic 45 clothespin tops it off.  
The final tag uses stencils, stencils, and more stencils
I started by inking the tag with several distress inks.  I splattered some water and dried it.  Then I used the Tim Holtz honeycomb, dot fade, and splatter stencils.  I added the bird stamp with Archival Ink.  The bird cage is the same one I used on the first project.  I bought as many as I could get my hands on.  The chit chat letters are outlined with a black pen to make them pop.  The flower is a Mod Podge Mod Melt.  I used 10 Second Studios paint to patina the Mod Melt.  It looks like old copper.  
I hope you like all the Tim Holtz inspired projects.


  1. I love what you done here each piece a different technique :)
    Thank you for joining us at Artful Times
    Von ☺
    If you could change to moderated comments as apposed to word verification it would be much appreciated

  2. Wonderful techniques on the pieces you made and lots of TH influence to admire.

    Thank you for joining us at Artful Times for our challenge this time.

    Chrissie x

    1. Thank you guys for having an awesome challenge blog.

  3. Some lovely projects in the Tim style, the first tag is my favourite.

    1. Thank you, Wendy! They were all fun to make.


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