Apr 02 2012

Biggest Fan….

Published by at 10:37 pm under idea-ology,Projects,Ranger,Sizzix

Well, its no secret that I am one of Tim Holtz‘s biggest fans… hahaha… punny!  I just finished taking his Creative Chemistry class and it was awesome!!!! If you didn’t sign up for the class, it isn’t too late to register to watch the videos and have lifetime access to the class content.  It really is worth every penny and then some!!!!  That man sure has a gift for teaching… but most of all for SHARING!  He continues to inspire me…. not just creatively but how I live my life….  He is encouraging and I love learning from him.

Anyways…. I learned and TRIED a bunch of new techniques from class.  I’ve seen some of them done before, but never tried it for myself.  I was happy that this class pushed me to try…. because I fell IN LOVE with one of the techniques…. RUSTED ENAMEL.  It’s so cool!  And tim’s Alteration Dies are perfect for this technique!!!!

We have been working hard at the warehouse until late night trying to get caught up on orders.  After a long weekend and long day, I asked to be “excused” so that I could take a little bit of time in my stamp room creating before I went to bed… no pressure… just for fun…. I only budgeted a short time so I had to act quick… I knew I wanted to try the rusted enamel technique again…

This vintage fan was perfect.  So, I grabbed one of my favorite Distress Inks: Weathered Wood! After putting clear embossing powder and heating it, I used Walnut Stain to ink those parts of the fan that the clear embossing powder didn’t cover.

For the bottom part of the fan, I used black soot and then the clear embossing powder…. but after I heated it…. I had to figure out how to get that rusted look… what ink could I use to hightlight?  Oh, duh… Picket Fence distress stain!  It worked like magic.  Then, I just used my mister to dampen a cloth to lightly “buff” the black part.  Hard to see from the pic, but the white stain is cool with the black soot.

For the background, I used some distress ink to ink up a background on my manila cardstock, ran it through my vagabond with the Pocketwatch and Steampunk Texture Fade.  Then I just used my Walnut stain to rehit the high points. And what is a card without any bling?  LOL!  I used my favorite perfect pearl mist called Biscotti.  Then, I just added some idea-ology: Sprocket Gears, Mini Gears, Mini Fasteners, and some of my favorite words from chit chat! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!


10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Biggest Fan….”

  1. Val B says:

    Joy that is so cool….no pun intended there either! lol It really looks like metal.

    I loved the TH CC101 classes. I think I will take the class on die cutting too. Such great inspiration. 🙂

  2. Chelle says:

    fabulous!!!! as are you!!!

  3. Karen Linkogle says:

    This is awesome! I too love this technique – but you took it to the next level with this fan! Thanks for inspiring me to go play and expand!

  4. I just finished the rusted enamel technique and had to show my DH. It is an amazing look. Your take on it really shows off the unique properties. Excellent job. And yes, Tim is an inspiring teacher. I keep going back to the classes. Thanks.

  5. Mindy says:

    Great job!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your fan is super fabulous Joy!! This card is awesome!! I love the colors, texture, and depth!! Good thing you took some time for yourself!! 🙂

  7. WOW!!! You’ve done a fabulous job Joy!!! Loving all of that texture!

  8. This is awesome Joy! I love the look and I want to touch it and feel that texture! I can’t wait to get this die! I love your gears in the middle and as a background…fabulous!

  9. Louise H says:

    Wow! This is fabulous! I loved that technique too and you’ve inspired me to use it more. Thanks.

  10. Oh JOY!!! This is just awesome…I love how you created all the elements in this card. Thank You so much for sharing this. & yes busy busy so stealing the time away into the studio to share this piece of heART is wonderful, totally enjoyed reading your ‘chemistry’ of it & yeah got a chuckle or two in with ‘punny’ 😉 Have a wonderful week! HUGS

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