And welcome to day two of our Tim Holtz week. Today Gio and Isasart have a project to share with you...
Two very different project, all about altering and jewellery making. Don't miss out on the details, I'm sure one will make you smile as it did for us "backstage".
So let's start with Gio... and her altered folder/binder.
For the inside I took several plastic A4 clear pockets from office supply.
I cut them in half and cut in length to get the same size of the embossing folder.
I sew the bottom and the right side with the sewing machine. The pockets are ready.
For the front and back cover I cut two rectangles same size of the inner pockets from a
acetate sheet. I embossed with embossing folder with Sizzix, Vagabond or Cuttlebug.
I put a couple of drops of alcohol inks on an old toothbrush and 'sprayed' on the cover. I sew all sides.
To make the embellishments: I cut some shapes from grunge paper. I gessoed them. I put one single drops of alcohol inks on it and start to blow in a straw (or a empty body pen). I added different colors of ink until I was happy with the result. I covered the chipboard with Rock Candy Crackle paint.
I glued the metal charm to the heart, covered too with gesso and coloured with a ink pad. I coloured the other chipboards with Mustard Seed Distress ink.
I attach the heart and wings to the front cover.
-Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folders: Rays & Retro Circles Set
-Tim Holtz embellishments: Corked Vials
-Tim Holtz embellishments: Light Bulbs
-Tim Holtz embellishments: Locket Keys
-Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz: Stuff to say
-Tim Holtz grunge paper
-Distress ink Mustard seed
Don't you love that little vial! Didn't it make you smile?
Thank you Gio, that was fab!
Now for Isasart's project.
Isa made some lovely earrings to start with, using Shrink Plastic and Alcohol inks. She cut the oval shape with the Sizzix Tag and Book plate die, added the Alcohol inks.and shrank them.
Note: Alcohol inks will really darken when you shrink the plastic. If you don't want them too dark, apply them very lightly before, or wait until you have shrunk the plastic.
Isa then finished of the earring with jewellery findings.
Did you know that we stock a wide range of findings now, even clock faces...
Now, it's nice to make a pair of earrings to offer to your loved ones, but how about making a.. not even sure how to call it exactly... presentation stand? Whatever it's called, it's gorgeous and that's all we need to know, isn't it?
Isa cut a simple cardboard box (now we all have those each time we order craft supplies, don't we?) using the mini Cabinet Card die. She aslo cut a bird cage with the Caged Bird die
She inked them with Walnut Stain Distress ink and glued them together to create the depth. Before adding the last Cabinet Card die-cut, she glued the cage and then added the last layer so it looks like the cage is open once the project is finished. Isn't that clever? LOVE it!
Other materials Isa has used in her project
Dies Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers : Cabinet card - Mini Cabinet card - Mini cage set - Mini butterflies set
Stickles Star Dust
Click on the picture to see all the yummy details.
And here is Isa's suggestion to store the Movers & Shapers... on metallic sheets/panel
Here we are for today.
I really hope you enjoyed these projects.
I would love to try those out.
Would you? come and join us on Sunday, this will be your chance....
Let us know what you think in a comment below and don't forget to pop by tomorrow
to see what Michelle has in store for you
(another one you DO NOT want to miss, trust me!!)
See you then