I hope you are having a wonderful December day…
I’m here today with some highlights of a project that I created for the Tim Holtz idea-ology Facebook Live a few weeks ago. I’m just highlighting a few of the details because if you look closely at the project you can see that it was put together by using several techniques I’ve shared on my blog in the past.
I used some of my favorite distress products…Opaque Crackle Texture Paste, Mushroom Alcohol Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Crayon, Rock Candy Glitter and the new Distress Mica Flakes.
The grungy little vintage snowman 🙂 was created by using the techniques that I shared a little over a year ago in my vintage snowman tutorial…you can click on THIS LINK to get to that. I just added more sparkle and grunge to him with some Clear Rock Candy Glitter and Distress Mica Flakes that were both tinted with a couple drops of Mushroom Alcohol Ink.
I painted several of them up with Distress Paints and then grunged them up by using a Detail Water Brush and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.
Next, I distressed a couple of the Christmas Vignette Box Tops with Opaque Crackle Texture Paste, Distress Crayons and Alcohol Ink, then they were adhered to the vignette boxes.
It became the perfect base for the snowman. I drilled a hole with my dremmel tool through both of the boxes and added a string of tiny lights.
The trees were both colored with Distress Spray Stains and their tiny tree bases were painted with Distress Paint. I wound the tiny light around the large tree and adhered it to the top of the stack. I then added baubles (colored with a variety of Alcohol Inks) to the large tree.
I tied a red bow around the stack, then arranged some quilt batting and greens (cut from a variety of Sizzix Green Thinlets) to create a snowy and festive scene. The quilt batting was colored by blending it with some Walnut Distress Ink.
The grungy snowman and tiny tree were then adhered to the scene.
After all the embellishments were added to the boxes, I lightly rubbed the trees, snow and snowman with Distress Collage Matte Medium and added the sparkle.
This was done with a combination of Clear Rock Candy Glitter and Distress Mica Flakes. Both were tinted with Mushroom Alcohol Ink and then sprinkled and sprayed onto the scene.
It was a fun and easy little project to create…I mean, who doesn’t love a grungy little vintage snowman…am I right? 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by today…I’ll be back with another christmasy tutorial very soon!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Glitter Duster, Splatbox
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Salvaged Santa and Snowman, Christmas Vignette Box Tops, Vignette boxes, Woodland Trees, Baubles, Tiny Lights
Distress Ink- Walnut Stain
Distress Crayons- Walnut Stain
Alcohol Inks- A Variety of Colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Distress Mica Flakes, Distress Resist Spray, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Opaque Crackle Texture Paste
Other- Dremmel Tool
Merry Christmas Stacy. Sure appreciate your talents and wonderful tutorials on techniques. Really like the snowmen you did. Enjoy your Sunday and of course the holiday season.
I love this one – total genius to stack those boxes. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
Sherry T/scrappergirl56 says
Merry Christmas to you and all your family, Stacy. Missed you posting, but I know you have been very busy with all the new “stuff” for 2020. WOW, 2020, a new decade is dawning. Whew, made it through another one…LOL. I am so glad you did a post on this project, it is one of my favorites….
Rita Perfater says
Your composition is my favorite part. The boxes are perfect and add such whimsy to the piece. Brilliant.