Hello Friends! I am back again… and this time with a look at an exciting new Distress product release by Tim Holtz, Foundry Wax! Ohh, have I been longing for a product like this for so long and I am so excited to introduce you to it. Tim hosted a Youtube LIVE today, announcing it’s arrival and of course, had an awesome demo featuring all sorts of ways to use it. I have a feeling this is going to be an absolute hit! I love it already and can’t wait to see how you all use it in your makes.
I’ve had the new 3D Typewriter Texture Fade for a bit now, but hadn’t had the chance to play with it much, but as soon as I saw the new Foundry Waxes and how perfect they are for emphasizing texture, I knew this was going to be the perfect 3D folder to use to show it off. The Typewriter texture fade is LOADED with texture.
YUMMM! I just LOVE how these grungy tags came out! I used all four of the wax colors, Statue, Gilded, Mined and Sterling. So let’s get to the details of how these 4 backgrounds were achieved.
I embossed 3 Distress Mixed Media Heavystock #8 Tags and 1 Black Alcohol Ink paper tag. This was cut using the Tim Holtz Tag Thinlet Set and Black Alcohol Ink Paper.
I spritzed the tags with water and then ran each of the tags through the Big Shot Foldaway. I ran them through 3 times each, it probably isn’t something that I have to worry about doing every time with the new Foldaway, I just wanted TONS of texture!
For this tag, I used the spray inks and colored it BEFORE applying the wax. I spritzed a mixed media tag with water then a combination of Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke, Rusty Hinge & Black Soot Spray Stains, and a few spritzes of Frayed Burlap Oxide Spray, then I dried it with my heat tool.
To tart my first tag, I shook the bottle of foundry wax to mix the shaker ball around inside then dropped a couple drips of Statue Foundry Wax onto my glass media mat. I put the cap back on the wax, and set it aside.
Using my finger, I rubbed on a small amount onto the textured areas of the tag. The Foundry Wax turns into a cream-ish texture once it hits the air, so always be sure to re-cap the wax and drip more onto the mat if you need it.
Another tip, keep the bottle out of direct sunlight, heat sets the wax and having your bottles sit in front of a window that has the sun peeking through might set them within the bottle.
Using my embossing gun, I heated the foundry waxed areas with a heat tool until it had turned shiny. It’s like MAGIC!!!
To add a little more rustiness, I sprinkled on some Rusty Hinge Embossing Glaze over the rusty drippy areas, then embossed it with my heat tool. Then I spritzed on some drips of Salvaged Patina, spritzed it with water, then dried it with a heat tool.
Next up, the Gilded Foundry Wax…
This time, I applied the wax prior to the color. I rubbed it onto one of the Mixed Media Heavystock Tags using my finger.
Then, I heated it up to bring out the shine with my embossing gun.
This one was spritzed with Pumice Stone & Old Paper Spray Stains, then spritzed with Ground Espresso and Salvaged Patina Oxide Sprays, and dried with a heat tool. I sprinkled the Salvaged Patina drips with some Salvaged Patina Embossing Glaze, then embossed it with my embossing gun.
Next, the Mined Foundry Wax…this one may be my favorite!
(in fact, I made a little something with this one that I’ll be sharing soon) 😉
To me it looks like oxidized copper….YUM!!!
I rubbed on the Mined color onto the embossed mixed media tag.
Then , using my embossing gun, heated it to bring out the shine.
Then I spritzed it with water, and some Black Soot & Rustic Wilderness Spray Stains, then Rustic Wilderness & Cracked Pistachio Oxide Sprays. I dried it with my heat tool, then sprinkled some of the oxide drips with Rustic Wilderness Embossing Glaze, then embossed with my Embossing Gun.
See what I’m talking about??? Oxidized copper!!! Mama Mia! Deliciousness!
And then, finally, the Sterling Foundry Wax & the Black Alcohol Ink tag.
Once the Sterling Wax was heated and shiny, I spritzed the paper with water, then some Black Soot & Ground Espresso Oxide Sprays. Then I dried it with my heat tool.
This one reminds me of a vintage Underwood typewriter, chippy and worn from years of use…I love it! 🙂
With that, all 4 of my Typewriter tags were complete, using all 4 of the new waxes, my final thought..AMAZING! I can’t wait to work these into all sorts of my creations.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get a chance to hop over and check out Tim and his demo of this AWESOME new product!
And, stay tuned, I just couldn’t resist using one of these tags for my next project combined with the new idea-ology!
I’ll have the post up very soon, so stay tuned!
Take care and see you soon!
Products used to create these tags…to shop at Simon Says Stamp Click HERE,
Distress Foundry Wax, Distress Heavystock Mixed Media Tags, Black Alcohol Ink Paper, Sizzix Tag Thinlet Set, Distress Embossing Glaze, Distress Spray Stains, Distress Oxide Spray Stains, Sizzix Typewriter 3D Texture Fade, and more…
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