Hello and Welcome!!
I hope you are well! I’m back today with another project I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 Release that Tim shared with a launch party on Facebook Live last Friday. Oh MY!! What a fabulous week of sneak peeks it has been!
I don’t know about you, but I CAN NOT WAIT to get my hands on the lovely new releases that will be available throughout the next several months. If you haven’t heard, Creativation 2019 is this coming weekend and although I am home in cold and snowy Ohio 🙁 and not sunny Arizona 🙂 …I am sure that I will continue to be inspired with whatever bits of the show leak out onto social media!
My phone and I are on inspiration alert!
But until then, I have some new inspiration for you
…and guess what? these are both available NOW!!!!! YAY!!
So let’s begin!
For this vignette, I used the new Timekeeper Bigz die. It is the perfect size to frame a photo and cuts beautifully out of chipboard. The advantage to it being a Bigz die is that you can cut the clock through all sorts of media including chipboard, felt, fabric, cork along with many others. Timekeeper is the perfect shape to grunge up and make into chippy goodness.
I also used another die from the release entitled, Organic. I am in LOVE with it! It is so beautiful, dainty and just plain WONDERFUL and added the perfect vintage touch.
I started out by painting a white gesso wash over my entire vignette box. This is done by mixing a bit of Dina Wakley White Gesso with a bit of water and painting a light coat onto the box. I’ve found that it adds a bit of “tooth” and makes it easier for the paper to adhere with collage medium. I then set it aside to dry.
The inside and outside papers for the box…
I cut 2 pieces of Watercolor Paper to be approximately 6″x9″ and ran the paper and die through my Vagabond twice. This was done by lining up the first cutting with the second area to be cut.
The Organic die is designed so that there are no edges. This means that it can be lined up with a previous cut to create a continuous pattern, as shown below.
I sprayed the die cut areas with Walnut Stain Distress Spray and dried them with my Heat It Heat Tool. I then stamped the floral die areas with Antique Linen Distress Oxide and the Lace background stamp (CMS348). Then I embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder and my Embossing Heat Gun.
The stamped area wasn’t perfect and added to the vintage look.
Next up, I created the paper to attach the die cut areas to be attached to.
I cut a piece of watercolor paper and embossed it with my 3D Lumber Texture Fade. Then I sprayed it with water and Walnut Stain Distress Spray Stain and a tiny bit of Evergreen Bough Distress Spray Stain and dried it with my heat tool.
I then cut it to fit the 4 outside sides of the box, the inside back, and the outside back…for a total of 6 pieces.
I adhered the cut 3D Lumber pieces with Distress Matte Collage Medium to the Organic papers. Making sure that all the tiny cut areas were very well glued onto the lumber paper.
(See photo for explanation)
Then I carefully trimmed them.
I know what you’re thinking, why are you covering a wood box with wood looking paper?? What a silly girl!
But there is a method to my madness…I promise!
The Organic design is very intricate and I knew if I cut the paper without having it glued down, I would lose some of those tiny details like some of the little flowers and leaves.
Ah ha…so there ya go… 😉
The paper for the inside of the box…
I stamped the Ornate background stamp (CMS348) with Ground Expresso Distress Ink onto Watercolor paper and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder and my heat tool. Then I blended the background with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and cut it into pieces to fit the inside of the box.
I then adhered all the pieces with collage medium to the outside and inside of the box. I drilled a hole with a Dremmel Tool and attached a Curio Knob to the top. (To attach the knob, you will need a longer screw that is included in the Vignette Hardware Pack.)
Up next…the Timekeeper clock!
I cut 3 of the clocks out of chipboard and glued them together with Distress Collage Matte Medium.
Then, with my finger, added a bit of Opaque Crackle Texture Paste around the edges and the front of the clock.
Then, I let it dry and crackle.
I added bits of Mushroom Alcohol Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Stain, Gathered Twigs and Ground Expresso Distress Crayons into those tiny cracks. Then smooshed a couple areas with my Clear Embossing Ink Dauber and embossed some of the areas with Gold Embossing Powder.
For the frame, I blended bits of Walnut Stain Distress Stain on and dried it with my heat tool. Then, with my finger, I added Opaque Crackle Texture Paste and Clear Rock Candy Paint. When they were both good and dry..I blended into the crackled areas some Mushroom Alcohol Ink and brown distress crayon. When I was done I thought that the rock candied areas were a bit to shiny, so I sanded a few areas with my Sanding Grip.
I found a vintage key in my stash and tied a piece of string around it. Then I added some Bouquet Flowers that had been sprayed with Antique Linen Distress Spray and dipped into Clear Rock Candy Glitter. I tied on a tag and added a Clipping Sticker. I attached some vintage buttons to a Loop Pin and pinned it to the string.
With Distress Collage Matte Medium I adhered the key and frame together and used a couple Bull Dog Clips to hold it in place until it was dry.
I chose a cute photo from the Found Relatives Pack and cut it with a Circle Die to fit within the Timepiece. I adhered the photo inside of the Vignette Box with Pop-dots.
I adhered the frame to the front of the vignette box with distress collage medium. Then placed a heavy book over top of the frame to hold it in place, and set it aside to dry overnight.
With that, my vignette box was complete.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!
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Gather your supplies-
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Timekeeper Bigz, Organic, 3D Lumber Texture Fade, Vagabond 2, Precision Base Plate
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Ornate and Lace (CMS348)
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Loop Pin, Clipping Stickers, Bouquet Flowers, Found Relatives, Vignette Box, Curio Knobs, Vignette Hardware Pack, Vignette Frames
Tim Holtz/Ranger-Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Clear Rock Candy Paint, Mushroom Alcohol Ink,
Distress Crayons- Gathered Twigs, Ground Expresso,
Distress Ink and Oxides- Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Antique Linen Oxide
Distress Spray Stains- Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Sanding Grip, Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Dina Wakley White Gesso, Distress Collage Brush, Distress Watercolor Paper, Opaque Crackle Texture Paste,
Other- Embossing Heat Tool, Dremmel Tool, Bull Dog Clips, Vintage Key, String and Buttons, Circle Die Set, Pop-dots