I’m back today with a short tutorial that was inspired by my trip to Novi, Michigan for the Mega Meet! I was lucky enough to attend a couple days and was super inspired by the man himself, Tim Holtz!! If you’ve never had a chance to see him in action, I would highly recommend trying to get to a show or at the least, watching his youtube videos. If you’re lacking in the inspiration department, it will skyrocket your ideas. Plus, you not only get to see Tim in action, Mario is there in the Stampers Anonymous booth to ring up your purchases! It doesn’t get much better than that…at least in my book!
Here are a couple shots of me, my sister, Amy, and of course, Tim and Mario…it was so AWESOME!
This tutorial was inspired by when he demoed the Distress Oxide Inks and the new Distress Resist Spray…WHOA!
As cool as the Distress Oxides are, seeing this technique that Tim showed was…AMAZING! And it’s really easy! So that means you need to give it a try!!
The first thing I did when I got home was to jot down all the different techniques he had demoed, I know…I’m a total ink nerd! I just wanted to make sure that I remembered. I was so inspired and had so many ideas running through my head, that I was afraid I was going to forget them if they didn’t put them down on paper. So, here goes…
The Oxide Ink Technique…I don’t remember if Tim had a specific name for it but for now I’ll just call it Smudging…
All you do, is stamp an image with whatever Oxide Ink you’d like, take a clean blending tool pad and the blending tool handle and rub the image…it creates a shadow type effect because of the oxide combo of water-based dye ink and pigment ink. Then you keep adding other images and Oxide Ink colors until you have a combo that you like. You can continue to use the same blending tool pad throughout the project. I added drips and sprays of water and then dried with my heat tool now and again. I don’t have pictures of this tag as I was making it because I hadn’t planned on sharing…I was simply playing with the oxides and some of my new stamp sets that I had bought that day. Here is a closeup of the tag and the colors that I used….The results that you get are AMAZING!! So much depth and, oh my goodness…the dreamy effects!
The butterfly was colored with Distress Markers and a Waterbrush and then I highlighted some of the colors with Oxide Ink. I used the Distress Resist Spray and some gold embossing powder. I embellished the tag with an Idea-ology Wood Slice, Vial Label and Sticker Clipping.
The stamp sets that I used were Stampers Anonymous, Flutter (CMS294), Noble Gent (CMS301), Entomology (CMS328), Mail Art (CMS339) and Glorious Bouquet (CMS325)…any combo of stamps would work great with this technique.
Next…Distress Resist Spray
This stuff is THE BOMB!! Super easy and dries very, very quickly, so you’ll need to be prepared before you begin using it.
WARNING!!! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BOX TO SPRAY IN…IT DOES NOT WASH OFF OF THINGS!! SO PLEASE BE AWARE!! Please go online to YouTube and watch Tim demo this if you haven’t already, it is very cool, but there are rules to using it. 🙂 here is a link to a TIM DEMO
OK, so now that the warning is out of the way… 🙂
I created this vintage looking “slide” with the Distress Resist Spray, it was super easy and with great effects.
All I did was smooshed on some brown Ranger Archival Inks (Coffee and Potting Soil) onto a sheet of Judikins Embossable Window Plastic. Dried it with my heat tool, then laid my sheet into my RESIST BOX and sprayed it with the Distress Resist. Then I took my heat tool and dried it…you don’t need to dry it with a heat tool, I just did because I was in a hurry. It will dry on it’s own VERY QUICKLY! (I probably could have used a piece of plastic from the recycle bin but I wanted to dry it with my heat tool and get it done.) Then I stamped the text background image from the Tim Holtz Entomology Stamp Set with Black Soot Archival Ink and dried it with my heat tool.
Here is a very up close look at it…I love the textured effects it has and it could work for a stained-glass look as well. SO COOL!
The butterfly was colored with Distress Markers and a Watercolor Brush and then I added some glitter effects to it with a Zig Wink of Stella Clear Brush Marker. The slide case is the new Sizzix Tim Holtz Pocket Frame Die. The stamp sets that I used for this tag were Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Flutter (CMS294), Illustrated Garden (CMS295), Noble Gent (CMS301), Stampers Anonymous Classics (SCF001). I embellished my tag with some quick sprays of Resist and some gold embossing powder and added another Idea-ology Vial Label.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment!
Have a GREAT DAY!