I’m back again with another tutorial. Today I’m sharing a small vignette featuring the Salvaged Snowman that I was inspired to create after the Tim Holtz Facebook Live that featured the Glitter Duster. You can check out his Facebook Live video HERE.
I’ve been coveting the Salvaged Snowman because they were new and so cute, but after the video, I decided it was time to paint one up… you can see all the steps on how I painted him HERE. So be sure to pop over and check him out! You’ll want to create one before moving on to the next steps 🙂
Now onto the vignette…
the base of my vignette was made with one of the new Idea-ology Holiday Trinket Tins and embellished with a Salvaged Snowman, new Snowflake Adornments and a few small Woodland Trees, plus a couple vintage goodies!
First, I went looking through some of my old scrap vintage postcards…these are cards that I’ve picked up at garage and estate sales for a pretty cheap price and that I use for crafts. I can cut them apart or use them for backgrounds or as in this case, the scene seemed perfect for the snowman and once cut, would fit into the Trinket Tin! I fussy cut around the scene and then blended some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the front of it. I then added some drips of Vintage Photo and dried it with my heat tool.
the small background paper…
I smooshed Old Paper Distress Oxide onto the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Music background stamp (CMS358) then spritzed it with water and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper and dried it with my heat tool. I stamped, in Black Soot Archival Ink the Holly (CMS357) along one side of my paper and colored it with a variety of Distress Markers and a Waterbrush. Then I blended the entire sheet with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and spritzed with water, dabbed with a towel and dried with my heat tool until it was to my liking.
Here is the finished paper with drips of Vintage Photo too!! Then I just cut it down to fit inside the tin.
Then I began distressing the Trinket Tin…
Sorry, I don’t have any process photos of that… I was too busy tapping my hammer making dings, scratches and roughing it up with my sanding block to snap photos… 😉 That’s one of the fun parts! But after that was done I began applying some White Gesso, Mushroom Alcohol Ink, and Vintage Photo Distress Paint. Then I decided to add some opaque texture crackle paste.
After I was done distressing both inside and outside. I added some Distress Collage Medium and with the Glitter Duster added some shots of Clear Rock Candy.
I then began arranging the inside of my tin… I dyed a few small Idea-ology Woodland Pines by spraying them with Evergreen Bough Distress Spray. Then dipped them into water and blotted them with a paper towel. This creates an ombre’ effect. The trees were then rubbed with some Distress Collage Medium and then dusted with the Clear Rock Candy Glitter. (Tim showed this on his Day 1 Holiday Hacks Facebook Live this past weekend! You can check that out HERE….all sorts of fun and easy Holiday ideas!)
Behind the postcard fussy cutting, I layered a piece of cotton batting and a piece of cheesecloth. Both had been dipped into some Antique Linen Distress Oxide and water and dried with a heat tool.
Next, I distressed some tinsel roping to adhere within the tin. The roping was a bit to shiny for this project so I dabbed it with some Vintage Photo Distress Paint and let it dry. I then added some Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint with my finger and then gave it a shot of the Glitter Duster with Clear Rock Candy Glitter. Then I carefully heated the roping with my heat tool. This is what created the “feathered” look and really made it look vintage!
Here is the before and after… so cool!
Then I began arranging and adhering all the parts and pieces within the tin with Distress Collage Matte Medium. I typed out the phrase on my typewriter onto vintage onion skin paper, blended it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and trimmed it to fit within the tin and added a vintage pearl button.
I added a couple of the Snowflake Adornments to a piece of string and glittered them with Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust. Then adhered within the tinsel at the top of the vignette.
and with that…my Trinket Tin was complete!
Close-ups of the outside of the tin…I love the snowy crackle texture.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! Happy Holidays!
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES –
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Holiday Greetings (CMS353), Music and Advert (CMS358), Glitter Duster
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Black Soot Archival Ink, Distress Crackle Texture Paste, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Dina Wakley White Gesso, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Mushroom Alcohol Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Crayon, Evergreen Bough Distress Spray, Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust, Vintage Photo Distress Paint
Distress Ink and Oxide- Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen
Distress Markers- Variety of Colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Watercolor Paper, Water brush
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology-Salvaged Snowmen, Snowflake Adornments, Holiday Trinket Tin, Small Woodland Trees
Other- Cotton Batting, Cheesecloth, Vintage Postcard, Vintage Pearl Button, Tinsel Roping, Typewriter, Onion skin typewriter paper