Hello friends…I hope that you are well. I am back today to share a make that I created for the newest Tim Holtz idea-ology release. Tim’s Youtube live was Saturday where he shared all of the new products and beautiful creations by the makers. I was so excited and honored to participate and create for the release alongside such an amazing group of makers.
The new products are simply WONDERFUL! One can never have too many idea-ology pieces and products for creating…am I right?
So…let’s get on to the make!
This project all started by playing with the new idea-ology black and white Layers called Engraving. They are pieces of ephemera that can be used as is, or colored to match a project. I had no idea what this project was going to be so I just sat down, picked some colors and colored a few of the flowers with colors that appealed to me. I rubbed each of the flowers with a bit of walnut stain distress ink by using a blending tool. The layers have a slick surface so they’re perfect to color with Distress Crayons.
You can either directly scribble a little bit of crayon onto the layer, or scribble onto a craft mat and pick the colors up with your finger. I did a little bit of both.
Then I fussy cut them out.
The next step of my make was finding a photo or paper doll to be the focus of the project. I have a tin full of idea-ology found relatives photos from last years release and many years past…this cute little girl just spoke to me.
Using a few of the distress crayons, I colored the little girls cheeks and her dress with complimentary colors to the flowers and greens. I scribbled the colors onto my craft mat and using a damp water brush, colored her up.
Next I stitched around and around on my sewing machine, then added some Distress Paint around the top and bottom edges to create some focus and interest.
Small bits of ripped collage paper were applied over top of the painted areas then dabbed using my finger right over the collage paper, to tone it down and blend it in. Once the areas were dry, the edges were blended with some ink.
Next…what to make??
Well..I went right for the new pack of Worn Wallpaper and new Backdrops, and found a few that would work perfectly with my photo. If you follow me then you know what a texture and layer junkie that I am.. textures and layers just make me happy, and adding them with my sewing machine is one of my favorite ways to do it. I stitched both straight stitches, zigzags and criss cross along a few areas on the papers. A few scrap of ribbon, mummy cloth and quilt batting pieces were stitched to a few sections as well.
Then, I reached for my jar of pearl buttons, and an idea-ology butterfly adornment.
I stitched a piece of grunged up idea-ology velvet ribbon to the top of one of the worn wallpaper pieces and added a scrap of lace.
I chose to create the collage on a large idea-ology framed panel, so I painted the edge pattern with a combination of iced spruce and cracked pistachio distress paint.
Once the green edge was dry, I finished it with some antique linen distress paint and rubbed on some distress crackle texture paste. Once crackled, a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Crayon was rubbed into the cracks.
To finish the edge, I rubbed on a bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink and Foundry Alloy with my finger.
I cut the piece of backdrop paper to fit the background of the frame, spritzed it with water and crinkled it up, tore it and rolled the edges to give is a very distressed look. Then the paper was rubbed with Walnut Stain Distress ink.
I very randomly stitched straight and zigzag stitches onto the backdrop to create some more depth and texture. In the end, I added to the collage an idea-ology Salvaged Tag (stamped, spritzed and rubbed with ink and paint), some paper bouquet flowers (painted and glittered up) and a clippings sticker (rubbed with ink and paint).
The wallpaper piece edges were rolled up to create aging and rubbed with distress ink, then stitched to the backdrop paper and adhered to the panel. Using a splatter brush and a bit of paint, I splattered paint randomly onto the panel and frame.
With that, my project was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, please keep an eye out, as I’ll be sharing more projects from the release very soon!
Products used to create this project- idea-ology Worn Wallpaper, Layers- Engraving, Entomology Collage Paper, Velvet Ribbon, Butterfly Adornments, Found Relatives, Paper Bouquet Flowers, Large Framed Panel, Mummy Cloth, Crinkle Ribbon, A variety of Distress Inks, paints and crayons, Mushroom Alcohol Ink, Foundry Alloy Alcohol Ink, Distress Crackle Texture Paste, water brush, vintage buttons, vintage lace, sewing machine
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