Hello friends…Happy Thursday!
I hope that you are all doing well. I’m back today with a tutorial for a project created using some of the new Sizzix thinlets that we released a bit ago. The Funky Wreathes, Scribbly Butterflies and Crochet 2 worked perfectly together, as many of Tim’s Sizzix thinlets do.
So, let’s get to it!
I started with a full size sheet of Distress Watercolor Paper and began stamping random areas with the Lattice Background Stamp (CMS257) with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I spritzed the paper with water and spritzed on some areas of Old Paper Distress Spray and Antique Linen Distress Oxide spray, spritzed some more areas with water and dried with my heat tool.
When the paper was dry, I applied a small amount of Crackle Texture Paste to random areas of the paper with my finger, and set it aside to dry and crackle.
Then when it was crackled, rubbed a small amount of Vintage Distress Collage Medium over top of the crackled areas. This makes it easy to rub Distress Crayon into the cracks.
And that was my next step..I rubbed Walnut Stain Distress Crayon into the cracks along with some Mushroom Alcohol Ink. Sometimes instead of using water to rub the crayon in, I use Mushroom Alcohol Ink.
Next, again with my finger, I very lightly rubbed on a small amount of Evergreen Bough Distress Paint to emphasize the cracks. I set the background aside and began working on the embellishments.
I cut a flower and green from the Wildflower Stems 1 & 2 and colored them with a variety of Distress Markers and Detail Water Brush.
Again, cut out of Watercolor Paper and colored with a variety of Distress Markers and a Detail Water brush.
I spritzed a scrap piece of Linen with water and some Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress Spray, dried it and then spritzed it with Old Paper Distress Oxide Spray, lightly spritzed to activate the Oxide and dried it with my heat tool again.
I typed out a few phrases on a piece of Vintage Onion Skin paper and trimmed one down to fit the project.
Then I began arranging the vignette… although not pictured, I cut out 2 of the Funky Wreathes from a piece of Distress Stained Watercolor paper and added a piece cut from the Crochet 2 Thinlet set.
I added some more interest by stamping on some text in the background.
I painted on a light coat of Antique Linen and Evergreen Bough Distress Paint and added some crackle texture paste in a few areas, let the crackle dry, and rubbed on some Walnut Stain Distress Marker into the cracks and texture of the frame.
I cut a piece of Quilt Batting with Pinking Sheers and sprayed the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Spray, and dried it with my heat tool.
Then I stitched around the edge of the paper and added some vintage buttons.
The background was then added within the frame and my vignette was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today…see you soon!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Lattice & Flourish CMS257, Newsprint & Type CMS266, Tiny Toadstools CMS377
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Scribbly Butterflies, Funky Wreathes, Wildflower Stems 1 &2, Crochet 2, Vagabond
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/idea-ology- Large Framed Panel
Distress Sprays- Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen Oxide, Old Paper Oxide
Distress Paint- Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough
Distress Ink- Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone,
Distress Crayons- Walnut Stain
Distress Markers- variety of colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Foam Tape, Vintage Distress Collage Matte Medium, Distress Crackle Texture Paste
Other- Linen, Vintage Buttons, Quilt Batting, Sewing Machine, Thread, Dictionary Page, Vintage Onion Skin Typing Paper, Jute, Typewriter
Paula Cheney says
beautiful panel! I just love that wreath!
Just so pretty. A lot of thought went into your project, and of course, a lot of work. Very inspirational!
Wow. I get so much inspiration of your work. Thanks a lot
So very pretty.
Every project you make is filled with pretty details and awesome techniques. You are such an inspiration to so many of us ♡
Thank you for sharing your “how to”s xx
Rita P. says
Hello Stacy. Beautiful details everywhere. You have a command of your craft for sure.
I have a technical question. Some of the markers I ordered are dried out and I have been seeing blurbs here and there that the markers are going to be discontinued. Have you had to repair any of the markers you use? I was thinking I would try to reink the dried out ones rather than throw them away. Do you have any experience with this?
Michelle Steiner says
I do not know what Stacy does but I have used distress refresh on my markers.
Rita P. says
thanks, I’ll try again but it didn’t seem to fix them. Since they don’t work anyway, there’s no harm in experimenting.
Hi Rita! Thank you so much! Sorry for the late reply.. yes, you can use distress refresher on the markers..spray some of the refresher on a media mat and scribble you marker in it, put the cap back on it and let it sit for awhile. I also heard Tim say today that if you have spray stain, you can try adding that to the marker to see if that brings it back to life. I haven’t tried that yet, but I plan to. I hope that helps. 😄♥️
I so love this project, must get inky before long, my fingers are having ink withdrawal…LOL. Always love all the extra vintage items you add to your projects….where is the stick??? LOL.
Fonda Rush says
I love this!
This is a beautiful piece! The details, love it.
Theresa Grdina says
Your art is just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous,thank you so much for sharing your wonderful tutorial. You’re an amazing designer.❤️
Nancy Wethington says
Another beautifully composed project.
ann barnes says
Stacy, this piece is so lovely! You always achieve the most beautiful soft grunge look and your stitching and small details really add so much! I love this
Wow!! So pretty! Do you have a tutorial so I can watch you create this beauty?
Oh wow so gorgeous, definitely frame worthy, love the background and the arrangement of everything.
Debbie F. says
I’m new to following your posts and I really appreciate seeing what you’ve made. Recently I inherited photos of my ancestors and am working on a photo wall to display many of them. Instead of framing and hanging everything I decided to stock up on some of Tim’s products and do some mixed media pieces with the focal point being a copy of a photo of an ancestor or 2! Being new to these types of projects, I really appreciate the inspiration and explanation of how to better use the products I have invested in. I absolutely love this piece. Thank you, Stacy.
Wanda Hentges says
Stacy, this is sooooooooo beautiful!!! Do you ever sell your pieces? Is this one for sale?
Thanks so much, Wanda! I haven’t, but I’ll have to think about that, you never know ♥️
Wanda Hentges says
Ok. If you decide you want to sell this piece, please let me know.
Wanda Hentges says