Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Distress Paint enamelware emboss technique.

What do you get when you mix a Tim Holtz technique with a Tammy Tutterow technique? You get a super fast, super EASY way to create a really cool way to make your metal look like it has been dug out of a treasure chest found 20 leagues under the sea! For this technique you will require Tim Holtz distress paints for a patina look, A metallic distress paint (also from Tim Holtz and Ranger), tweezers or some way to hold your hot piece while you take a clean dry cloth and wipe, I always work on a craft mat and Ranger's enamelware embossing powder and a heat tool. I want you to take a few minutes and see how fast this is! First we are going to start with Tim's technique of adding Distress paints and metallic distress paint to our piece. One take a piece of metal Apply your Distress paints I used Broken china and then I put a dab of frayed burlap on my non stick craft sheet and dabbed and mixed it onto the ornate plate. now you do as Tim does in his tutorials and partially dry your piece and then wipe down with a dry clean cloth (BE CAREFUL YOUR METAL WILL BE HOT FROM HEATING! I used my tweezers to hold the piece and then wiped a cloth over the piece. You can repeat this step until you have something you are satisfied with. Next take your metallic distress paint (I'm using antiqued bronze) and you will repeat the steps above- applying your paint, partially drying and then wiping your piece (again...mind be careful of hot metal!)
now we are going to work on the part of the tutorial that I got from Tammy Tutterow and we are going to take some of the ranger enamelware embossing powder and add it to our piece. You can either add it while your piece is hot and sprinkle a little bit over your piece
and you will get something like this Which will give you a piece that looks like the start of the salt water decaying it or perhaps barnicles starting on the piece...OR you can take your Distress Emboss pad and apply it to the plate and then dump your enamelware onto the plate and emboss the whole piece and you will get this Now tell me that isn't cool!! I loved using the distress embossing powders and doing it that way but this is super fast! AND of course you are not limited to patina if you don't want... you can also use brighter paints and the enamelware and get something like this (I used victorian velvet distress paint for the flower) You can also do the same technique on plastic (be careful not to overheat one spot [like I did!] keep your heat gun moving around. And you will get this.. (sorry for the lighting on that one it was EARLY morning when I took that picture) Now to pull it all together I inked a tag in shades of blue and then stamped with Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Wallpaper and wood stamp distressed and inked the edges (in chipped sapphire) and then added the metal pieces, a mini blueprints 2 butterfly (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) that was colored with Tim/Ranger distress markers a touch of Rangers stickles added, a small trail of pearl flourish (cut from a larger MME flourish)- and then you have...
I hope you will try this and love it as much as I do!! :D Thank you Tim and Tammy for all the inspiration you spread!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Tim's 12 tags of 2013-June.

The above is Tim's tag please click on it to see it in it's entirety....or better yet Check out Tim's Tag of 2013 for June. by clicking on the highlighted name. :D First up I apologize if anyone has missed my blogging...the nice weather finally show up and my little gal has enjoyed soaking up the sun and playing in the water parks. :D So to make up for it I don't just have one tag to share with you today but I have SIX! and a card and one of the tags is from my little gal helping out. So I'll just get to it! First up is my tag that uses the same stamp and a similar color scheme as Tim's-only I used antiqued brass , broken china stain and the gathered twigs for my paint, stain and inks. Instead of using the picket fence marker for a highlighter on this one I used perfect only seemed right to do with a dragonfly. :D Next I have this tag for you! This one used stamps from the life's possibilities set and boundless flight. Then this one in Broken china distress paint, chipped Sapphire ink, and seedless preserves stain. Then I have this birthday blueprint of the cupcake and it's background colors are Victorian velvet, mustard seed ink and Spiced Marmalade stain. Then in the mix of playing I got inspired to do a Father's day card done for my DH. I LOVE this one, I used the travel blueprint and the Pocket watch frame die to frame it up. Then while playing I thought I would try out something else with the distress paints that I hadn't tried with them yet and I did a paint resist tag using broken china distress paint to stamp in and mustard seed, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge and broken china for the background. Then I have the tag that DD wanted in on "playing Tim Holtz" with me. She used spun sugar, barn door, mustard seed and spiced marmalade and picked Raspberries inks, stains, paints. The Travel blueprint was one of the pieces I had colored up all ready. I love that she wants to play along with me! Time goes by way to fast and they grow at such great speeds, it seems like just yesterday I was awaiting her arrival and with her being a week past my due date it seemed like the longest nine months and then once she was born time flew at the speed of light! it's moments like these that make the fact that she is not my "little" baby anymore bearable and I can smile because she is becoming just such a fun, funny little gal! So there you have it...I have a LO and another couple of things in the works but I will leave this post all about Tim's tags and hit you with the rest tomorrow or Weds. :D Thanks for Looking! :D and Thanks to Tim for the GREAT inspiration!
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