Happy Sunday! Tim Holtz's technique, Perfect Pearls Dusting, is featured on the CLASSroom blog today. I outlined step-by-step instructions for this very fun and 'very-Tim-wow' technique. Best wishes for a wonderful week!
After taking off on the last plane out of Philadelphia last Tuesday (due to the snow storm), we thought we'd escape the cold of New Jersey for Florida. No such luck - we wore our winter coats most of the trip, but got to see Disney with the kids.
Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) with Andrew, Abbie and Allison inside Cinderella's castle.
Hope you had a good Valentine's Day - it was good to get away with the family but better to be back home. I'll be back creating this week and resume posting shortly.
OK this next step is similar to mixing the batter for pancakes - you don't want to mix it completely, just barely incorporate the colors. Your best bet is to swipe the Cut-N-Dry foam into the paints then go at the cardstock.
Go ahead and swipe the paints onto a piece of white cardstock until covered.
This is the cardstock covered - and this is DRY. It has an incredible shimmer to it thanks to the Adirondack Pearl paint.
Once dry begin stamping images at random. I chose a few of Tim's French Marketplace images, and I am using Ranger's Archival Ink in Jet Black.
Using a few other images from this set, I created a custom piece of patterned paper using white cardstock and the same Archival Ink, stamping images at random.
Using direct-to-paper technique (hold the ink pad in your hand and repeatedly swipe directly to the cardstock) I first used Distress Antique Linen ink...
...followed by Distress Scattered Straw. Scattered Straw ink is useful anytime you need to 'warm up' the colors in a project.
I tore a few strips from this sheet and inked with Distress Walnut Stain using an ink applicator tool. One is for the outside of the card and one is for the card interior.
Punched a circle from the custom patterned paper, distressed the edges and inked edges as well. This was adhered with a pop-dot to the card front.
Finished card. The balance of the patterned paper was used as the focal point, matted with black cardstock. I added some Tim Word Sticks, Numerals, and Type Charms. The 'love' from the Word Sticks was filled in using my finger and a bit of Adirondack Red Pepper ink, allow to dry for about twenty seconds then swipe the charm with a clean, dry cloth.