Friday, August 15, 2014

A photo frame with Tim Holtz stamps

Today I'm very excited to bring to you my first tutorial as an official member of the Tim Holtz Media Team.
For this project, while my focus is on stamps, you'll see that I have used various other products like Distress Paints and Distress Ink, Mediums, Texture Paste, Ink, Sizzix die, and even recycled some materials.
So, before I start with the tutorial, let me list the products I used:
Tim Holtz® Distress Paints: Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Weathered Wood, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick 
Others: cardstock, chipboard, craft mat, craft knife, book paper
And now let me walk you through the steps.

Stamp sea shells on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.

Cut the images out with Kushgrip Snip scissors.

Cut chipboard to two 6" x 9" pieces. Cut a 3" x 4" opening on one piece. Diecut a small easel back from chipboard using Sizzix diecutting system. These pieces will come together to create the frame structure.

Working on a non-stick craft sheet, wrap book paper around the chipboard pieces using Collage glue stick.

Apply some Texture Paste with palette knife to the frame. Let dry or use the heat tool to speed up the process.

Using Gel Medium, attach the cut out stamped images to the frame. Also add a word band.

With flat waterbrush, apply Distress Paints to the textured frame.
With the fine waterbrush, add colors and details to the stamped images and word band to embellish the frame.

With mini ink blending tool, brush on some Peeled Paint Distress ink to the frame.

Add the easel back and insert photo into the handmade frame.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will have fun playing with the various products.


Katy said...

Love this gorgeous frame! Thank you for the tutorial! I have that easel die cut but I haven't used it yet. Thank you for the inspiration! :)

Marci said...

Beautiful frame! Love it!

Victoria said...

That frame is gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

What a BEAUTIFUL fram, Mou, and a Fantastic tutorial!

TangledBlueRose said...

Beautiful frame. I love how it is all layered, works so well! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ronny Robinson said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

Jen said...

I love this!! Can I ask, Mou, did you just glue the sides of the frame together, and leave the top open for inserting the photo? This is such a great idea - especially for using up all those leftover scraps of cardboard/chipboard from the backs of paper pads or various packaging...and I have only put that easel die to use a few times. I'm super excited to do this...will make awesome gifts for grandparents!!!