Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall layout with Tim Holtz dies

Hello, hello! It's September and it doesn't feel like Fall here in Florida. Nope, not at all... it's hurricane season here and it's hot, humid, and rainy. But I can still escape to some beautiful autumn landscape with my fall-themed dies, mediums, and colors. So, in that spirit, here's a layout.
These are the products I used to create this layout:
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die Tattered Leaves
Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™: Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey
Tim Holtz® Distress Paints™: Seedless Preserves
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Remnant Rubs: Life Quotes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap: Melange
Tim Holtz Fine Waterbrush 
Tim Holtz Kushgrip Snip scissors
Ranger Non-stick Craft sheet
Ranger Texture Paste
Ranger Heat it™ Craft Tool
Ranger Collage Glue Stick
Ranger Mister
Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Palette knife
Sizzix Big Shot machine & accessories
Others: Cardstock, sewing machine, thread, paper towel, black pen
Here's a pictorial to show you the steps:
Diecut tattered leaves from cardstock using Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting system.

Use the diecut negative as stencil along with Texture Paste and palette knife to create an overall background pattern on cardstock. You can speed up the drying time with heat tool.

Attach some of the diecut leaves with Collage Glue stick to create a mat for your photo.

 Seal the background with a coat of Matte Multi-Medium so it can stand up better to the wet color layers you are about to add.

Dab Distress stains on the layout as shown.

Spray water to dilute the colors using mister. Hold up the paper to let the colors drip off . Dry with heat tool.

Cut out little sections from the Life Quotes Remnant Rubs sheet with Kushgrip Snip scissors and rub them onto parts of the layout. 
Cut a small piece of tissue wrap and some scrap papers and layer them below the photo. The size of these pieces will depend on the size of your photo.

Machine stitch to secure all the layers together. 

Add more Distress Stains all around the layout in sections and gently rub them in with paper towel.

Splatter some colors onto the layout using fine waterbrush and Distress Stains dabbed onto non-stick craft sheet.

Write the title using Distress Paint and fine waterbrush.

Journal below the title to finish.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would create your own Fall-themed projects this season.


Paula Cheney said...

STUNNING USE OF COLOR - thank you for the inspiration Mou. I love it.

Shirley Smith said...

Love the steps you showed. spritzing and letting it drip was cool. very nice.

famillemarleau said...

It's very beautiful. Love the collage and the colors. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Anonymous said...

Just love the use of colour and of the stains. Awesome . Thanks Mou Jan Prewett Queensland

Val Thorpe said...

This is just the coolest layout and I love that you showed a different way to use the die cut negative. Love it.

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautifully composed"

sara j said...

The background texture is wonderful....great reminder - thank you!

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