Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Grateful for Family

Hi everyone, hope your Thanksgiving week is off to a beautiful start. I'm just so glad to have my family at home. Here's a d├ęcor piece that represents my feelings: I'm grateful for my family!
I used several different Tim Holtz products and upcycled some things from my stash to create this collage. Let me list them for you.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings: Gumballs, Locket Keys, Word Bands, Word Keys
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fasteners: Jute Strings, Mini Fasteners
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie: Alpha Chips Elementary, Ephemera Pack Expedition, Found Relatives, Grungepaper, Label Letters
Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads: Barn Door, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Tarnished Brass, Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint: Rock Candy
Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric: Neutral Subway Signs, Blue Ticking, Grey Basket
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
Tim Holtz Kushgrip Snip Scissors
Tim Holtz Waterbrush
Ranger Adhesive Foam Roll
Ranger Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Ranger Cardstock: Manila
Ranger Dina Wakley Gel Medium
Ranger Sticky-back Canvas Natural
Sizzix Alterations Texture Fades: Courtyard & Trellis

Let me walk you through the steps.
Trim some Eclectic Elements Fabric.
Trim cardstock to fit inside embossing folders. Use the Vagabond machine or another Sizzix embossing system to emboss the pieces. Color them with Distress Ink pads Barn Door, Peacock Feathers and Wild Honey. Splatter with water to allow the inks to react.

Cut these above pieces and some pieces from your stash (it could be paper, canvas, ephemera, etc.) into blocks using Kushgrip Snip scissors.
Color a shallow box (mine is from a Sizzix die) along the edges and walls using Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint. You don't even need to sand or gesso your surface if you are using Distress Paint.
Attach the blocks to the box using Gel Medium. Seal the top with another coat of Gel Medium. Let dry.
Add some shin to the box with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.
Pick a Found Relative card you like and cut it out with Kushgrip Snip scissors. Color the piece lightly with some Distress paints using a dry brush.
Choose some Idea-ology metal accents like a Word Key, Word Band, and Locket Key. Color the pieces and a Gumball embellishment with Distress Paints. Be sure to use the same paints on each piece to maintain visual unity. Let each piece dry thoroughly before handling them. Ink the pieces with Jet Black Archival Ink to accentuate details.
Color the Alpha Chips Elementary Letters with Distress paints to match.
Write 'Grateful' with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint using fine waterbrush on Manila cardstock. Cut out with Kushgrip Snip scissors. Separate the butterfly wings from the Ephemera pack. Layer some ephemera pieces together as shown. Attach the alphabet chipboard pieces at the base of the box. Attach foam tape to the back of the Found Relative cutout for dimension. Add above the word Family. Attach Grateful and spell 'for' with Label Letter stickers. Attach the word band and gumball with Gel Medium.

Cut a wing out of grunge paper and color it with Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers Distress Paints. When dry add a moderate coat of clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint on top. Let dry. Add some Tarnished Brass Distress paint to match the remaining collage. Attach it with Gel Medium near the top right corner of the box and overlap a locket key over it. Use a piece of jute trimming to string the word key. Poke a hole with Craft pick at the top of the box. Attach the key to the piece using a small brad through the poked hole. You can leave the key to dangle or glue it down.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! If you don't have a box to upcycle like I did, remember that Tim's collection of Configuration boxes and books are a great alternative.
Thanks for stopping by :) 

1 comment:

Paula Cheney said...