February 18, 2012

Tim Holtz Play Day: It's Not "Heavy Metal" But It's Funky!

My friend Daphne is one of the most talented people I know! Her cards and Copic work are just beautiful but teaching is her real calling artistially. Today's technique class today focused not on Tim Holtz' "2011 tags of christmas" specifically, but rather the techniques he used to create them. Several of the techniques will show up as card ideas and mini-tutorials here but this one is particularly cool -- especially since I really didn't think I'd like the finished product at all...

How'd they do that?

After running Quik Kutz metal paper through the Cuttlebug using this "wordy" birthday embossing folder, we mounted it on a manila tag (always best as a first step when working with "wet" ink/pain etc. on cardstock or other medium). Used Ranger daubers to "color" each section of the design and set aside to dry -- this takes a good 45 minutes. Once the paint is completely dry we sanded the entire tag to highlight the words, pop dotted on a happy birthday message, tied with starry green tinsel and voila! Easy, easy and you can do something else while all these dry.

Definitely getting some of this metal paper to experiment with for some funky kids cards and lots of ideas come to mind for Christmas or fall/Halloween motifs. The metal paper comes in packs of twelve 4x12 sheets for about $5.

Two play days are over ... back to the OWH shipper den....

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