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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Final Tim project post for tonight.

This was my favorite project. We made three domino pins and a frame to place them in for display! The frame was a simple cardboarded piece surrounded by a metalic looking ornate frame which I dyed with alcohol inks. The inside piece taken out and then altered with song paper, distress inks and little bits. I didn't use all my bits because I loved the picture and words I found in the old papers instead. Then we sewed on a button loosely with wire to hang our charms.
The charms were dominos a bit thinner then average domino's. Nicer for jewellry and Mario once again drilled holes into the bottome. First we used alcohol inks to make pretty backgrounds on the dominoes,then we used Tim Holtz stamps great for atc's and jewellry. Then we heat set the stamped marks. Tim also provided mica chips to seal the dominoes and we adhered those with gel medium. Next wrapped em in foil tape which had been oxidized with this awesome one step patina. I ordered me some today because I couldn't find any i this area. It's a fairly new product called just Black Patina. I ordered it through the Absolutely Everything store where the fest was held. An amazing place and great people work there too. One I have traded ATC's with her name is Terrie and the boss whose name is Kate a real great bunch a gals!!!!
We glued the charms on with glassy accents and attatched the bottoms with jump rings and I learned a new trick. I never knew there was such a thing as a jump ring ring but man I love it and just bought two. They are only a dollar ninety nine and well worth the cost. My hands shake and what a time saver and jump ring saver these neat little inventions were. Thanks Tim for all the new info!!!
We placed these neat pins that have an option for a pendant attatched to them as well. Later I added some words to the front of my dominoes.














Ok here's anothr project from the Tim Holtz Holiday Fest!


Ok so this item was a neat light up dandy! Another Ikea but this time a box and Tims partner Mario drilled holes in the bottom for the lights to fit into. First we all painted one side of the outside to see what the paint felt like more dabbers but poured out and then smooshed across with this special white and gray foam Tim privides. So many uses for it . Then we painted the inside of the box but with a premade template covering up the window part because this paint is permenant. After the inside was painted we all went to an outside table where we pasted the entire inside with the golden gel medium then we dumped these awesome glass shards into that to make it appear as a winter wonderland. While that dried we painted the outside remanding sides. Then for the inside back piece we used old hymnal sheets. We adhered Tims metalic number 25 and also a neat december month calandar bit. I used part of a sprig as well. Got that idea from my new friend Ida!
Tim gave us blocks and other neat bits. I found a first intitial for one of each of my children and a wolf block which is very sentimental for my brother who passed on. He loved wolves and thought them to be spiritual beings. So each Christmas my mom, dad, or a sib usually finds something wolflike to give to each other in memory of Drew so this was a special experience for me to even find this block. What are the odds?
Tim also provided these really coolio porcelain dolls called Frozen Charlottes. The story goes something like this.... there was a very poor girl who lived in Siberia, and she had a boyfriend who bought her a beautiful ball gown so she could attend her first really big inmportant ball. On the way she so wanted her dress to remain perfect she refussed to drap a coat or anything over her gown in fear she would crease it. When she finally arrived at the ball she had fozen solid. The boyfriend also died from love sickness. Later in Germany they created these lovely dolls but if there were any imperfections they would throw the broken or irregular dolls out into the snow. Recently they have begun to do digs and uncover all these beautiful relics and have decided to name them frozen Charlottes after the love story. We got to buy them but Tim also provided one each for our winter wish boxes.
Speaking of wish the wish word was made of grunge board letters and then stickles were added to the top. This particular color (platinum) stickles actually will later distress which is why Tim chose this color for our project! When the stickles were dry we strung them and poked em through the side walls of the box with a drill hole on each side Mario also predrilled for us.
We used rubons for the tops sides and glass window. The window was also sprayed with something ahead of time called crystal something or other and it makes a really neat crystal effect. Gotta get me some of that later.
We were also provided with antique itty bitty ornaments and a beautiful lil Chrsitmas tree as well as a chanelle candy cane~ also vintage. This was an amazing class! Tim is a hoot!













Posting my first Tim Holtz Project!

We started this project at the Tim Holtz Fest with an Ikea mirror. We used a gel medium to adhere some old sheet music then we ink distressed the edges up a bit! This was a fun project because we got to use his new plastic fragments over a sheet of classic Christmas empherema. We adhered the fragments with glossy accents which has a ten second set up time! Can't beat that eh? Tim gave us grunge board too and we used dabbers and painted them then we inked them up too! Really neat effects. Using a tiny water spray mister to spread the ink around letting the grunge print come through real clearly. Then we basically designed our comp off the cuff and set it all up. He gave us so many neat items to play with and this was the finished product. Mine anyways, they all looked really different we had about 55 women in this class. I think I may give mine as a house warming gift!





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