Fabulous Finds Friday — Oh, That Tim Holtz!

Oh, Tim Holtz, what have you done? Come up with more cool stuff, that’s what!

First up is new Metallic Distress Stains. Oh, how I am dying to try these! They are touted as being luminous, with a semi-translucent metallic finish, perfect for paper, ribbon, , fabric, wood … and even with the other translucent Distress stains for a layered effect. Like the others, they react to water. Oh, the mottling I can do!

Then we have clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles in a larger jar with a built-in brush. And new Distress Stickles Dry Glitter is sure to be a hit with its random particle sizes and shimmery clear finish. Yum.

And one more thing… A FREE TIM HOLTZ APP! The new app lets you keep track of your Tim Holtz products, create a “wish list,” watch Tim’s technique videos, click on his blog, and more.

Did I mention it’s free? Check it out:

For more info, visit Tim’s blog at www.timholtz.com

Way to go Tim!

Creative Chemistry Lessons

I recently took an online class, called Creative Chemistry 101, from the amazing Tim Holtz. Tim shared oodles of tips and techniques for working with Ranger products. I have been sadly behind in the fun part — actually MAKING things! But I managed to play a little and created a few tags.

In this first tag, I learned that yes, you CAN emboss with Distress inks!

The flourish vine (Hero Arts) was stamped with Distress Ink, embossed with clear powder. Various distress inks where then blended onto the tag. The ribbon rosette was made using Paper Source ribbon and a large glue dot from Therm O Web.

These next tags were made by inking my image (Hero Arts) using Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabbers, creating a resist, then tinting with Distress Stains.

I used a white dabber, and I thought the contrast wasn’t great enough, so I tried the white dabber again but with darker colors:

The last one used gold dabber:

I really liked the texture of the gold, which came out rather thick. To create the butterfly, I spread Ranger Dimensional Pearls (Lettuce) on a piece of scrap card stock and let it dry. I stamped over it, then punched my butterfly (Martha Stewart).

Thanks for looking!