fredag 19 april 2019

Etcetera tag with Tim Holtz goodies

Hello and welcome, hope you are well.

Spring has finally arrived and it feels good. I had some time to create so decided to use the etcetera tag and some other goodies from Tim Holtz.

I started by applying a layer of gesso and when dried I applied crackle paint and used my distress stain in walnut stain and some oxides followed by a layer of antiquing cream from DecoArt. I then used distress crayons in black sooth and some distress ink walnut stain.

Here a close up of the crackles. Stencil used here is 'THS051 industrial' and idea-ology metal decorations from Tim Holtz. 

The tag is made with watercolor paper and distress inks and oxides, I then stamped randomly using background stamps and then used 3D impresslits foundry and some more distress oxides. Then embossed the numbers using WOW embossing powder. Behind the tag I put some corrugated paper.

Tickets made with stamps and matching die 'ticket booth' and also the mini clipboard top is die cut in watercolor paper colored using distress inks and oxides. The stamp 'handle with care' is from the set correspondence.

Paper doll from Tim Holtz and behind him I have used a stamp from the new set 'the professor' stamped in black colored using distress oxide peacock feathers and walnut stain then fussy cut.

Materials used:
- etcetera thickboard tag small, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
- gesso, Finnabair/Prima
- watercolor paper
- corrugated paper 
- distress oxides walnut stain, antique linen, ground espresso, antique linen, fossilized amber, Rangers/Tim Holtz
- distress ink walnut stain, Ranger/Tim Holtz
- distress stain walnut stain, Ranger/Tim Holtz
- antiquing cream raw umber, DecoArt
- crackle paint, DecoArt
- distress crayons black sooth, Ranger/Tim Holtz
- fluid acrylic paint cobalt teal hue, DecoArt
- stencils THS011 schoolhouse, THS051 industrial, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
- dies mini clipboard top, tag, ticket booth, steampunk parts, Sizzix/Tim Holtz
- 3D impresslits foundry, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
- stamp set CMS089 bitty grunge, CMS225 correspondence, CMS337 ticket booth, CMS339 mailer, CMS373 the professor, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
- Tim Holtz idea-ology arrows, foundry, typed token, buckle, measurement, paper doll
- embossing powder cobalt teal hue, WOW

Thanks for stopping by

onsdag 10 april 2019

A canvas made for a dental practice

Hello and welcome,

I'm back with a canvas as my DT work for this month challenge at Ally's Angels. The theme is anything goes.

I had a lot of fun creating this piece which again is dental related, the same as a card I posted earlier. As I work at a dental practice and my colleagues at another dental practice we collaborate with are celebrating 15 years in the business I wanted to make them a canvas to honor this occasion.

I asked my boss if I could use some retired dental instruments from work. I also wanted a tooth on my canvas so my hubby made one out of balsa wood (just the crown) and we found a big screw in our basement which we used to make this look like a dental implant with a dental crown on top. Hope this doesn't scare you too much....

I've tried to make all those scary instruments look less scary by adding lots of flowers, butterflies and other decorations, so I hope you like it despite all the scary stuff. 

I used one of my number stencils in the center of my canvas with Rangers opaque texture paste and then corrugated cardboard to make two panels, one on each side. I then applied some Finnabair graphite texture paste randomly on top. Metal decorations from Finnabair, retired dental instruments from work, an old tooth brush and some scrap metal and other decorations from stash. Cotton lace on the edges. Then covered everything with black gesso and then some metallic acrylic paint in gold to highlight details.

A close up of the "tooth" 

 This toothbrush really has seen its best days, lol. My hubby has used it to clean his radio controlled cars from mudd and oil...

Flowers, leaves and butterflies from Finnabair/Prima

Products used:
- canvas 15x20cm
- gesso: clear, black
- corrugated cardboard
- number stencil from stash
- opaque texture paste from Ranger
- texture paste, graphite from Finnabair/Prima
- heavy body gel from Finnabair/Prima
- metal decorations from Finnabair/Prima
- retired dental instruments from work
- old toothbrush
- dental drills
- metal decorations and scrap metal from stash
- cotton lace from stash
- metallic acrylic paint in gold from Finnabair/Prima
- numbers (15) die cut from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix die word play

Hugs, Lisa