Wednesday 1 March 2017

Tim Holtz inspired for CVC

There is a brand new challenge at Country View Crafts today and the lovely Christine has chosen 'Inspired by Tim'. Now as you all know I love Tim's style and products and recently I purchased his Tiny Houses die and I just had to have a play.

I began by cutting the pieces from mountboard.

Then I used Tim's Wallflower papers to cut out individual pieces to adhere to the mountboard.

I realised the corners would be on show so I spread some texture sand paste over them and let it dry ....

.... and decided to paint them using white tinting base and burnt umber media acrylic paint.

When it was all dry I adhered the pieces together, gave them a coat of decou-page on the surface and put them to one side for a couple of hours while I went for a walk waiting for them to dry out completely.

When I returned  I spritzed a little water and blended over picket fence distress paint to tone the colours of the papers down a bit.

Then I used one of Tim's mini stencils to sponge through some dried marigold distress paint.

I stayed with the nature theme and added some of Tim's new Wildflowers thinlits on both sides cut from core'dinations papers.

Then out came the distress crayons to add some more colour

Finally before adding any embellishments I sanded and inked all the edges.

The colours didn't have enough contrast with the background so I used black and white pens and painted some tinting base between the flowers and leaves then added distress markers over the flowers and foliage to strengthen the colour.

The small talk sayings are perfect to give some meaning to each little house and I painted some greyboard pieces to give them something to stand on.

I hope you like my take on being inspired by Tim, it certainly gives me so much scope as I love so many of his products and playing with something new is always a treat.

hugs Brenda xxx