Hello all of your Tim Holtz lovers! It's time for a new Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge! How about Distress Glitter? Do you have any? Have you ever used it? I love it because it reminds me of vintage glass glitter.
The colors of Distress Glitter come from Tim's Distress Lines, so if you use any of his Distress inks or paints or markers ... you get the idea ... then you are already familiar with all of the colors. My favorite glitter ... Antique Linen. I love the rich neutrality of it. It compliments any color that you put with it.
Here is my creation emphasizing Tim's Distress Glitter. To see how it is applied, check his Compendium of Curiosities Volume III on page 56. There is a bit of a technique to it.
Here is the list of supplies that I used on this very vintage tag:
Large #10 Manila Tag, Distress Inks: Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Distress Glitter: Antique Linen, Distress Paint: Scattered Straw, Die Cuts: Dream, Crescent Moon and Stars, Tattered Pinecone, Chalks: Pink and Blue (eye shadow applicator), Plain Grungeboard, Ideaology: Found Relatives, Large Jump Ring, Heart Charms, Journaling Ticket, 1/4" and 1/8" Scor Tape, CropADile, CropADile Chomper using 1/4" and 1/2" rounded corner, Nostalgic Kraft Core Paper, Glossy Accents, Mercury Glass Stickles, Cardstock: Manila, Dark Brown, Misc. Ribbon, Book Text, Grommet, Pop Dots
Begin the tag by making the background. I created a cloudy sky effect on some Manila Cardstock by using a couple of cloud templates that I made and some Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Completely cover the cardstock with the clouds. To warm up the background, I added some highlights of Scattered Straw on top of the visible Manila cardstock that were actually the clouds.
Then lay a #10 tag down on top of your background paper, trace around it and cut out the tag. Punch a hole in the top of the tag as well. Edge the tag with Gathered Twigs and a touch of Black Soot to further warm it up and define the edges of the tag. I also then used Tim's spritz and flick method on the tag to add some more mottling to the background.
Die cut the moon and stars (I decided not to use the ornate frame) out of Plain Grungeboard. Do Tim's technique to glitter them ... again, refer to page 56 in Compendium of Curiosities III. I also lightly sprayed the moon and stars with Workable Fixative, a clear drying sealer, to stop any excess glitter from falling off.
Reduce the size of the Found Relatives card by cutting across the top and bottom of the portrait and round the corners using the CropADile Chomper. Edge the portrait with a Black Cats Eye Ink Pad or Black Soot to remove the white edges. Mat the photograph first with a Manila Cardstock backing (distressed with brown) adn then a dark Brown Cardstock. I also added a hint of color to the dresses and bows with chalk and an eye shadow applicator using pink and blue and then I lightly sprayed over the photograph with Workable Fixative. I love colorized old black and white photographs. They seem to give the people in them "life".
Attach a Journaling Ticket to the right side of the photograph with a piece of 1/4" Scor Tape. Punch a hole with a CropADile, add an antique gold Grommet and the Heart Charm to dangle. I distressed some beautiful old book text sent to me by Gaby Bieberle, a very dear art friend I've met through blogging, and added it to the back of the photograph using 1/4" Scor Tape. Pop the photograph in place.
Die cut "DREAM" at the bottom of the large tag. Go around the letters with Mercury Glass Stickles.
Create little sweetheart roses using Tim's Nostalgic Kraft-Core Paper and his Tattered Pinecone die cut. Lightly sand and distress (using Gathered Twigs) the "roses" and greenery while they are still intact in the paper. Create the roses with the help of a toothpick and Glossy Accents. Here is a video from Tim showing how to create the pinecone which can also double as these little sweetheart roses simply by releasing the tension on the paper as you wrap it onto the toothpick. Don't be afraid to try this....it's very simple. It just takes a little practice.
When the roses are dry, glue them in place using Glossy Accents and add a touch of Mercury Glass highlights randomly on some of the petals to help pick up the glittery look of the moon and stars.
Glue the glitter stars and moon in place using Glossy Accents. Pop dot the bottom large star on the bottom left.
Add a piece of dark brown corrugated paper that has been highlighted with White Fire Treasure Gold behind "DREAM". Do this with a piece of 1/8" Scor Tape at the tom and bottom of the corrugated paper strip.
Add some pink-ish and dark brown ribbon to the top of the tag.
That's all there is to it and the Distress Glitter just oozes that beautiful vintage glitter glass appearance. I love it!
Be sure to check out all of the Curiosity Crew's beautiful projects using Distress Glitter over at Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge. Then join us with your own glittered creation. You could win a wonderful prize from The Master of Distress Himself, Tim Holtz or our most generous sponsor for this challenge, The Funkie Junkie Boutique!