All good things …

     Posted by Lori on December 10, 2018

come in pretty packaging. Right?

When this collage paper from Tim Holtz came into the store awhile ago, I had to have one (well, one of each, but I am only showing one right now). I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I knew that there would be lots of options.

timholtzcollagepaperThis past weekend, I found out what one of those options would be, and I love it. I also realized how much fun this product is going to be to work with, and the ideas started spinning in my head. For today, here is the first idea I have tried.

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As you probably could have guessed, it has to do with gift wrapping. It was so easy to jazz up this package using the collage paper with some diluted matte medium. I simply cut the collage paper to size, started covering the package in the matte medium (just with a cheap paint brush) and then spread the collage paper onto the wrapping paper, doing a section at a time.

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I covered a tag with the wrapping paper, heat embossed one of our LIITD chipboard pieces, added it and a few other decorations to the tag and attached it to the gift.

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I finished off the package with some red tulle … and voila … one spectacular wrapped gift!

I am very impressed with how easy this collage paper is to work with, and can’t wait to try it on another project.

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A Very Tim Christmas!

     Posted by Lisa on December 9, 2018

Christmas is sneaking up on us once again, I hope you’re all getting in the spirit of the holidays!!

If you’ve been to the store lately or follow in social media you’ve seen all the amazing new Tim Holtz goodies Lori has in store!

I picked up my fair share when I visited the store for Lori’s annual open house.  Yup I’m in love with it all!

For the base of my project I used a Tim Holtz Vignette Box, I’ve had these in my stash for a while just waiting for the right project.  All of the papers are also from Tim Holtz, 8×8 Christmas paper pack.

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Look how adorable those little Decorative Deer are!!!  I coloured them with alcohol inks to bring them to life!

The Mini & Small Trees were sprayed with a dark green mist, then I brushed some white gesso & glitter onto the branches to give them a snowy effect.  The misting process was quite messy but so worth it!

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In the top corner I pulled out the Tattered Poinsettia & Holiday Green dies.  Similar to the trees I added some white gesso and glitter to the greens giving them that snow kissed look!  The center of the poinsettia was finished with Tim’s Beaded Berries…OMG so perfect!!

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I even dug up an old Tim Holtz tutorial to make the fake snow for the my little deer & trees to sit in!  I think this vintage Santa from the Christmas Ephemera pack was the perfect way to finish off my little Christmas shadow box!

There are still some goodies left at the store, but you might want to hurry so you have time to finish all your Christmas projects before the big day!

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