It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and I have a new post after being away for awhile!! The holidays and making holiday crafts makes me so happy!! Another thing that makes this girl happy is playing with pretty much anything that Tim Holtz creates. So with that being said I am sure you can just imagine how thrilled I am to be sharing this decor piece I put together using a mix of items from Tim's new Christmas release!!
Take a look...
When I was mulling over what to make I decided I wanted something I could display for the holidays and the idea for this layered plaque wreath was born. I can't wait to start pulling out my decorations and find the perfect spot for this.
Here is a peek at how I pulled it together...
I covered six Typed Tokens- Christmas with Picket Fence Distress Paint and heat set them.
Once the Typed Tokens cooled a bit, I pounced each one with Vermillion Archival Ink and then heat set them. (Note- add the ink in layers to prevent filling in the debossed word with ink)
I finished the Typed Tokens off with a little Weathered Can Archival Ink and heat set.
These NEW Jingle Brads are beyond awesome!!
I then created a wreath from the Boxwood Twine and covered it with white gesso.
While the gesso was still wet I covered it with a light coating of Pumice Stone Distress Glitter and set it aside to dry.
I love my stamps and I have to share this set with you...Mini Weathered Winter! Aren't they AWESOME!!
I inked a snowflake stamp from the Mini Weathered Winter set with Perfect Medium, added embossing powder and heat set.
Next, ink with Fired Brick and Weathered Wood Distress Ink and add some watermarking.
I wanted to add a little texture and interest to the bottom layer of the piece so I used one of my other "go to" Tim product...LAYERING MASKS!! With a bit of Texture Paste. Set it aside to dry.
To finish off some of the edges of the two pieces of book board I added the NEW Yuletide Design Tape. I find adding a little Multi Medium on top helps to prevent the tape from lifting.
Here is a closer look!
Once the gesso and glitter is dry go ahead and add the Typed Tokens with the Jingle Brads. I LOVE this, right here!
I diecut six snowflakes with Tim's new Snowflake die/Texture Fade Duo from Sizzix. I inked them lightly with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and added Stickles.
Layer the two boards together with 3D foam adhesive. Add the Boxwood wreath, a bow using the Tim's Metallic Trimmings and a few pieces from the Festive Ephemera Pack. Layer the snowflakes with Yuletide Brads and hang two of Tim's Snowflakes Idea-ology on wire. I finished it off with some of the new Gilded Holiday Rubbings and a Word Band and twine!
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and feel inspired to get started on making some holiday crafts!!!
Make sure to take a look at some of the outstanding projects Tim has been posting on his blog including the amazing pieces using his Halloween release HERE on his blog.
Join me later this week for a big re-cap of my latest travels, some info on a few projects I have been working on and a really sweet giveaway!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!