"october technique challenge" -tim holtz(c) 2008
supplies: craft sheet, distress crackle paint/old paper, distress ink/black soot, vintage photo, spiced marmalade, adirondack paint dabbers/pitch black, mini mister, ink blending tool & foam, glossy accents, stickles/black diamond (ranger); seasonal grungeboard, washers, long fasteners, keyholes, fragment charms, trinket pins, jump rings, texture hammer (tim holtz idea-ology); stamps (tim holtz collection stampers anonymous); tim holtz scissors, paper distresser , scratcher, craft pick (tonic); #8 manila tag (american tag); paper (cosmo cricket); ribbon
step 1: shake distress crackle paint and unscrew brush cap.
step 2: apply a medium coat of paint to tag leaving areas of the tag exposed. allow paint to dry and crackle completely *tip: if paint is too thick, simply add a little water to it.
step 3: using ink blending tool, ink entire tag with spiced marmalade by working from craft sheet and apply ink in a circular motion with tool.
step 4: ink cobwebs stamp with black soot and stamp over tag.
step 5: mist towel with water from mini mister
step 6: lightly wipe of crackle paint areas to remove distress inks. *tip: distress crackle paint acts as a resist from distress ink if water is applied over it.
step 7: apply pitch black paint dabber to skeleton stamp by tapping paint on to stamp.
step 8: lightly swipe dabber over stamp to knock down any peaks of paint. *tip: this steps helps to achieve more detail when stamping with paint.
step 9: stamp skeleton over crackle paint areas and let dry or dry with heat tool. *tip: stamp with paint to achieve a more opaque look.
step 10: drag paper distresser along edge of tag to tatter paper.
step 11: ink edges of tag using ink blending tool with vintage photo distress ink.
step 12: drag scratch tool along front of tag to expose some of the background.
step 13: remove "bats" and the letters "BOO" from grungeboard seasonal set and ink with black soot distress ink using ink blending tool.
step 14: bend in wings of bats for added dimension. *tip: remember grungeboard is completely flexible and will retain it shape when you bend and fold it.
step 15: apply stickles to letters and let dry.
step 16: attach grungeboard elements to tag with glossy accents.
step 17: create fragment charm by applying a small amount of glossy accents to one side of the fragment and spreading it around with the tip of the bottle.
step 18: immediately press down on to patterned scrapbook paper and hold in place for about 10 seconds. *tip: by pressing down you are removing and access air and allowing the glossy accents to dry.
step 19: cut out fragment with scissors.
step 20: poke holes in corners of tag with craft pick.
step 21: insert long fastener through slot in washer and secure through hole in tag to create a "faux rivet". repeat for other corners.
step 22: tap with bump tip of texture hammer to dent brads. *tip: this makes the brads look like old weathered nails.
step 23: hang fragment charm from trinket pin using jump ring.
step 24: insert ribbon through tag hole and attach pin through ribbon on tag.