Friday, 16 November 2007

Fat Pages - Tim Holtz Style!

Hi there,

As a member of Craft Swap Forum, I am on a few Fat Book Lists. What is a Fat Book? Well, it is a little book made up of 20 or so pages. The pages are 4" x 4" and have a specific style. The whole point of the pages is to make them nice and "fat" and to decorate them with a host of different mediums.

The pages here are for the Tim Holtz List. There are about 14 of us on this list and each of us will make 14 pages, then send them out to each other, so at the end of the list each member will have 14 different pages. Then, using book rings we attach them all together and here is a book!

These pages are all made using mountboard as a base.

Page 1

I made this page by colouring the whole surface with Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint. I then spritzed the whole surface with Tattered Angels. I let the spritz sink into the page, then dried it off using my heat gun. I then dragged a Adirondack Dabber in Lettuce over the page to achieve the streaks. I used the tree stamp as a background and then on a separate piece of paper, I stamped the expression. I wet the edges of the paper and curled them forwards to make a shabby look. The little square is a piece of Stampbord, which I coloured and then stamped the face on it. I heat embossed the surface by dabbing a clear pad over the stampbord and then used clear embossing powder to seal it. Finally, I edged the whole page with a gold Krylon and stapled two pieces of ribbon to it.
For this prage I used: Distress Inks, Papers & Stamps by Tim Holtz, Gold Krylon, Stampbord and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Page 2

For this page, I prepared the surface by painting on Walnut Stain Crackle Paint on one corner. Once this was dry I used Cut & Dry foam and applied Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress inks to the page. I spritzed the page with the Tattered Angels and dried it off with my heat gun. I stamped the images of the little girl using a Sepia Versafine inkpad. I took a piece of Tim Holtz collection paper and stamped the compass image then wet the edges of the paper and curled it forwards. I added a little golden gem to the middle of the compass as a little sparkle. I used a square of Stampbord coloured with the Distress Inks and stamped the face of the little girl. As before, I used a clear embossing ink and powder to set this image. Finally, I edged the page with Gold Krylon and stapled the ribbon and the twill to the side of the page. I used the twill as it is a "ruler" which tied in well with the main image.
For this page I used: Tim Holtz Collection stamps and papers, Distress Inks, Invoke Arts Stamp, Glimmer Mists, Stampbord, Gold Krylon.

Page 3

I painted Crackle Paint in Dusty Concord onto one half of the mountboard and set it aside to dry. Whilst this was drying, I prepared the paper I was going to use. I tore a piece to fit on the left of the page and tore a thinner bit for the right of the page. Once the Crackle Paint was dry - which is about 15 mins depending on the thickness of the painted patch - I stuck the papers onto the card so there was a gap on the right of the page to show the crackley bit. I used a piece of Cut & Dry to smudge a little Dusty Concord Distress Ink onto the paper to tone it in more. Then, I used a piece of mountboard with the edge of it rubbed over black ink to make the scratchy lines. I did this several times, randomly, over the paper to give a different distressed look. I also spritzed the paper with the Glimmer Mist for that extra bit of shine. I then coloured a two smaller bits of mountboard, ready to be stamped with the sentiment and the head. The tiny tag is also made from mountboard and I stuck this to the head image. Once I had stuck the extra mountboard pieces to the design, I stapled two pieces of ribbon to the edge and as before, edged the whole page in Gold Krylon.
For this page I used: Tim Holtz Collection papers and Stamps, Invoke Arts Stamps, Glimmer Mists, Crackle Paints, Distress Inks, Gold Krylon, Stampbord.

Page 4

For this page, I painted Walnut Stain Crackle Paint on the left hand side. Once this was dry, I used Cut & Dry foam and applied Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to the rest of the page. I spritzed this with Tattered Angels and left it to settle so I had a more distressed look. I stamped the Nibs stamp across the page using Walnut Stain ink and then I used some of my Tim Holtz collection paper with the nibs on it for the right hand side of the page. I wet the edges of the paper and curled them up for that shabby look and edged them with Walnut Stain to tie it in more. I used a square of Stampbord, coloured with Walnut Stain and then stamped over with the Nibs. I scratched the nibs to make them stand out more and then I clear embossed this image and sprinkled some Enchanted Gold powder onto the surface whilst it was still hot. I used a piece of the paper but stamped on the reverse which is the plain coloured side. I love this sentiment stamp...makes me really want to do that!! LOL I edged the page with Gold Krylon and then stapled on the ribbons for a final touch.
For this page I used: Tim Holtz Collection Stamps and Papers, Crackle Paints, Distress Inks, Stampbord, Gold Krylon.

I have a few more pages to Blog tomorrow...this is enough for one night LOL!!

I have already sent out the pages to those peeps on the list....I loved making them and it was so lovely to be able to use all these fab products to achieve some really nice results...I just need more of the Crackle Paints as they are brilliant...and I need more of the Tattered Angels..they are soooo lovely to use. Guess I had better write to Father Christmas!!

Thanks for taking time out to have a look...Hope that I have explained myself and not rambled on too much!


Hels x


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

These look great Hels! I am not good at this style myself but love to look at what others make! I think I may need some of that crackle paint now!

andrea said...

fantastic Hels, you have put so much work into these little masterpieces, I am so glad I got crackle paints now, need the encouragement to use them xx

shazzapat said...

they are just gorgeous Hels, inspiring me to make a start on my ones soon

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