Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Tim Holtz Tag

As I explore new paths in art I am still fascinated by the creative mind of Tim Holtz. And I do really like when I saw his November tag I knew I wanted to try. Small problem, didn't have the leaf die and emboss and everyone was out of it. As I was laying in bed last, not sleeping, it occurred to me I should try the new emboss and die snow flake and see what I could do with it.

Believe me when I say this went through quite a few iterations! I loved Tim's idea of transferring metal through a stencil, but I didn't have the right metal sheets - hence the sliver snowflakes. I did however, apply the sticky embossing powder and then put some glitter on the embossed snowflake.

Believe me when I say it glistens! I really am in love with the paint and the glitter and and the frostiness of it all! 

I followed all the steps Tim laid out but I just didn't like the cardboard with the snow flake, so I tried some pattened paper. That was too much too ---  and as I some how managed to let myself run out of picket fence paint, I used alcohol ink over the paper and it I decided I like the messiness of it....kind of like snow in little piles.

So indeed - this is life.  And all of this is just about perfect....because it finally snowed here yesterday!