This week, our Tim Holtz-inspired challenge over at Lovely Linda’s is what she calls “super-sized.” She is, very kindly, allowing extra time in order to accommodate the schedules of those who are currently enjoying a beautiful ocean cruise with Lord Tim of Holtz himself and getting all kinds of goodies and fun surprises and eating like queens and shopping in exotic ports.
Well, at least I have laundry to look forward to.
This week’s technique, “Wrinkle Free Distress,” was quite enjoyable, albeit messy. I had some trouble at first with very pale results until I realized that plain manila tags work better for this technique than the creamy white ones I get at the scrapbook store. You would think the colors would be more bold on white than on manila, so I’m guessing the white ones are made of a different type of stock, or perhaps have some type of coating on them. I used Broken China, Dusty Concord and Mustard Seed.
What I learned: Don’t skip the “drying between layers” step, unless “mud” is your favorite color. It doesn’t take but a few seconds with a heat tool and is well worth the effort.
Now that my local Michael’s has finally started to stock Tim’s tissue tape, I find myself wanting to incorporate it in everything I make! The black tape is from 7 Gypsies, and the crow (my subtle homage to Halloween) is an Artchix image. (Okay, I realize it’s not a crow, but I’m pretending it is. You know, for Halloween.)