Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine Tag With Tim's Distress Paint



So I won a prize on Tim Holtz' blog last week and I got my prize the other day. I was super duper excited. Here is a picture of all the goodies I got...



These are some of the new items that came out from Ranger at CHA this month and I was so excited that Tim sent me so many goodies. I had to bust out these distress paints and use them right away because I have seen some videos on them and they look so cool. Tim sent me Fired Brick and Vintage Photo so these are the colors I'm working with today. (two of my favorite colors in the distress line)
So anyway, I also wanted to partake in a challenge (of course) so I am looking to do something for Simon Says Challenge Blog - Their theme this week is "Paper Piecing" and they are giving away a 50.00 gift voucher to their store, yay!!
....But really I just wanted to play..
First thing I did for this tag was to create a background, I used my two paint colors and put a little on my craft sheet and spritzed with some water. After that I ran my tag through the wet paint. 

The paint is so fluid and smooth, it reacts with water and so I spritzed it a little more and it really flows together, almost marble like.. really cool. Once that was the way I wanted it I went ahead and dried it with my heat tool. This paint (unlike regular acrylic paint) doesn't bubble when you dry it, which I love because I'm always in a hurry.
This is what my tag looked like once dry...
Beautiful!! The paint also won't run once dry either, so if I wanted to add more colors or something else on top, the paint is already set so it won't change my paint.
Once my background was done I wanted to try the paint with some clear embossing powder. So for the paper piecing part of this I stamped Tim's blueprint heart onto a piece of card stock with the paint. Before the paint dried I sprinkled it with Ranger's distress clear embossing powder and dried. It works!! I love how the heart came out.


Once that was done I cut out my heart and used distress inks in various colors to color my heart. Then I stamped the same heart stamp onto the bottom of my tag with black Archival Ink.

So then, I wanted to make some of my own red glitter for the little bottle I was going to use on my tag. I had seen a video where Tim made his own with alcohol ink and Distress Stickles clear rock candy dry glitter and so I tried my hand at this. What do you know, it works haha!! That Tim, he's so clever.

I added my colored Glitter to my little bottle and then adhered the word "heart" to the outside. You will see this later, I didn't take a pic, sorry. 
I then used some of Tim's music note paper, tore and inked up the edges and adhered those to my tag with the mini staple tool. 


Since I'm all about using what I have right now I used a piece of fabric softener to place behind my mini bottle just to make it pop a little more. I also used my handy dandy label tool to make some words for the front of my tag.
 Here is a pic of how they look.





I added my words and the Blue Print heart with dimensionals so they would pop a little.
To finish it all off I added a few flowers that I had laying around, inked them up with Distress Ink and TADA!! My Finished tag. Really fun to make and so cool playing around with those wonderful paints. I am SO getting more of that paint. Love it!



Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, time for me to pop off this computer and cook some dinner. :)






40 comments:

  1. Great project, and very creative, Claudine!

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  2. Wow, you've really worked some magic with your prizes :) Love the heart bottle.

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  3. Was there ANY doubt in your mind that you would get more of those paints? You are the BIGGEST Tim Holtz fan I've ever met so of course you MUST have all of his products.

    I love your tag. You always do a great job. So why aren't you on his design team yet?

    I cant wait to see what you come up with next.

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    1. Raeven, Tim no longer has a design team. He disbanded that sometime late last year. Not sure why.

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  4. Sweet tag! You are so lucky to get your hands on the Distress Paint. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for tutorial on Tim's new paints. I haven't seen them yet. Great prizes he sent! Congratulations.

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  6. What a great tag Claudine. Looks like you are going to have fun putting those paints through their paces. Can't wait to receive mine. Hugs, Jenny x

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  7. Congrats on your win and I love your tag!

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  8. Beautiful tag. I've not seen Tim's video on making glitter. Have to get some rock candy glitter soon. Thanks for sharing this tag and such a great idea. Happy early Valentine's Day.
    Carol

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  9. I tried to post this before but not sure where it went. Sorry if this is a double. I really like you tag, it's beautiful. I've not seen Tim's video on making glitter. I'm going to have to get some rock candy glitter soon. Great idea. Thank you for sharing the tag and the idea.
    Happy early Valentine's Day.
    Carol

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  10. PINNED!!! Fabulous work, and good explanation of the paints...very good.

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  11. Gorgeous....I almost wanted to say as usual. This tag is so pretty. I'm amazed.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I also look forward to play with the new paints ( and stamps and dies etc etc LOL)
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  12. Score!!! Congrats on your win. I love what you did with your new stash!

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  13. Congrats on winning the new paints and stamps! LOVE what you did with them!!

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  14. Congrats on your win, and now I need some of those paints! Have to be patient as it could be awhile before they are available Downunder! Great tutorial! Cheeky and clever are you!

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  15. That's awesome Claudine! Love the techniques!

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  16. Claudine,
    First I have to say I'm a huge fan of your header. I love steampunk. Then I need to say how wonderful your tag is. I saw the video of the rock candy glitter too, but have not tried it yet. Great work describing the way the paints work have to get my hands on some of those. Congrats on that wonderful stash.

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  17. I Love the look of the ripped music note paper through the tag! beautiful colors as well!

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  18. What a sweet project! Congrats on the win. :-)

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  19. I love this tag!!! ALL the red is just too good to be true!!!

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  20. Fantastic tag, great tutorial!!!! Thanks for sharing! BArbarayaya

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  21. Awesome tag and description of the new paints. I'm waiting patiently for mine to arrive. Now I can't wait to play with them. Thanks for the inspiration, and congrats on Tim's mention today.

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  22. Wow, love your tag. Love those paints too. I will have to order some. You make it look so easy in the tutorial.

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  23. I came to visit from Tim's blogworthy list. Very nice tag!

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  24. Love your tag! The techniques are really cool and I love the tutorial you gave.

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  25. I just love your tag and it is great to know all the steps you did. I can't wait to my hands on some of his paint!

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  26. Wonderful this tag, Claudine, very romantic!

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  27. Fabulous tag Claudine and congrats on your Tim Blogworthy link.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  28. Lovely! Can't wait to try those paints. Tim sent us your way and it's easy to see why! Congratulations.

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  29. Tim sent us here and it's easy to see why! Can't wait to try those paints! Beautiful work

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  30. Love it! Love the way that embossing powder looks with the paint, never would have thought to try that, but will certainly replicate now that you've done it!

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  31. Gorgeous tag!!! Great little bottle embellishment.

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  32. Hi Claudine!, Tim Holtz sent us over...Great blog! Thank you for the inspiration!...hugs...gayle

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  33. So pretty. Fired Brick is a great color for your tag.

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  34. Great project putting your new goodies through their paces, can't wait to get my hands on some x

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  35. Wow! Love your tag. The fun label maker for the sentiment really shines, and the fun hand colored glitter in the bottle is a great touch too. I just picked up the paints, so I can't wait to try them.

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  36. You did a great job using your prize! I need to find those paints.

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  37. Great tag! Love the heart stamp and the way you designed this really shows it off well!

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