Friday, May 4, 2012

ATC's Tim Holtz Style

 This week the challenge at Compendium of Curiosities II is marbled stains from p. 46 of Tim's 2nd book. All of the products used are from the Tim Holtz line and Ranger. I really like this technique so I made three atc's, each with a different background. All of these were created on Ranger manila atc blanks.

The first, "Give Me Five" was created using picket fence, fired brick, broken china, victorian velvet, and faded jeans. The sides were distressed and edged with walnut stain. The 5 is a grungeboard numeralwhich I stained black and covered with crackle accents. The sentiment is created from ChitChat words. The stamp is a Tim Holtz atc stamp and the 5 silver beads are from my stash.

The second "Soar" uses china blue picket fence, dusty concord, and faded jeans, and is edged with pumice stone. The sentiment is an adage ticket. The stamp is also a Tim Holtz atc stamp.

The third atc, "Embrace Your Dreams" is done with picket fence, antique linen, scattered straw, and rusty hinge stains, and is edged with walnut stain. The stamp is a Tim Holtz atc stamp. The sentiment is created from the ChitChat words.


Netty said...

Terrific examples Barbara and loving your irises post below. x

Shar said...

Awesome ATCs!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful ATC's Barbara- I am just making some this AM- inspired by your colors and designs.......!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Barbara, thanks for sending me the link! I'm sorry you missed the cut-off, and I hope everything is okay. You created such wonderful art with the marbled stains. I love how you've shown the diversity of looks you can get with this technique-- from dark and dramatic to sweet and delicate. You have such an eye for design, and it's always a joy to see your creations!