I haven’t done Art Journal Pages in a while so I thought I’d convert this month’s tag from Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2014 to Art Journal Pages. I absolutely loved the tag techniques this month so I created pages in the same way as the July tag HERE.
I swiped Broken China Distress Paint onto the Art Journal Pages, spritzed with water and heat set.
I applied Salty Ocean Distress Ink and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto the pages using a Blending Tool.
Using the TH Sand and Sea Die, I cut a Seahorse from Grungeboard and painted it with various Distress Paints – (Broken China, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint). I sponged the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Then, I covered it with Rock Candy Crackle Paint and allowed it to dry.
I painted the Starfish and Sand Dollar from the Sand and Sea Die using Distress Paints – Rusty Hinge and Antique Linen. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder over the top of them and heat set. I sponged the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Using a Black Soot Distress Marker, I traced the Starfish onto the Sand Dollar and smudged it.
I die cut the Greenery from the TH Tattered Pinecone Die a few times from card stock and painted them using Distress Paints – Gathered Twigs, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint.
Once the Seahorse was dry, I squeezed Pumice Stone Distress Stain into the cracks.
To create Faux Sand, I used Tim’s recipe: Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder, Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder and Crystal Effects or Glossy Accents.
I put all of the “ingredients” into a paper cut and then mixed in Crystal Effects to bind it.
This is what the “sand” looks like before the Crystal Effects.
I attached all of the pieces to the Art Journal Pages and used a Dena Wakely stencil with Pearlescent Embossing Paste to apply the words.
After putting a thin layer of Crystal Effects onto the pages, I smushed the sand into it and allowed it to dry. The top photo was taken after the “Spritz and Flick“ Technique was used.
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 – July
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