Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Focus - Sizzix Alterations

Hello, it's Sue here and today's Friday Focus is all about Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations. There are so many of them now that is was difficult to know where to start ! A big thank you to Jenny for helping me with my choice.


I started with some Apothecary bottles that have been die cut from mount board.


 I painted all of the bottles with gold acrylice paint.


Then spread Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste over them.


 I used Archival inks to colour the bottles as I wanted the colour to be permanent.


 I also had some die cuts of the bottles from acetate, I used the Tim Holtz script stamps and stamped onto the acetate using black Stazon ink.


 I used the cabinet die in both sizes and covered the card with paper from the Wallflower paper. I then rubbed black acrylick paint around the edges.


Next up is the Writing Desk die and I've cut the pieces from mountboard again. I also painted them with gold paint then blended some black acrylic paint over the ink pot and pen when the gold paint was dry. 


Now I had the main pieces ready I turned my attention to the substrate which is a wooden Triptych. I've painted it with acrylic paint then a crackle glaze and a top layer of a lighter acrylic paint. I then sanded areas to distress the paint even more.  


I stencilled over the Triptych using a couple of Tim Holtz stencils and black acrylic paint. Then I assembled my die cut pieces. 



 I used a stamp from the Perspective set for the main text and cut the bottom row of words off and then into separate words. I used Archival ink to colour the cardstock.


A close up of the pen pot and quill after being painted.



The word on the central panel is from the Mercantile stamp set and I covered a little tag with some more paper.

I hope you've enjoyed today's focus on Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations and remember they will have 15% discount for the next 2 weeks in The Funkie Junkie Boutique (excludes New Arrivals).  Check out the Friday Focus 15% Off tab at the Boutique.

17 comments:

  1. Fabulous tutorial with a stunning outcome Sue TFS
    Annie x

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  2. This is wonderful! How clever to layer the acetate over those gorgeously crackled bottles! A wonderful tutorial, too! Thank you!

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  3. A fabulous tutorial Sue, love, love the end result! x

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  4. Gorgeous! I love how you crackled those bottles with such beautiful colors and texture. Wonderful design!

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  5. Great project. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  6. Great project. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. Love it! Where did you find the wooden triptych to match the die cuts? And what size is your great creation?

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    1. Hi, the triptych was from a craft shop in the UK that sadly is no longer open. The height of is 19cm and it's approx 25cm wide.

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  8. This is a work of artistic genius, Sue! Thank you so much for sharing the steps in how this gorgeous piece came together. Everything is aged to perfection with that fabulous crackle finish and the rich golden color palette. I love the idea of the stamping on acetate and was wondering what medium you used to adhere the acetate to the bottles? This is a wonderful Friday Focus!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy, I used Glue 'n' Seal to stick the acetate.

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  9. Brilliant tutorial Sue! You've worked wonders with these die cuts and papers xx

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  10. This is just beautiful Sue - what great techniques you used on all the die cuts! Julia xx

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