Saturday, July 16, 2022

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Foundry Waxes

Happy Saturday! Suzz here with a Saturday Showcase highlighting the Distress Foundry Waxes. I had so much fun putting together this book, which was inspired by the Prima Marketing Sweet Farm Paper collection and the Foundry Waxes.

The book started with a variety of different pages made from acetate, cardboard, and envelopes. I spent time thinking of how to incorporate the farm life into the pages.

Front Cover:

The covers received a whitewash using watered down acrylic white paint - just enough to give it a soft effect against the cardboard cover. After the whitewash dried, a layer of Ranger Distress Opaque Crackle Paste was applied with the Tim Holtz Layering Rosette Stencil. The paste was purposely applied unevenly to give it a worn effect. After the paste was dried, a touch of the Foundry Wax was was painted onto the stenciled surfaces and around the edges to add a hint of gold.

Back Cover:

The Foundry Wax looked beautiful on the edges of the flowers, on the chicken wire which had a moss coating and even around the edges of the paper dolls. The pretty trim received a sponging of Distress Ink to add a shabby, worn appearance.

When you flip the page you are greeted with some vintage lace that has been distressed with a little brown dye ink. The clock was sponged with red and brown dye ink and accented with a hint of the Foundry Wax. Even the buttons had a brush of gold added to them, which was the perfect accent.

The next page was two separate envelopes and my humor got the better of me. I decided to make it look like barn doors with the horse peeking out. The doors were created with strips cut from the patterned paper to fit the envelopes. They were decorated with a layered floral bouquet. Again I sponged around the edges of the flowers with a gold highlight from the wax.

For the backside of the envelopes they were papered with a dark wallpaper.

The flap was covered with a coordinating paper and highlighted with a few strips of tissue tape. The bucket and flowers were highlighted with a touch of the waxes to make them gleam.

Again the poor horse was made to sit in the basket with a bow and flower accent. The other page was a long envelope that was stamped with a ledger stamp using a Distress Ink. The wooden buttons were gilded with a touch of the gold around the edges.

The next page had a lovely piece of pattern paper with a white wash coat applied and a fun page filled with Farm inspired photos, embellishments and the cow. Up next was some burlap and fabric tape and a windmill.

The windmill is on an acetate tabbed page that has been stenciled with the Crackle Opaque Embossing Paste. After it was dry, a coat of mixed Foundry Wax was applied. The last page was the rooster on a clock highlighting the number 5. I think it was the inspiration of the 5 AM rooster wake up call. The number, circle, and accessory all received a gold highlight using the Foundry Wax.

The windmill was created using a few bits and pieces and I wanted to highlight a few of the pieces before they were glossed up with the Foundry Wax.

I started with a metal ring, some wooden stakes for the garden,  white cardstock and some foam from some packaging for something we bought.  I also had a pin with a ball on the top.

First I cut out a template for the windmill blades. I googled some images to get a feel for the blade design. I then just created one template. After I had one that I liked (we won't go into how many failed ones I created. :) I replicated it 12 times.

Next up I painted each of the blades with the Foundry Wax and heated them up to make them shine. I had uneven blotchiness purposely on all my pieces because I wanted them to look worn.

I cut a few extra strips of white cardstock and painted them, and heated the wax up as well.

I was lucky enough to have these two wooden garden stakes that actually fit together nicely on an angle. I painted them with the Foundry Wax and then heated them up to make them shine. I glued them together with hot glue.

I then cut the angled pieces and taped them onto the wood sticks. I took the blades and attached them to my metal rings.

To make the blades spin, I put the star in the middle and hot glued the ball of the pin into the center of the star. I then added a piece of foam to the sticks and cut the pin very short with wire clippers and stuck it into the foam.

Then stuck the blades with pin into the foam.

The end result spins like a real windmill and the Foundry Wax made it look like old aluminum metal.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
Prima Marketing Sweet Farm
Idea-ology Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This book is beautiful! I love everything-and that cover! And the windmill! So very cool! :)