Guess what? Tim Holtz + Ranger have released three more sets of distress minis! These little snack sized distress ink pads have sure stolen my heart and taken over my craft space! Today I’ve got two tutorials to share, and a set to give away!
To kick things off, I’m going to be playing with the inks, butterfly die, and just having fun mixing and matching colors. I colored watercolor cardstock with shabby shutters then die cut and embossed it…
Then I came in with pine needles, iced spruce, and brushed corduroy.
Ok so I have a butterfly. Now what?!
I pulled out a box and covered the lid with tissue. Just tape it down and trim off all that excess. Easy!
Looking so very stark white, I decided to use some ink to color it up a bit.
Oh and let us add a bit of texture paste with stencil just to add texture.
Once dry, I added chipped sapphire and brushed corduroy to the texture paste. Love!
Now things are starting to come together!
This doily just needs some tea dye distress and matte medium to hold it down.
Oh, and everything can always use a squirt or ten of sunflower sparkle!
Now it’s time to finish this project off by pulling out the junk drawer!
What I love about this is that I designed the gift box so it will be 100% reusable and able to store treasures, gifts, or anything else the recipient might want to use it for.
Here’s the final box:
Finishing touches? I added tarnished brass distress paint and black archival ink around the edges. I also dabbed the box with watermark ink then sprinkled with UTEE and heat set for added metallic sprinkles.
Here are some detail shots so you can see how texture filled and colorful this project is –
This was too fun – I love how the layers all show and contribute.
But wait – I have one more project! Next up I have stenciled with three new colors of mini inks, then coated with clear glossy gel medium.
Once dry I inked with green and brown distress and soaked with water. The stenciled area will remain true to color and vivid!
Next up: green alcohol ink and some finishing touches.
Oh, and a stamped image to add more to this simple tag
Cut everything out, and we’re good to go!
I love how this came out – and while Christmas might be months away I think we all know it is going to sneak right up on us!
I had a blast with these twelve awesome new minis – shipping now to stores, by the way! Thanks to Ranger and Tim Holtz I have a set to give-away here to one of my lovely readers!
If you’d like to be entered for a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post before August 21st. A winner will be drawn at random on the 22and and notified via email. Good luck – and thanks for checking out my projects today!