Saturday, October 1, 2016

Altered Clipboard inspired by Tim Holtz

Hi everyone! I am back after many months with what may be my absolute favorite project ever! I have never tried altering anything, but after seeing this month’s tag tutorial by Tim Holtz I was truly inspired. I wanted to try this month’s tag and when all my products came in I really liked the “Note to Self” from the Alpha Parts “framed” product. I had a lot of trouble getting the blender resist to work right (it took about 1 ½ hours just for those two words) but following his instructions I created this great tag:

From there the inspiration hit to make some kind of corkboard to go with it. After all, if I am going to make a “Note to Self” I need somewhere to put that note-right? The nearest craft store is an hour away so I hit a couple pharmacies to see if they had any corkboards in their school supply aisle that I could alter. They did not but they did have clipboards. I knew I had an old one at home. Thankfully my husband knew where it was (since it is his) and said I could have it. Using all kinds of Tim Holtz products, an old mouse pad, and Ranger alcohol inks I got busy. Here are a lot of pics:

I absolutely LOVE,LOVE, LOVE how this turned out!!! Did I mention that I absolutely love this?
Here is what I used:
Old clipboard
Tim Holtz Ideology Paper Stash-Crowded Attic
Old Mouse Pad
Imagination Station Cork Roll (from Hobby Lobby)
Alcohol Inks: Pool, Sail Boat Blue, Mushroom, Pitch Black, Mixative Gold, Blending Solution
Distress Inks: Archival Hickory Smoke and Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, and Salty Ocean
Distress Paint: Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Antiqued Bronze
Distress Stain: Vintage Photo
Stamp: Paris Collage by Tim Holtz and Faded Text Background wood mount by Stampabilities
Stencils: Text and Texture "Discovery" and "Transform" from Stencil Girl (both are 6x6)
Embellishments By Tim Holtz: Crinkle Ribbon, Ideology Word Band “Observations”, Adornments “Arrows”, Mini Pocket Watch, Mini Gears, Lace Chain, Game Spinner, Alpha Tiles, Locket Keys, Accoutrements, Long Fasteners, Pen Nib, Alpha Parts “Framed”, Foliage pieces, Loop Pin, Vial Label, Remnant Rubs “Elements”, Film Strip Ribbon, Tiny Fastener, Philosophy Tag, and Paper String
Also used a Swarovski crystal in the pocket watch

I found a challenge over at the Creative Artist Mixed Media Challenge Blog that I think fits this so I will be entering. I hope that you enjoyed seeing this as much as I loved making it. Thanks for looking and a huge thanks to Tim Holtz for the great tag tutorial that led to this project.

I am entering:    Use any image   Anything Goes   Anything mixed media  Anything goes

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