Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Homage to Mr. Holtz!

As you know I am a DT member at Cards Galore and this month the challenge is to create an Homage to Tim Holtz. The challenge is sponsored by the Letraset and the prize is a fab set of Letraset pens!
Now, I have a confession to make! For some time I have "collected", Tim Holtz stamps but I have never had the confidence to use them! For this challenge I decided to just throw myself in and get on with it. have just bought a book for Art Journalling, and so I decided instead of a card I would try and create a double page in my book.
I started by spraying water on to both pages, then I sprayed brown, black and yellow dylusion sprays on to one page and closed it on to the other page. I then used masks with the inks, and also just with water ( which reacts with the dylusions to create a bleached effect). I stamped with various inks and also Faber Castell Indian ink pens ( using the huffing method). I used tape, coloured with pens and gelatos ( which I also used to highlight various areas). I continued using all these methods to build up the layers. I cut the main sentiment for each page out of vinyl on my Cameo and stuck them on to the pages.
I have to say I am very pleased with the results what do you think?
Happy crafting!
Denyse x


Zoe said...

Amazing double page spread! So in awe of it xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Lovely pages Denyse, love the colours too. Xxx

Andree said...

These pages are fabulous Denyse. I love how you've created such depth and detail. The background colours are so rich x

Jill said...

Crikey, what a lot of work. A definite success I think. Just getting on and using the stamps & seeing what happens is definitely the best way x