Jan 29, 2012

Winter Escape

Here is a one page layout I with a technique that I incorporated with Tim's.  I began with a 12x12" white card stock.  Most of the ladies in this class were unfamiliar with Tim's work and products.  I'm proud to say that another 10 students got Timitized!  
A practice white piece of card stock was handed out for them to get the feel of Tim's inking technique using Ranger's blending tool and his Distress Inks.

We began with the Distress Inks from the blue family, such as faded jeans, weathered wood, stormy sky and broken china.  Some students kept the upper half of the page slightly darker than the lower half.  It gave the layout a wintery evening feel.  

In this layout I used Tim's Grunge Paper, his Alterations Rickety House die (which I just love) and his  Alterations On The Edge Townscape die.  The Townscape dies' small houses were cut apart, inked and backed with pieces of colored card stock.  This was also done with Tim's Alterations die Rickety House.  The technique I came up with was to actually bend/crease and maneuver the lower half of the 12x12 card stock into mounds to give the appearance of a snowdrift.    Basically, you're controlling a "wrinkle" so to speak.  It added depth and texture to the layout.  The trick is not to make a straight line.  Basically, you're controlling a "wrinkle" (so to speak).  A darker blue Distress Ink was used to slightly go over the creases.  It pops right out.   
Next  is the part of the layout that called for a lot of "oohs" and "ahhs" which was with the use of white Liquid Applique' which was applied to the bottom of the houses the roofs, chimneys, window sills and snowdrifts... yeh!  The heat gun in a must when using Liquid Appliqué, that's when the magic begins.  It puffs up and comes alive right before your eyes.  It's awesome!  It is one of my most favorite, must have items.  Liquid Applique makes great clouds, beard and/or hair on a santa, a bushy tail on a rabbit or deer and you can dab it around a page to give the appearance of snow falling.  It's that cool!  Definitely an item to rave over.   Love it!!

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