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’tis the Season with Tim Holtz

Ranger Ink Signature Artist Tim Holtz celebrates the season with this festive holiday card tutorial.

Tis The Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comI love this time of year filled with holiday crafting and today i’m excited to be on Ranger’s blog sharing a fun tutorial using Ranger’s Texture Paste and Distress Spray Stains.  Learning how products work is the key to getting the most out of the things we have.  So if you’re ready to spark your creativity with a little festive distressing let’s get started…

Supplies:

  • Surfaces: Sticky-Back Canvas- Natural; Grungeboard; Kraft Core Cardstock
  • Dies: Tim Holtz Prancing Deer Bigz Die
  • Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz ShadowPress- Christmas Set 1
  • Layering Stencil: Christmas
  • Embellishments: Pine Twine, Mini Corners, Jute, Bell
  • Distress Ink- Walnut Stain
  • Distress Spray Stain: Barn Door, Mowed Lawn, Tarnished Brass
  • Distress Paint: Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen
  • Mediums: Texture Paste, Glossy Accents
  • Adhesive: Foam Tape
  • Tools: Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Heat Tool, Mister, Palette Knife, Mini Blending Tool, Sanding Grip

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Cut a piece of Sticky-Back Canvas 3”x5” and gather a Layering Stencil, Palette Knife, and Texture Paste.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Place the stencil over the canvas and apply paste using a Palette Knife by spreading a thin layer of paste through the stencil.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 3: Carefully lift the stencil from the canvas while past is still wet and set aside to dry. *Note: Drying time for Texture Paste is usually 15-30 minutes depending on thickness.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Once the paste is dry, remove the paper backing from the Sticky-Back Canvas.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 5: Apply the canvas directly to the Craft Sheet to secure the canvas in place allowing you apply wet mediums without the canvas curling up.  (neat trick)

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Mist the canvas with water from a Mister to lightly dampen the canvas.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Spray the top and bottom portions of the canvas with your first color of Distress Spray Stain.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 8: Spray the middle section of the canvas with a second color of Distress Spray Stain.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 9: Dry the Spray Stain with a Heat Tool.  Because the canvas was damp before spraying the inks, the colors blend together to create a nice gradation.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 10: Peel canvas from Non-Stick Craft Sheet and adhere to a piece of cut cardstock.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 11: Ink the edges of card and canvas with Distress Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 12: Attach Mini Corners using pliers.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 13: Emboss the edge of cut card using ShadowPress.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 14: Sand over the embossed area to reveal the words.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 15: Cut deer from a piece of Grungeboard and paint with Distress Paint – let dry.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 16: Sand and scuff the edges of deer.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 17: Ink the edges of deer and card with Distress Ink.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 18: Cut a small piece of Pine Twine and slide a bell on to the twine.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 19: Bend the twine around the neck of the deer to create a wreath.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 20: Apply strips of Foam Tape to the back of the canvas covered cardstock.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 21: Secure the background to the base card.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 22: Place card on to a paper towel and lightly spritz with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain.  Tip: The slower you press down on the sprayer the more “splattery” the ink will dispense.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 23: Dry the Spray Stain with a Heat Tool.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 24: Adhere the Grungeboard deer using Glossy Accents.

Tis the Season by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.comStep 25: Tie on a piece of jute around the card for a finishing touch.

I hope you enjoyed this fun idea to colorize Ranger’s Texture Paste with Distress Spray Stains.  Ranger makes so many different products that work great to colorize the paste to have fun exploring your creative options and happy holidays…

Tim

Tim HoltzTim Holtz is a Signature Artist for Ranger Ink.  His Tim Holtz Distress line includes many different mediums including inks, paints, and stains.  You can learn more about Tim on his website TimHoltz.com.  View upcoming classes and events with Tim on our events page and see more projects featuring Tim’s collection on our Tim Holtz Distress Pinterest board.

 

 



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