Tim Holtz Distress® Foundry Wax Story Tag by Cheiron Brandon
Tim Holtz Distress® Foundry Wax Story Tag by Cheiron Brandon

Tim Holtz Distress® Foundry Wax Story Tag by Cheiron Brandon

By: Ranger |

Mixed Media | Tags | Tim Holtz Distress®

In this tutorial, Cheiron Brandon shows you how to use Tim Holtz Distress® Foundry Wax with Distress Texture Paste as a resist to create a lustrous accent on this stunning tag.

Instructions

 

Hello there creative friends! I am happy to be back today to share a project that I created with the brand new Tim Holtz Foundry Wax. I got to play with this new product, and I can tell you that I am going to be trying it on so many things. The Foundry Wax is a liquid wax and it comes in small bottles (like Alcohol Inks). A few Important steps to note from the packaging:  

  1. Shake the bottle until you hear the mixing ball rattle so the pigments mix  
  2. Apply drops of wax to a craft sheet  
  3. Apply the wax directly to surface using a dry paint brush 
  4. Heat with Heat Tool to transform finish…use in a well-ventilated area  

Now that we have taken care of that, I am going to show you how I used the new Foundry Wax over Distress Texture Paste as a resist to make a fun tag with beautiful texture that resembles foil.  

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 1

Step 1: Gather up your supplies. You will need your Distress Tags, Foundry Wax, a stencil, Distress Texture Paste, a palette knife, Distress Spray Stains and a dry paint brush. You will be able to clean your brush with isopropyl alcohol. I plan to have a dedicated brush or two in my studio just for the waxes.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 2

Step 2: Apply your Distress Texture Paste through a stencil. I used the Stampers Anonymous Lace stencil, as it has big open areas to apply the Foundry Wax.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 3

Step 3: Remove the stencil, let the paste dry, and wash off the Texture Paste and dry it or soak it in water until you have time to clean it.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 4

Step 4: Add a few drops of the Foundry Wax to the glass mat or your craft sheet (don’t forget to shake it first to mix the pigments). I used my finger to blend the Gilded and Sterling Foundry Wax over the raised areas. The wax will start out as fluid when you add it to your craft sheet, and when it hits the air, will become a more creamy consistency.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 5

Step 5:  Once you are finished blending your Foundry Wax, dry it with a Heat Tool. It will be permanent once you do this. You will see the color change to really shiny and metallic as you heat it.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 6

Step 6: Put your tag inside of a Splat Box and spray with a mist of water using a Distress Sprayer. Then spray with Distress Spray Stains in Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, and Seedless Preserves.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 7

Step 7: Dry the tag with a heat tool. Dab the tag with a paper towel to remove any excess Spray Stain that is sitting on top of the wax.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 8

Step 8:  Gather up some Idea-ology pieces to use on your tag. I used a new Paper Dolls Portrait, Flash Cards, Ephemera Snippets Number Strips, and Snippets Ephemera. Arrange them onto your tag using Distress Collage Medium.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 9

Step 9: As a final touch, I colored one of the new Idea-ology Word Keys and colored it with Gilded Foundry Wax. Heat it with a Heat Tool. Be careful and let it cool before you pick it up.  

 

 

Distress Foundry Wax Story Tag Step 10

After I heated it with a heat tool and let it dry, I adhered to the tag with Distress Collage Medium. I used a piece of ribbon from my stash to add to the top of the tag.   

Hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at Foundry Wax and some of the things you can do with it! I can’t wait to add this tag to a card to send to a friend.