Hello everyone !
This year Tim Holtz released wood Tag Boards under Idea-ology and they were a huge hit ! They came in various sizes, not too expensive and presented endless possibilities especially for the mixed media crafters.
All the supplies you see here are available at Made With Love and the staff will be happy to help you with selecting the products.
Today I used the Sizzix Bigz die Pipeline and the Deco Alphabets for the title. To be honest, I love the Pipe design, I love all things industrial BUT ….. to find a story to connect with the pipes is another thing.
I looked at the die, imagined the Pipes twisting and then *ka-pow* an idea popped into my head ! How about : Life and how sometimes we encounter twists and turns, dramas, both highs and lows ? That was how this project began.
The pieces were die cut in Sizzix Matt Board and the negative left behind was used as the first layer on the Tag Board. Everything was painted in Black Gesso which helps give the work depth and make the bright paints like Cracked Pistachio pop. Work slowly, adjust the colours making sure there are sufficient dark and light portions.
The textures you see is Distress Glitter mixed with Matte Multi Medium and pressed into the grooves with the Palette knife. Glitter can be too shiny in large clumps and to get around this, after the mix completely dried, I rubbed Distress Crayons gently into it.
Layers in the form of Idea-ology Quote chips with phrases that held the same theme of Life added another connection.
This was not an easy project as getting the colours right took some time and there were many adjustments. Still, it was thoroughly enjoyable and a satisfying learning process.
Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you soon !