Check Out My Take on Tim Holtz’s House Dies

Everyone has seen Tim’s new house dies.

Here is a version of the house I created for a December class at Cafe Crop located in Merrillville, Indiana. WinterHouse2

For the siding, I used the Notebook Texture Fade embossing folder.  I cut 2 sets of sides out.  On one set I cut off the tabs and cut the sides from the front/back.  I put the pieces in one at a time and lined the bottom up with the same line on the embossing folder. Then I added some ink highlights.  I used a similar procedure for the roof and the chimney with the Bricked Texture Fade embossing folder.

In February, I taught a class on building a church to add to our village.

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What Do I Use for Bible Journaling? Part 4

A Review of Products for Use in Bible Journaling

This is the fourth in a series of product comparisons.  In this review, I looked at Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Dylusions Fluid Acrylic Paints.

I used Prima’s Art Ingredients Clear Gesso, Ranger’s Clear Gesso, and Liquitex Clear Gesso to prepare my pages.  Click here to check out my review of these products.

On these pages I used the foam blending tool to apply the Distress Inks.  I used my finger to apply the Dylusions Paint.

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Prima (1): The Distress Ink went on smoothly.  The colors remained bright.  The Dylusions Paint went on smooth, blended well and dried quickly.

Ranger (2): The Distress Ink went on smoothly.  The colors remained bright.  The Dylusions Paint went on smooth, blended well and dried quickly.

Liquitex  (3): The Distress Ink was a little rough to apply. The blending foam seemed to catch on the rougher gesso.  The colors were not as bright.  The Dylusions Paint went did not go on as smoothly. The colors did blend well and dried quickly.

Naked (4): The Distress Ink went on smoothly.  The colors remained bright.  The Dylusions Paint went on smooth, blended well and dried quickly.

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Prima (1): The Distress Inks did not bleed through and there is no ghosting. The ink that shows was accidentally applied while inking the front.  The Dylusions Paint did not bleed through, but the rich colors did show through a little.

Ranger (2): The Distress Inks did not bleed through and there is no ghosting.   The Dylusions Paint did not bleed through, but the rich colors did show through a little.

Liquitex  (3): The Distress Inks did not bleed through and there is no ghosting.   The Dylusions Paint did not bleed through, but the rich colors did show through a little more. The paint that shows was accidentally applied while applying the paint to the front.

Naked (4): The Distress Inks did bleed through a little.  The Dylusions Paint did not bleed through, but the rich colors did show through.

FINE PRINT: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own opinion. I did not receive any compensation (product or money) for my reviews. I was not asked by any company to create this post.

Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for January 2016

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This year for the 12 Tags of 2016, Tim Holtz is revisiting techniques from the past.  This month the techniques he used were Chalkboard and Industrious Metal.  I have used the Industrious Metal technique to make small embellishments for cards. The Chalkboard technique I was familiar with but had not actually done.  I think that it the black and white was just plain. I decided to add color to my tag by using colored chalk. I love the way the tag turned out. I may be adding these techniques to more cards.

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