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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Old into New?

It's all Tim Holtz's fault really.  It started about a year ago (or maybe two) when I bought some "Distress Ink" and had no idea what it was or how to use it. So I looked Distress Ink/ Tim Holtz up on the internet.  And my computer blew up with the amount of information, demos, pictures, classes etc out there on Tim Holtz and all of his products.  The very first online classes I took were the Chemistry 101 and 102 classes of Tim Holtz (  I became a groupie.  I loved all of his product demo's at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association Tradeshow) that he did with Noell Hyman (and her husband Izzy as the cameraman).  Watching all of those demos on Youtube led me to the Paperclipping website and more classes and podcasts all about scrapbooking.  So you see, it is all his fault that I have become scrapbook obsessed!  More on Tim Holtz another time.

Recently I bought some supplies (very necessary ones, of course) at my favorite local store, Stamp Asylum.  I caught the buzz about stencils and modeling paste and I wanted to play with these craft items.  They are great for making backgrounds on cards and scrapbook layouts.  You can color the paste, emboss it or stamp it.  Definitely messy and fun.  I turned some really old papers (those ones from the late 90's) into new background papers.  I'm not sure how I will use them yet, but they are more appealing to me now.  I may make a card or tear them up or use them as a background.

Here are the pages I created when playing with stencils, modeling paste and spray mists. (I didn't take a before and after pic, so you will just have to imagine).  Who knows, maybe I will actually use them on a layout now and publish the results.

The last images are old papers that were sprayed, stamped, cut and pasted and are the beginnings of some cards to come.

Hope you have time for a little messy, crafty fun!


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