Embrace The Journey by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly DT post!

This week I have a 'Tim Holtz' inspired art panel to share with you featuring one of my favourite stamps sets from Tim's February 2020 release: Professor 2. This is now available in the shop along with some of Tim's other Feb release. Just click here to check them out.

The background panel was created using Tim Holtz 'Wrinkle Free Distress' technique working with several Distress Oxide inks. I simply applied the inks to my craft mat, spritz them with water, smooshed my panel of mixed media paper through the ink, dried with a heat gun and repeated the process numerous times to gradually build up layers of interesting colour and detail.

I then added some background stamping using Archival ink with a couple of Tim's stampsets (listed below) 

Next to add some texture. For this I applied crackle paste through one of Tim Holtz Laying stencils, enhancing the cracks with a distress crayon once dry.

 The corners of the background panel are embellished with some of the 'corner brackets' from That's Crafty's 'small cogs' greyboard sheet. They were painted with Black Soot Distress paint and fixed to the panel with brads.

The focal feature is of course The Professor or as I should say The 'Professors' given theres two! Are they the Wright brothers or Tim and Mario maybe?
They were stamped with Archival ink and fussy cut before being positioned in place in front of a distressed clock die cut.

Some Glossy Accents helped accentuate the google lenses and to finish off the panel I added a distressed quote chip: Embrace the Journey!

Products I used:
Mixed Media Paper
PaperArtsy White Smoothy Card
That's Crafty! Surfaces Bits and Pieces Greyboard Sheet: Small Cogs
Ranger Crackle Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Iced Spruce, Old Paper Bundled Sage
Ranger Distress Archival Ink: Black Soot, Ground Espresso
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Black Soot, Ground Espresso
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Adhesive
Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous Stamps: Professor 2(CMS395) , Craze & Planks (CMS344)
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Grime (THS130)
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz/ Sissix Die: Weathered Clock
Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Tim Holtz Ideology: Long Fasteners
Stamping Platform
Heat Gun
Paper Trimmer

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for any comments you wish to leave. I really appreciate.
Hope you lots of creative fun in the week ahead
Take Care

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  1. Amanda, terrific piece and insight of technique, approach, and product, easy to follow along with. Enjoyed this post very much. Thank You

  2. A gorgeously grungy piece of artwork Amanda. Love the layers of detail and crackle on your fab background and the professors look very dapper.
    Fliss xx

  3. Oh, that is magnificent. I was already enjoying the twin Professors, but seeing all those crackle texture close-ups and those fabulous metal corner pieces... I'm sold!!
    Alison x


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