Wednesday 15 March 2017

Tim Holtz inspired

This month on Country View crafts our theme is "Inspired by Tim Holtz".
I began by getting out my Compendiums of Curiosities, written by Tim and got together a few ideas.
First, I experimented with a few different methods of creating backgrounds with alcohol inks and settled on one called "Alcohol Ink Monoprint", which I am sure you can look up. 
Onto this I added some stamping from his stamp Sideshow CMS263, using blue archival and white fresco snowflake.

Next, I stamped my main image from the same stamp set and added some Alcohol Ink Splatters.

Using more Tim techniques, I created an alcohol ink background onto acetate and then an "Alcohol Ink Resist, where you stamp with archival and then gently rub to remove the ink. 

I used this as an overlay and secured it with brads, leaving the bottom section clear. 
There are a couple of TH rub ons too, to add to the finish. 


  1. You had me at technique Hazel! Wonderful combination of alcohol ink techniques for this colourful card, makes me want to pull out my inks and play...

  2. Wow, such a stunning background!! You applied the AI techniques so well, a fabulous piece!

  3. Wow - love how that alcohol inky layer completely transforms the look - amazing!
    Alison x

  4. Technique galore! I think I may have to dust off my books too! Great card Hazel.

  5. Gorgeous use of Tim´s techniques, dear Hazel! Love this card with it´s wonderful colors!
    Evelyn xx

  6. Great inky fun Hazel...a really cool card x