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Industrial Notebook


Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz is a signature product designer for various companies in the craft industry including Sizzix® Alterations™, Ranger Industries®, Advantus®/idea-ology®, Stampers Anonymous, Tonic Studios® and Westminster Fibers. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting-edge crafting products bringing his unique vintage style. As a well-known designer, Tim travels across the country and internationally to educate and introduce people to his world of techniques and philosophy to simply enjoy the journey...

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For school, work or home, you’ll keep organized with this notebook that you can personalize yourself. Sizzix dies make it easy to add your own style to every project.

Themes: Everyday

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Gadget Gears #2


Other Supplies: Plain A5 Kraft Notebook, Kraft Card, Mount Board, Assorted Alcohol Inks, Assorted Distress Paints, Pewter Gilding Wax, Screw Head Brads, Sea Sponges, Thin Wire, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Bands

  1. Cover the front of a notebook with assorted rectangles of heavyweight card and attach a few screw head brads.
  2. Die-cut the three gears from mount board and trim to size before mounting onto the notebook as shown.
  3. Paint the notebook cover with a dark brown acrylic. Blend some grey and deep red paint onto the cover, apply with a sea sponge for a more random effect.
  4. Use the same sponge to apply the lighter shades (greens, oranges and blues).
  5. Once the paint has dried, apply a little gilding wax to enhance the detail in certain areas.
  6. Take one of the metal word bands and apply various alcohol inks to give a distressed, weathered appearance. Attach to the notebook with thin wire.
  7. Finally, use the gilding wax to bring out the raised detail of the die-cut gears.