Mixed Media Guitar
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...View Designer
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Sizzix Die(s) Used
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Flowers, 3-D #3
- Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Typo Lower
- Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Typo Upper
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Mixed Media #2
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Lace
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Mixed Media #3
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Gadget Gears #2
Other Supplies: Electric Guitar Kit, Cardstock, Plain Paper, Assorted Distress Inks, Assorted Distress Paints, Assorted Findings, Canvas Fabric, Idea-ology Gadget Gears and Mini Cogs, Masking Tape, Mount Board, Paint Brushes, PVA Glue, Texture Paste, White Gesso
How to Make (Guitar Body):
- Take several sheets of thin plain paper and scrunch into a ball before flattening out retaining the creases.
- Apply PVA glue to the face of the guitar body and apply pieces of the creased paper tearing to size where appropriate.
- Create stencils using the Mixed Media #3 die set and apply texture paste through the stencils to add detail.
- Die-cut an assortment of cogs, letters and the picture frame from mount board. Die-cut and assemble an assortment of 3-D Flowers from stiff cardstock.
- Apply the die-cuts to the face of the body together with a selection of metal findings add the control knobs, pickup and bridge unit.
- Use strips of masking tape along the side of the body and apply several coats of white gesso over the face and sides of the guitar body.
- Once the base coats of gesso are dry, apply the green and blue coloured acrylics blending as you go.
- Allow to dry and water down the darker paints before applying over the areas of detail. Blot off any excess with a clean damp cloth.
- Use a dry brush technique with white gesso to enhance and add highlights to the raised detail.
How to Make (Guitar Neck):
- Mask of the sides of the headstock and die-cut the acanthus swirl from the Mixed Media #2 set in the centre of a piece of card. Use this as a stencil through which to apply the texture paste.
- Die-cut a cog from mount board and attach to the headstock. Once firmly attached trim away any overhang.
- Attach any findings and the guitar tuners. Apply the paints in the same order as with the body.
- Once everything is dry, remove the masking tape and mount the neck onto the body of the guitar before attaching the strings.