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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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Print Idea


This die has been used to create industrial, urban and high-voltage creativity.

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Voltage
  • Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Wrapped Journal
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine (White and Grey) with Free Bonus Content


Other Supplies: Wood effect paper, Assorted Acrylic Paints, Assorted stamps, Mount board, Black Gesso, Natural sponge, Silver gilding wax

  1. Cover both sides of a rectangle of mount board with wood patterned paper and use to die-cut the journal cover. Insert your chosen pages/notepads.
  2. Die-cut the separate elements to create the voltage meter from mount board including eight sets of bolts.
  3. Cut a rectangle of mount board to fit onto the cover of the journal. Use a suitable punch to round off the corners and mount the die-cut elements in place.
  4. Paint the assembled meter using black gesso and allow to dry.
  5. Create the rust effect by applying the various shades of acrylic with a natural sponge starting with the darkest colour.
  6. Apply the pale blue paint by dragging the sponge across the surface and add some stamped detail.
  7. Apply a little gilding wax to the edges of the die-cuts to add contrast and mount onto the journal.