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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Retro-inspired shapes out of almost any material—chipboard, mat board, even mirrored cardstock—to add dynamic interest to all kinds of makes. Pair with the Atomic Elements Thinlits™ Die Set for out of this world makes.
Sizzix Die(s) Used
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Atomic
- Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Society
- 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 Exclusive Extras
Other Supplies: Assorted Acrylic paints, Mount board, Barbecue skewers and wood block, Hair putty
- Die-cut all the elements from mount board.
- Paint all the die-cuts using raw sienna (deep red/brown) acrylic paint.
- Use men’s hair putty as a resist and apply to the die-cuts where you want rust patches to appear.
- Paint the separate die-cuts using a 1950’s colour palette.
- Once the paint is dry wipe away the areas where the hair clay has been applied with some kitchen paper to expose the rust colour.
- Drill two holes into the wood block and insert the barbecue skewers before painting/distressing as before.
- Use a glue gun to mount the die-cuts onto the painted skewers.
- Water down some orange paint and apply to some of the die cuts with a brush so that it drips down the surface to mimic the effect of rust discolouration.