Saturday, 19 November 2011

Tim Holtz Technique Canvas at the Scrapbook Factory Shop

What a wonderful morning we had!  Summer has arrived with a bang here in Cape Town today so I was very pleased to be teaching all these lovely ladies in an air conditioned venue!

I allocated 4 hours to do the canvas in, most people were finished in  just over 3 hours which allowed an hour to shop, which is always a good thing!  Retail therapy is so good for the soul!  Especially when it is inks and sprays and stamps and stains!

For those of you who were there and need instructions, here we are.  For those of you who were not there, but still would like the instructions, here they are too!

Paint the top of the canvas in Espresso using a paint brush. Just unscrew the top off the paint either decant some, or dip your brush into the bottle.  I suggest a brush for canvas as the “tooth” of the  canvas destroys the foam applicator.  Paint the sides of the canvas with Pitch Black also using a paint brush.  Let this dry.  Lay your mask over the canvas and spray with Perfect pearl Mist in Perfect Pearl

Bird and Flourish:
Spray your square with water. Rub the square with Distress Stain.  Let this dry for a while.  Stamp your bird onto the large square of cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Let this dry for a few minutes.  Rub over the whole bird with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and cover with clear embossing powder. Tip the excess off and heat. When it has cooled, cut out the bird.  Stick the small mask to your square and over spray with
Lettuce Color Wash. Let this dry for a while and glue on the bird.  Distress the paper edges of the square with the blade edge of your scissors and ink with Walnut Stain Distress ink using the applicator tool.

Drag the Pearl/snowcap paint dabber randomly across the square in one direction only.  Let this dry.  Rub the whole square with faded jeans Distress stain and the Ink the edge with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Colour your flower on both sides with Broken China Distress Stain and let this dry a little till it is damp.
Layer up your flower. Prick through the centre and join it together with your brad, scruntch it up by gathering all the pettals together from below and crunching them into the middle of your flower and press down onto a table. Now open it up and glue to the square.

Stamp the image onto the cardstock with an embossing ink pad.  Cover with embossing powder, pour off the excess and heat from below.  Using the Distress ink applicators, rub over the square with spiced marmalade then a little barn door and finally some walnut stain on the edges.  Glue your word onto the square.

Rub the craft sheet with a little Wild Honey and Fired Brick directly from the ink pad. NOW spray the craft sheet with a little water and lay your square into the ink.  While this is drying...trace and cut out your heart.  Cover it in tissue tape.  Put the metal heart on the jump ring, then onto the safety pin and pin onto the paper heart.  Use Walnut Stain distress ink with applicator tool on the edges of the dry square and
then glue your heart onto the square.

I cut 2 cm wide strips of card stock to lay on the edge of my canvas so that I can glue all 4 of my squares down the same distance from the edge.

Stick them down and you are done!


  1. Very nice, thanks for the instructions on your blog so I can make it in Holland.
    Have a nice weekend, Tamara

  2. Well done you, I know how much time goes into doing a workshop,Looks like you had a great time!!

  3. Gorgeous canvas! Glad summer has finally arrived for the Capetonian's.

  4. Wow Bella, thanks for the online tutorial. I will have to come back to this in the future because I won't remember all the steps right now. LOL
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Car is still in the garage, oh bother as Pooh bear would say.


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