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Monday, August 30, 2010

My Second Date with Tim Holtz

Last year, I got to meet Tim Holtz and take a class with him at Ten Seconds Studio. Well, he was back for more at Stamp Asylum this past weekend. I took the all day Artful Curio class yesterday. It was a lot of fun, and a lot of work.

We received a bare wood glass-fronted shadow box. The first thing we did was color the inside with Distress Ink and paint dabbers. Then we started layering on our background papers. I found a new favorite product - Tim's Tissue Tape. This stuff is a must have for any collager. It is a printed, (a little thicker than) tissue paper roll with adhesive on the back. I could have covered my entire box with it! But, I used it to fit those areas that would have been a nightmare to cover in paper. I will be off to Hobby Lobby this week to look for it.

Now I wish I had taken more pictures to show you the work in progress and more of Tim's demos. Here he is unveiling all the findings and "stuff" we'll be using to assemble our curio "stories."

There were three long tables FULL of supplies - old printer's blocks, kids' wooden blocks, metal charms, metal cars, buttons, lightbulbs, watch parts, game pieces, tape measures... and ALL of Tim's Ideaology metal pieces. And another table with vintage pearl beads, mica flakes, rusty jingle bells, and Frozen Charlotte heads. We were like kids in a candy store!

Here is my work in progress. I still have a few things I need to complete from home - finishing touches, adding the box's feet and knob, etc.

I did take a picture with Tim, but I waited until the end of day - after seven hours of crafting. No hair, no makeup, and I look exhausted. I'll spare us both that one.

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Blogger dianapena8 said...

Glad you had another great class with TH :)
Your final project looks fantastic, I hope we can see some closeup pics =D

August 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Auntie Cake said...

WOWWWW! Can I tell you how jealous I am???????? (having to wipe the drool off my keyboard...) Oh my word, that would be such a fabulous way to spend the day. Thanks for letting me vicariously live it, as that is as close as I will ever get. Loved your piece! (I have that birdcage charm, it is one of my faves) Fabulous job, glad you had a great time, and off to track down that tissue tape!
PS- counting down the days!!!

August 30, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger gayle said...

Wow, loving that project :) just beautiful!

August 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Julie Boeck said...

Wow! That project is gorgeous Erica!

August 30, 2010 at 8:11 PM  
Anonymous Toni said...

Amazing! Truly amazing.

August 31, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Curtains In My Tree said...

please show more pictures of the curio cabinet. I have so many projects I want to get to. I am going to hobby lobby to look for that sticky paper you were talking about.

What a great day that was. I am jealous also.


September 2, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger linda.b said...

This is a fabulous projects. A moment with Tim must be magic. It sounds like a wonderful class. I love his tissue tape too.

September 2, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

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