Mixed Media Art Journaling Backgrounds

Hello my crafty friends! Last night I started working on my art journal books. I always like to work on my backgrounds first, then come back in a few days and finish my journal. So this is about backgrounds techniques.

I stated out prepping my pages with white gesso. Used Daler Rowney acrylic gesso. Then I pick my colors to used. On this background I pick Tim Holtz Adirondack color wash spray stream, distress oxides salty ocean, peacock feather and mermaid Lagoon.

Stencil I used is called wave to me stencil by Heffy Doodle.

After I used the heat gun to dry the pages. I took a paint brush with just water and splattered it on my pages, then tap dry with a paper towel to create water spots.

Here I took Tim Holtz round sponge with only water on it and created circles. Heat set and took again TH Adirondack color wash stream and blend in the middle of my circles.
This technique gives it a look like dimensions on the pages.
Thank you for checking out my blog.
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By Annalicia Spannaus

Another Tag made with Tim Holtz products

Hello my crafty friends! I wanted to share another tag I made with Tim Holtz awesome products.

Background colors are TH distress oxides sprays fired brick, wiled violet, dusty concord and picked raspberry.
TH wildflowers stem #1 664163 and wildflowers stem #2 664164.
Flowers colors are TH alcohol inks fiesta, purple twilight and wild plum. With a little bit of foil. Also TH big chat stickers. And purple wires.

Thank you for checking out my blog today. And have a great day.

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

Handmade Tags ( using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Sprays & more…..

Hello my crafty friends! Hope everyone is having a great day today. For a couple of days I have been working on tags. To give away to a friend. I wanted the tags to be pretty and have positive words on them. I’ll list everything I used on the tags down below my blog.

As you can see there’s a lot going on these two tags.
Backgrounds are done with Tim Holtz distress oxides sprays cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, salty ocean and hickory smoke.
I also used Tim Holtz Texture Paste transparent gloss and stamper anonymous layering mini stencil Set 43.
Here I also used the stars stencil from Tim Holtz mini. Butterfly’s are Tim Holtz detailed butterflies, Mini #661802. TH stampers anonymous Reflections CMS111 Stamp with Jet Black Archival ink. And TH idea-ology big chat stickers.

I did make more tags with different backgrounds colors using TH distress oxides sprays, I post them in a couple of days. Thank you for checking out my blog. If you like them please give me a like…..😊 Have a great day.

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

Working with Tim Holtz alcohol pearl inks

Hello my crafty friends! I wanted to share two more pieces I made using Tim Holtz alcohol inks. Hope you like them.

I used Tim Holtz alcohol pearl inks deception, enchanted, alchemy and alloy gilded. On yupo translucent paper and 91% isopropyl alcohol. And my master airbrush. Thank you for checking out my blog. Have a great day.
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By Annalicia Spannaus

Alcohol inks (piñata colors)

Hello my crafty friends! Today I decided to work with Piñata alcohol inks. I’m always a fan of Tim Holtz alcohol inks. I believe I have everyone of his colors. They are beautiful, vibrant and gorgeous. But today I wanted to work with different colors. So I pick this brand. I’m so happy the way these four pieces came out. I’ll list everything I used down bellow.

On this top one and bottom one I used piñata Alcohol inks Baja blue, Blanco and rich gold.
Here I just used Baja blue and rich gold with Tim Holtz alcohol blending solution.
This one I used Blanco, rich gold, Baja blue, passion purple and Tim Holtz alcohol blending solution. With my air Compressor.

Hope you like them. Have a bless day.

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By Annalicia Spannaus

Embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze

Hello my creative friends! Today I wanted to share with you guys Tim Holtz Distress Embossing glaze. I loving all the colors so far and how they work. Their beautiful and stunning colors. I’ll list products down below.

Tim Holtz distress embossing glaze are peeled paint, cracked pistachio, tattered rose, fired brick and antique linen.
I also used Tim Holtz Distress Grit- Paste and his Bouquet laying stencil. After sprinkling his embossing glazes over the paste I heat set.
I totally love all the colors and how it came out, can’t wait to play with some more of the colors and some more different textures of pastes.

Thank you for checking out my blog….

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by Annalicia Spannaus

Background technique (using combinations of Tim Holtz products)

Hello my crafty friends! Today I wanted to make some universe backgrounds on water color paper.

Use Tim Holtz products…..

Here I started out with distress spray stain wilted violet, brushed pewter and picket fence. Then I took distress ink wilted violet and distress oxide wilted violet and went around the edges of my water color paper. I also took distress oxide black soot around the outside of the water color paper.
Also I splattered distress spray stain picket fence over it with a dry brush.
I wanted to keep it simple but sweet.
Thank you for checking out blog. Be safe and have a wonderful day.
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By Annalicia Spannaus

Wow! Tim Holtz new speckled egg color is awesome…

Hello my crafty friends! Today I was playing with Tim holtz new distress speckled egg color. Tim knock it out of the ballpark with this awesome color again. Here are just a few samples I made.

On this one I used Tim Holtz distress ink speckled egg and distress Embossing glaze speckled egg. And TH doodle art 1 layering stencil.
Here I used Th distress oxide spray speckled egg and splatter distress ink speckled egg color over it.
Here I used the stencil as a print on water color paper then the distress Embossing glaze.

Thank you for checking out my blog. Have a great day.

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By Annalicia Spannaus

Happy Mail (Tim Holtz new distress Speckled egg)

Hello my crafty friends! Today I got happy mail… Tim Holtz new Distress speckled egg color. Now I can wait to create with this new color.

Speckled egg

Thank you for checking out my blog.

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By Annalicia Spannaus

Happy Birthday Cards ( Lindy’s Magical Powders

Hello my crafty friends! The last two days have been a great day to work on some handmade cards. Because of all the rain we’re getting now. So here’s a few cards I made using Lindy’s beautiful magical powders.

This is everything I used to make this Happy Birthday card…….
Lindy’s Magical powders are azure sea asters, Caribbean blue, sassy sapphire and tainted love teal.
Lindy’s colors here are hibiscus rose, hi maintenance magenta, witch’s potion purple, drop dead gorgeous green, mango mania, pineapple paradise, Caribbean blue and sassy sapphire.
Here I used I a different variety of stencils with white acrylic paint on the balloons.

Thank you for checking out my blog. Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannasu

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