Thursday, July 4, 2013

"LWD Design Team Showcase: "Tim Holtz Dies"

Exciting News Everyone, I was chosen to be one of the New Design Team Members for 
If you have never heard of Lone Wolf Designs its owned by Kris Whittaker, who has a wonderful online shop where you can save up to 25% off of some of today's wonderful art supplies.
You can visit her online store here.
So as a design team member its my week to share some art.
Being one of the owners of the All Things Tim Yahoo Group I found it only fitting for my first outing as a DT member to feature Tim Holtz.
I was pleased to be able to show off art that I created for an online round robin I am currently playing in with several other players.
This members theme was Time for Love.
As you can see I used the Tim Holtz Pocket watch die, his On the Edge Steam punk die along with other embellishments from his Ideology line.
 I also included a pair of Train Tickets from 7 Gypsies that I inked and distressed.

To create the watch I cut one layer of grunge board without the Mover and Shaper sized circle for the back and cut several layers with the largest circle in place in order to get the opening and give the piece the depth I was after.
Since the Steam punk gears are all on one piece I cut them apart and painted each one a different color.
As I stacked and glued the pieces together I inserted one piece of the gears between the different layers so they would be all on a different levels and give the piece some real depth. I also cut a solid watch from the grunge board packaging to use as a faux crystal on the watch which I insert before the final top layer.
On the edge of the page I also use Tim Holtz Tissue tape
and his new Distress Paint in Barn Door Red.

Here is a close up of the watch gears which were also painted with Rangers Adirondak Acrylic Paint Dabbers. You can see the different layers of grunge I used to create the watch case itself.
There is also a Grunge board heart in the mix.

 On the back of the page I used Tim's Heart Wings Die cut from Grunge board that has also been covered in Tissue tape.  I like covering the grunge board with the tape first before cutting the wings so you get an already trimmed piece ready to go.
The crown and large heart I left plain and painted with the dabbers.
You can get all of these great supplies and more from the Lone Wolf Designs Store.
SXTH658571Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers Die - Pocket Watch Frame
SXTH656638Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations - Bigz Dies - Heart Wings
SXTH657182Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations - On the Edge Die - Steampunk
THTDD36357Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Fired Brick
AVTH92829Advantus - Tissue Tape - Symphony
AVTH92677Advantus - Tim Holtz - Ideaology - Swivel Clasps
AVTH92776Advantus - Tim Holtz - Ideaology - Grungeboard - Mixed Minis
THTDD36289Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Metallic - Antiqued Bronze
AAAMD23197Ranger - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers - Metallic Gold
AAAMD23180Ranger - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers - Metallic Copper
7G179247 Gypsies - Train Tickets


  1. A fabulous piece, and I know the recipient will be thrilled to have it!

  2. Welcome to the LWD Design Team! LOVE all the layers in the pocket watch. :) Thanks for the tip on covering the grungeboard with tape BEFORE cutting it. I don't have any of the TH paints yet, so that's a great way to "color" them.

  3. Thank you for the great 1st project, Stephen, and welcome to the team! Can't wait to see what you do next!

  4. Congrats on your first DT post. Fabulous piece. love the tutorial. Brilliant project and beautiful art.
    susan s

  5. Congratulations Stephen. Well and truly deserved.
    I love this pocket watch. Your work is always stunning. Paula W from the UK.

  6. Great project... I really like the depth you created with the layering. Welcome to the team!! :)

  7. Congrats, Stephen! You'll be an asset to the team, for sure! Love that pocket watch!

  8. Great job Stephen! So now your first post is done, how do you feel? I am sure elated!

  9. Stephen, an awesome job and congrats on joining the design team; they are very lucky to have you!
    Sue Fraser

  10. Congratulations! And, great work!!

  11. Congrats Stephen! Love your timepiece art!

  12. This is awesome, Stephen! Love your project! Those dies are really neat.

  13. Hi Stephan, Love your book pages they rock! I love TIm Holtz, but just starting to get into mixed media, so I may use you for inspiration. Thanks for the card from with one image swap, I love the polka dots!!! My blog post will be up on Friday if you want to stop by. Thanks again, Becs