Hello friends! The Tim Holtz Holiday Series continues and the project have been so wonderfully inspiring, I hope you've been over to the Tim Holtz blog to check them out! I truly can not pick a favorite, I have loved everyone of them! For this project, I chose a vintage cigar box to create a small holiday vignette.
To start with I took 3 unfinished 3/4 inch wooden blocks and painted each with Fired Brick, Black Soot and Ground Espresso Distress Paints, then let dry. Once dry, I sanded the corners and edges to round out. Then I sanded the flat surface to remove some of the paint to give it an aged and distress look. I applied Antique Linen Distress Ink with a blending tool all over the block, then applied Ground Espresso to the corners and dried with the heat tool.
Here's how she did it!
I distressed a Trophy Cup by applying Silver Mixative Alcohol ink and let dry. Then, I applied Mushroom Alcohol Ink to further distress. I attached one of the new Snowflake Adornments with Glossy Accent to the Trophy Cup. Then tied off a bow using the new Holiday Trimmings and attached with Glossy Accents. I sat the largest Woodlands Tree inside the Trophy Cup securing with adhesive.
I applied a little Iced Spruce Distress Paint to the number 25 token and a small green pearl fastener. Then I applied some Mushroom Alcohol Ink to the Pearl Fastener, the Number Token and also a small Glass Corked Vial. I attached the Number Token with some foam tape. Then I snipped the back off of the Pearl Fastener with wire cutters and attached to the number 25 with a little Glossy Accents. I filled the small Glass Corked Vial about halfway full with Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter. Then I sat the Mini Woodland Tree just inside the top of the glass vial securing with a little glossy accents.
I selected some paper from the Yuletide Paper Stash collection and Festive Ephemera pack along with some vintage sheet music. I shaded and distressed all paper pieces with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a bone folder. I layered up all paper pieces and attached to the inside of my cigarbox securing with Glossy Accents. Then I attached my Foundry Frame to paper pieces using Glossy Accents.However, Tim Holtz shows you how to make these awesome pinecones here! I applied a little Glossy Accents sporadically to the edges of the pinecones and sprinkled Clear Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter over wet adhesive, then set them aside to dry. I applied a little Pumice Stone Distress Paint to my Salvaged Doll, just to give her a little aged appearance.
Now, I added all the little goodies I made to my Christmas vignette.
I hope this has given you some fun holiday inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! xx