Word Play for a long time. The size of the letters is just perfect and I love being able to cut letters out of almost anything. For this project, I die cut the whole alphabet out in grungeboard with my Big Shot, adding some additional letters later on to be able to fill the whole surface of the notebook covers.
Die cut the Love Birds. The birdies are so cute, and I love that the wings are cut too.
die cut the Mini Arrow Movers & Shapers. Ink and then stamp only one word from a sentiment stamp on it using Archival Ink Coffee. Use a piece of scrap paper to mask the rest of the stamp when you ink it up.
The finished back cover of the notebook. I stamped my name and the year on a tattered banner.
Thank you for looking at my tutorial! I hope you enjoyed it and found it useful and inspiring.
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Grungeboard; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas- Natural; kraft cardstock, old dictionary paper, notebook or something else to alter
Paint: Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint- Rock Candy; Ranger Ink Adirondack Paint Dabbers- Juniper, Lettuce and Espresso; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium; gesso
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink- Coffee; Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint
Stain: Tim Holtz Distress Stain- Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous- Urban Tapestry, School Desk, Words for Thought, Stuff to Say
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Pen Nibs