Username Post: Tim Holtz stuff...Questions!        (Topic#1523729)
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So I hear all these wonderful things about Tim's stuff, and now that I've watched some of his videos, I'm intrigued. I'm just not sure where to start! I really like stamping and embossing, so I would like to try some of his embossing powders. What is the difference between his distress inks and other inks? I know that the colors are supposed to just look worn and distressed, is that the only difference? What does everyone use them for other than actual stamping? And what is Distress stickles? I kind of don't understand how glitter glue can look distressed. TIA!


 
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I have some of the stressed and non-stressed stickles and powders. The stressed seems to have more glitter "gunk" to it. In other words, the glitter is bigger. But I am no expert, someone else may be able to explain it better.


 
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But your name SAYS you're an expert... LOL!


 
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  • CASBa on 12-28-09 12:19 PM
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The distress inks are water based so you can do some really cool effects with them. I would suggest watching some of his videos on the distress inks. I LOVE the distress ink and they are my first choice for inks unless I am going to be getting my project wet and I don't want the ink to run.


 
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  • CASBa on 12-28-09 12:21 PM
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I like the Tim Holtz embossing powder, but I like Zing powder the best. The distress powder has its place though. I think of all the products I would start with would be the distress ink and a blending tool. The alcohol inks are really cool too if you work with a lot of glass, plastic, or other non-porous materials.


 
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One technique he used with the stickles was to paint with them a bit when I took one of his classes at CKU. I usually just use them from the bottle and smudge them a bit at times, but he had us put them on a plastic mat and dip a brush in them and paint a bit with them.


 
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I think I'll get some inks and a blending tool and see how I like it. I'll also have to watch more videos because the only things I'm used to doing with ink is stamping and inking the edges of things. I need to get outside my crafting box.


 
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Definately watch the videos- that's what they are there for! LOL

The Distress inks and powders are meant to work together. The powders, once heated, and let to cool will rub off some of the large crystals. This is to create a worn/pitted look. VERY COOL.

I am Ranger Certified so if ya have any more questions, just ask.


 
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Definitely rewatch the videos when you can, he rocks!


 
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Regular stickles are made with myelar(spell?), like the balloons, and Tim's stickles are made with mica, the mineral. So Tim's stickles are not glittery but a little bit shimmery and look like "rock candy" when they are spread out. I love them! The tip on the Distress stickles is not as fine as the regular stickles either, because they are meant to be spread out.
HTH

p.s. did you see all of Tim's new Distress Ink colors premiering at CHA this summer =D


 
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Tim Holtz/Cropper Hopper Designer Ruler is the best. It has replaced so many of my other tools - just love it!
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I use the distress inks on EVERYTHING! I love them. I don't use them for stamping I just use them to hide the white around pictures and paper and on the edges of everything. I'm addicted. lol.


 
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I've been throwing this link to EVERYONE because I just finished watched all of her videos and I LOVE IT!

http://www.youtube.com/user/TwoPeasInABucket #p/u/127/Xj...

Scroll half way down on the right and watch all of the thinking inking there is 3 classes per week and there is 9 weeks of classes (done last summer) each video is about 10 minutes long as she goes thru all of the different tim holtz stuff and now I need it all Hope that helps

(they were done 6 months ago, if that helps PM me if you can't find them all and I will send you all of the links!)


 
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Well I ended up buying some of his stamping masks and some Smooch Spritz. LOVE the masks! They're really cute! I definitely need to watch all these videos everyone posted. Thank you all so much!


 
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Thanks for the youtube link... now I just have to find some time to watch them all...


 
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  • Smashley Said:
Well I ended up buying some of his stamping masks and some Smooch Spritz. LOVE the masks! They're really cute! I definitely need to watch all these videos everyone posted. Thank you all so much!




YAY! Def watch his vids, they are the best. I have a ton of masks, I heart them.


 
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Distress inks are great for blending. I love to make tags or elements to go on my LOs. I stamp about 3 colors on my non-stick mat, then spritz with water and run my tag through them, then dry it with a heat gun. It gives some really cool water color effects! You can also use them for embossing, as the ink stays wet for quite a while.

The distress stickles I don't care for as much. I agree with someone above, how can glitter be distress? I know the glitter isn't as "strong" in the distress stickles, but I guess I just haven't learned their place yet...lol

The distress embossing powders are cool, just remember to shake them up before you use them, so that the crystals spread out evenly.


 
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Ooohh..haven't tried the distress embossing powders.. hmmm.. I'm getting into embossing again so that might have to go on my wish list. :-)


 
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I LOVE the Distress Stickles! They do make things look distressed. I love them on Thickers and Grungeboard.


 
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I think my next move is getting the Distress Inks. Everyone always raves about them, and I haven't really found a brand of ink that I LOVE yet. Well, I do like my cat eye pads, but I only have a couple of those. I know what I'll be asking for come my birthday!


 
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  • CASBa on 01-14-10 07:43 AM
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I use distress ink for EVERYTHING. The only time I don't use it to stamp is when I am going to get the paper wet and I don't want the image to run. I couldn't live without Black Soot.


 
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Yeah, Distress Inks are my main inks!


 
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Just a warning... YOU'LL BE HOOKED!! I love them and and I love the videos on timholtz. You will be looking for things to distress, they are SO addictive! (NEW COLORS COMING OUT SOON TOO !! OH NO!!! )


 
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  • Manda_K Said:
I LOVE the Distress Stickles! They do make things look distressed. I love them on Thickers and Grungeboard.



Distress stickles on Thickers?! Sounds intriguing! Got any examples?


 
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Would like to know different technics to work with velvet surface papers. Bought a set but do not know how to deal with these beautiful material. Ideas, please


 
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  • -Jenn- Said:
I've been throwing this link to EVERYONE because I just finished watched all of her videos and I LOVE IT!

http://www.youtube.com/user/TwoPeasInABucket #p/u/127/Xj...

Scroll half way down on the right and watch all of the thinking inking there is 3 classes per week and there is 9 weeks of classes (done last summer) each video is about 10 minutes long as she goes thru all of the different tim holtz stuff and now I need it all Hope that helps

(they were done 6 months ago, if that helps PM me if you can't find them all and I will send you all of the links!)



Just started watching the first one and I've already learned something!!! That wet stamping technique was SO cool!!! Thanks for sharing! Her videos are getting bookmarked!


 
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  • kiky on 01-14-10 07:09 PM
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I'm new to Tim Holtz too. I found his youtube on ink splatter and learned so much. This topic was very helpful. Thanks!

Here's the link to the splatter technique with his alcohol inks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGDaw1f7_4s


 
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Great link, Kiky!


 
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  • mercytiara Said:
  • Manda_K Said:
I LOVE the Distress Stickles! They do make things look distressed. I love them on Thickers and Grungeboard.



Distress stickles on Thickers?! Sounds intriguing! Got any examples?




Sure!

I used them on these white Thickers...I inked them with Distress Ink then put the Disress Stickles on them.

~Welcome~ By Manda_K


I kept these plain and just added the Stickles (I used Distress and reg ones).

~summer visit~ By Manda_K

I used Fired Brick on these:


~peer pressure~ By Manda_K

I have found that they really stick well to the foam and vinyl Thickers. The chipboard ones are best to add ink to first, but you can leave em, they just need more drying time unless you have a heat gun.

I do blast Distress Stickles with the heat gun, but NOT regular Stickles.



 
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Thanks for sharing Manda! Love those layouts in general, and the Thickers look really cool with stickles... now I have something new to try with supplies I already own... woohoo!!!


 
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Thanks!

Yeah, I got the first collection pack of Distress Stickles and I was just putting them on anything I thought could take it!


 
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You all are enablers. I ran out to return things to AC Moore and Mike's. And I come home with these Tim Holtz/Ranger products:

Flourish mask
Plain Elements grungeboard
large craftsheet
acrylic sqaure & rectangle fragments
white opaque pens
embossing distress ink
glossy accents
distress powder (copper, tattered rose, antique linen, vintage photo)
alcohol ink blending solution
archival ink jet black

And that's not all of it - the rest was other brands... like that darn mod podge talked about in another thread.

Going to have to so I don't see or hear about ANY other products!!!!!

tee hee!!!!


 
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LMAO!!


Awesome haul!!

Ok, you got blending solution and alcohol inks too?? What colors of those? Or do you have them already?

Fragments rock.

Grungeboard is awesome too!! I love it!


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  • Manda_K Said:
LMAO!!


Awesome haul!!

Ok, you got blending solution and alcohol inks too?? What colors of those? Or do you have them already?

Fragments rock.

Grungeboard is awesome too!! I love it!



I picked up the Nature Walk Y the Copper and Pearl Mixatives earlier in the month, not realizing I couldn't use them on paper. LOL But now, I have the acrylics to play with!! After seeing his video with grungeboard, I've been searching my stores. Was so happy that Mike's had it! Though can you believe that all 3 of my big stores - Jo's, Mike's and AC - did NOT have the foam applicators??? GRRR... I have no idea what to use instead. Have the blender tool & the felt from earlier this month. Just need foam, darn it!
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You can make your own applicator with stuffs from the hardware store. I little wood block with a drawer knob for the handle works brilliant, then you just need the foam, OR in a pinch, you can use the foam makeup wedges!


 
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Well, I have the applicator tool - the one that came with the felt - and from a video posted, I realized it can be used for the felt or foam. So now I just need the foam. Probably will buy them from here when I order the AC 8.5 by 11 binder for my sis's baby album.


 
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That mask is one of my faves!

Ok, so, the mixatives are meant to go with colors and the bending solution.


 
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Are the Distress Inks supposed to be fairly wet or dry? I just bought my first one and it seems a little dry to me. In Tim's video his looked wetter somehow. Mine doesn't even seem to be as moist as my regular stamp pads. It did the job of antiquing the edge of my paper though.


 
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I have not gotten the hang of the alcohol inks but I haven not used them much. I keep buying them but not using them lol..
I have done one really decent project with them that I like a valentine tin.

Love in my pocket.. By Planty

Its the only thing that I was able to make look like, the other projects that use that ink.


 
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I bought some of the alchol inks, but then before I opened them I took them back cuz I didn't think I would use them much since most of stuff is paper... I got the ink dabbers instead.


 
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