I finally had a opportunity to grab up some of the new Tim Holtz items for 2020. This Spring Shadows stamp set is just wonderful! I am not normally a cutsie kind of maker so these silhouette bunnies are perfect for me.
Below are a few step out pictures to share what I used.
Let’s get started … For the back scene trees~ I stamped ‘Lumberjack’ in Archival Ground Espresso onto craft card stock that had white gesso lightly brayered on, then cut using Branched Birch Thinlit. Onto white smooth Bristol I used Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, masked off a large 3 3/4″ dia circle then blended out DO Ripe Persimmon, Abandon Coral and Dusty Concord. My goal was to make it appear as though the sun was rising. How I did the grass is explained below….
For the grass~ on spritzed watercolor paper I brushed on all the different colored greens in the Distress Stains. When still wet, I laid used dryer sheets and brayered them so soak up the extra moisture, then allowed to air dry. This made for some great texture that to me looked like grass patches. Still needed more lines or grass so I used the same stains and a feather brush.
I cut the grass card stock using the Thinlit from Home for the Holidays (love this die, perfect hill size). I then taped down so there is now a back, middle and front plane to work with.
Clockwise~ Funky Foliage Thinlit (mushrooms, purple flowers and Daisies), Basket grass was a natural cream color so I dyed that with Mowed Lawn Stain, Stems 2 (I thought they looked like clover), Funky Floral 3, grass is from Scarecrow. Bunnies stamped from Spring Shadows on craft stock, colored with Distress Inks and then heat embossed.
Stuff making sure to use all three planes or depths within the clock.
For the outside ……..
For the outside of the clock I started by painting 2 coats of PaperArsty Fresco Aqua Duck Egg and allowed to dry. I then spritzed the painted surface with Distress Resist Spray in a Splatt Box working quickly to sprinkle Embossing Glaze in Weathered Wood and allowed to dry. Using a heat tool, melted the glaze. What a cool colored texture but there is more 🙂 Working with Blending Solution I added drops of AI in Pistachio and Alcohol Alloy in Gilded and allowed the products to do their thing, pushing around slightly with a brush when needed. I am absolutely thrilled with how this turned out.
For the bow~ Alcohol Ink in Red Pepper and Mummy Cloth. AI in Cracked Pistachio and Gilded with satin trim. For the Deco Frame I did same as above minus the glaze step.
Thanks for viewing and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out.
Have a blessed day,
This is so amazing, Wendy! I love all the layers within that make a great spring scene; your details are exceptional! And wow! I just love what you did to finish the clock exterior! This is such a great piece of spring/Easter home decor!