Category Archives: tutorials

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    12 tags of 2015 – september…

    exploring the use of color and texture is one of my favorite things to do.  by combining these elements in various ways it allows the imagination to run wild with possibility.  alcohol inks have a unique ability to blend into vibrant colorful backgrounds on slick surfaces, and although the techniques can vary, the end results Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – august…

    getting the most out of products we have is really important to me.  i’m always looking for new ways to use the products i design so this month i wanted to share a mixed media use for die cuts.  keep in mind you can use any designs for this technique, so when you’re creating your tag have fun Continue Reading

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    sizzix storage solutions…

    as crafters, well all know the importance of organizing our endless stash of goods to get the most use of what always seems to be limited space.  check out the video below to see for yourself, the versatility of my sizzix storage boxes – happy organizing…t!m *be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – july…

    12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.com

    ahh summer…the longer days, hot weather, vacation adventures, and celebrations we have this time of year.  the 4th of july holiday is one of my favorites and a time to show gratitude for this country and embrace the celebration of our independence day.  it was certainly my inspiration for this month’s tag, and i love Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – june…

    12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

    a great thing about creativity is that is can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be.  you can take an idea and adapt it however you choose.  for this month’s tag i wanted to create a plaid background, basic right?  there was many ideas spinning in my head to achieve Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – may…

    12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.com

    there are certain things that capture a sense of nostalgia, and for me this month’s tag is certainly one of them. several elements make this one of my personal favorites so far this year. the combination of textures, tinted photo, tiny paper flowers, layered ephemera and embellishments really tell a creative story. it’s one of Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – april…

    12 Tags of 2015 - April | www.timholtz.com

    getting the most out of products has always been one of my main goals as a designer.  i try to inspire different ways to think about the products and their many uses.  first we’ll explore distress markers and a few creative ways to use them including layered watercoloring, background spritzing, and even tinting ribbon.  next Continue Reading

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    faux chocolate bunnies….

    have you ever had one of those crazy ideas that pop in your head while your browsing the aisles of the craft store and think – i should make something with that?  well today’s project is one of those crazy ideas, but i have to say – i love how they turned out.  you see, Continue Reading

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    alcohol ink eggs…

    Alcohol Ink Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

    sometimes the simplest things can transform into the most amazing ones. today i want to show how to create colorful faux marbled eggs from those cheap plastic eggs.  i’ve always seen these plastic eggs in funky colors, but this year was the first time i’ve seen them in plain white (hobby lobby), perfect for inking. Continue Reading

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    distress glitter eggs…

    Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

    with easter a couple of weeks away, i wanted to share some project ideas this week that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.  the pastel palette of spring is the perfect time to use the lighter colors of distress to create these shabby decor accents.  today we’re going to add a little vintage sparkle to Continue Reading