Monday, 28 May 2018

Working with the new 3D folders by Tim Holtz (2)

If you saw my post on Friday (scroll down to find it) you will have seen how I used one of the 3-D Texture Fades to make a background for two pretty shabby vintage cards, today I am using the Foundry EF to make this industrial tag. Again check out the previous post for the link to Tim's video where he shares lots of tips, tricks and ideas for using them.


I began by sticking some metal tape to black card and running it through the Big Shot. The details that emerge are so textured and clear, it really looks as though you have sat ans tuck individual pieces over a silver background to create this design.


FRom the back you can see the debossed side and how the details are imprinted into the card.


I adhered the card onto a chipboard tag and left it for the glue to dry .......


.... before rubbing in some carbon black and burnt umber premium acrylic paints from DecoArt. I left it to dry for a couple of minutes and then added a small amount of the black paint again and rubbed it over with a dry babywipe - you could easily use a soft cloth. You can see this left some of the paints in crevices and now is beginning to look aged and timeworn.


When this was perfectly dry I rubbed over some quinacridone gold media fluid acrylic and again left it to dry and repeated the process above.


Lastly again when it was perfectly dry I painted some raw umber, paynes grey and quin gold into crevices, spritzed them and let them move around before using the heat tool to dry them.

It's now ready to add some rusty looking cogs, gears, some remnant rubs and a vintage photo.


Have fun with the 3-D texture fades and this technique.


hugs Brenda xxx


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  1. this is absolutely stunning Brenda xxxx

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  2. This looks amazing, I can’t wait to play with my folder x

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    1. I'm sure you'll love the difference in the thickness Jan xxx

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  3. You have an absolutely stunning way with rust, dirt, and aged effects! I never cease to be amazed.

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    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate your fab comment xx

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  4. Love this Brenda I've been playing around with Tim's new folders and metal tape too they are fantastic xxx

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    1. Great - such a difference isn't there to the ordinary EFs? xxx

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  5. Love watching those layers build up - so cool!
    Alison x

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