Tres Jolie Kit Club–Gel Plate Printing!!!–April 2022 Mood Board

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the Corner Scraps Blog!

This week I am focusing on the Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, and while I do make a few sample projects, my focus is really going to be on what a gel plate can do! I find gel printing to be incredibly addictive – I can sit for hours without noticing time passing while I peel paper after paper off.

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I do manage to add some mood board inspiration as well. I love citrus, not so much eating or drinking (I don’t care for sour), but for reasons I can’t explain, I love how citrus fruits LOOK – so I made a cut file that finds its way onto the gel plate! Check out my video to see all the ways I used the gel printing plate and the mixed media kit this month.


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April 2022 Moodboard:

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April’s mood board challenge rules:

  • You can create any type of project for the challenge.
  • You MUST say what you were inspired by.
  • You MUST include the twist in your design.
  • The twist for this month is SPRINGTIME MADNESS.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.
  • Place your entries in the April 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on April 30th, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).

Papers:

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Here are a couple images of some of my finished papers – of course by “finished” I mean from this session! I may or may not decide to add more in the future! You can see my Citrus Cut File (mostly) survived being used over and over again, and I now have some gel plate printed citrus slices!


Easter Eggs:

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I just happened to come across a package of four wooden Easter Eggs in Wal-Mart, and decided they would be fun to use with the gel plate! If you saw my December 2021 Mixed Media Kit Project “Sleigh Bells,” then you already know I like to use more than paper on my gel plates! So I did it again, this time with some Easter Eggs.

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The egg on the left is just multiple layers from gel printing, tipped off with some splatters from the Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays found in this month’s kit. The Egg on the right also has multiple layers, but I also used the Citrus Cut File on the gel plate and then came in and added some gel pen after it was all dry to really make the slices stand out!

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For the “Spring” Egg, I used a flower-filled egg stencil I’ve had for years (no idea where it came from) and my Dina Wakley Spray to give some fun flowers to my gel printed background, then just grabbed a gel pen to add “Spring.” For the egg on the right, after my background layers were dry, I grabbed a white oil pastel to draw on some flowers! Oil pastels make a great resist, so I just added my Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays to color the stems and petals.


Envelopes:

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Once your gel prints are dry, you can fold them up and create custom envelopes with your original papers! Well I used a sheet of regular printer paper for my examples, if I had started with envelopes in mind, I would have used some cardstock for my envelope prints, but I don’t always know where I’m headed when I do most projects, and this week was no exception!

I added a bit of the Citrus Cut File and I made some paper Easter Eggs to layer up. Fun to make, and I have some one-of-a-kind envelopes. I also want to add that after they are dry, the Glossy Sprays make great resists!


Backgrounds for my tag and ATC:

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For the tag, I started tearing up some of my papers and layered them up, and added some Citrus slices using some Liquitex Matte Medium. After the matte medium was dry, I went back with my gel pens to add some accents to the rinds and scribbled on some flowers. I then came back with my glossy sprays and filled in the citrus slices. I can’t say this tag is “done”, but I wanted to do a little something that showed a few examples for layering and color. For my ATC, I grabbed up my Prima ATC blanks, some bits of the paper I had made, and glued them in place before taking it over to my sewing machine and adding some random “scribble” stitches. Then I came back and popped on a few chipboard pieces from my stash to complete the card.


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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the different ways a gel plate can be used for making your own custom prints—half the fun is in the experimentation!

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In addition to this month’s Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Corner Scraps Studio: “Citrus” Cut File; *Jacquard Lumiere “Halo Violet Gold;” Dina Wakley Media: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint “Lemon,” *Acrylic Paint: “Tangerine” & “Lemon;” Vicki Boutin “Juicy Pear” Acrylic Paint; *FolkArt “Silver Sterling” Metallic Acrylic Paint; *DecoArt “Lavender” Acrylic Paint;” Apple Barrel “White” & “Pavement” Matte Acrylic Paint; *Tim Holtz Stencil: THMS117; Acrylic Paint Pens; Gel Press 8×10 & Petites; Ranger Heat-It Tool; We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board; oil pastels; black Stabilo pencil; Sakura Pens (metallic, Moonlight, Soufflé, Glaze); Aen Art Pen (glitter); craft sticks (i.e. popsicle sticks, tongue depressors); cheese cloth; corrugated cardboard; vinyl sink mat; fabric flowers; wooden eggs; *Ranger Craft Tags; *Prima ATC Cards; Simple Stories “Good Vibes” Chipboard Stickers; Bella Blvd Ciao Chip “Adventure;” printer paper; craft foam sheets; string/yarn; hot glue gun & hot glue sticks; UHU Stic; Liquitex Matte Medium

Tres Jolie Kit Club–October 2021 Moodboard–Texture ATCs!

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner! I’m here today with my project for this month’s Tres Jolie Kit Club moodboard challenge—some ATCs that were inspired by all the yummy textures found on the moodboard! I used items from the October Cards, Tags, & More Kit, Mixed Media Kit, and lots of goodies from previous kits!

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I have some weaving on a couple of the ATCs, some lines inspired by the lines in the sand, and some sisal inspired by the wool! Check out my video to see how I put everything together and keep scrolling down to check out the moodboard, photos of each ATC, and a product list!


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October 2021 Moodboard:

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Now for some close-ups to show all those textures!

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I didn’t have any plan going into this project, I just knew I wanted to really get some textures on my ATCs! The background of this ATC was created using some “White Sand” Finnabair Texture Paste and a texture tool by Making Memories that I’ve had for Y-E-A-R-S!!

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Here is one of the ATCS that has some weaving for the background and some sisal (in place of wool)! I just used my Lindy’s spray to turn the natural sisal into pink sisal!

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On all the ATCs I added some machine and hand stitching, used a black Stabilo to give some depth to the different layers, and added a Tres Jolie Chipboard button from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit—topped with Finnabair Metallic Flakes—for some shine.

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ATCs don’t have to remain vertical, and I liked a horizontal orientation for this ATC better! This was the ATC I completed in the video, so it had more dry time, which really makes it look like those Art Stones are just sitting on the card!

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I really love this palmistry hand from the Tim Holtz ephemera pack here! The sisal on this ATC was sprayed with the green Lindy’s before being tucked in, and, like all the others I have my stitching, Stabilo, art stones, and button added on.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed these ATCs and they gave you some ideas how to use this month’s moodboard and what you can make using items found in the Cards, Tags, & More and Mixed Media Kits.

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October Cards, Tags, & More and Mixed Media Kits:

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In addition to items from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit & Mixed Media Kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*13@rts: “Rosalie” Ephemera Pack; *49 & Market: “Sage” Washi Strips & “Coral” Washi Strips; *StudioLight Jenine’s Mindful Art Collection Rice Paper RICEJMA22; *idea-ology/Tim Holtz: “Keepsakes” Ephemera Pack; Prima/Finnabair: 3D Matte Gel, *Texture Paste-“White Sand,” *Metallic Flakes-“Steampunk;” Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder; *Ranger/Tim Holtz: Distress Collage Medium “Matte;” *Prima Waterbrush; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; Liquitex Clear Gesso; DMC Embroidery Floss: 209 & 938; Light Purple Thread; Art Glitter Glue; UHU stic; Scotch ATG; Black Stabilo; Krylon Workable Fixatif; *palette knives; Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors; Making Memories Texture Tool

Tres Jolie Kit Club-September Cards, Tags, & More Kit-ATCs

Hey all! Welcome back to my corner!

Whew! Already September?! Living in the South I am truly looking forward to cooler days getting here!

To get us going this month I have a set of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I put together using [almost 100% only] of the Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club!

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The only non-kit items (besides tools & adhesives) are the ink I stamped with and some basic white thread. These ATCs went together quick and easy! The lonest process I had was fussy cutting; something that can be done while watching T.V. or a movie. Which makes it easier for me, because otherwise I tend to get bored doing all that cutting! (I have a love/hate relationship with fussy cutting, I love the results, the process—not so much LOL!) Check out my video to see how these ATCs came together!


Video:


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After I had my bases ready, assembly went quick and easy thanks to my hot glue gun! Hot glue can be so versatile and handy because you can use it to quickly build up and support your embellishments—and as soon as it’s cooled, you’re good to go! No dry time needed!

For some extra texture I added some “nests” of regular thread—the same one I used to stitch the edges—it was a little trick I picked up from Missy Whidden a few years ago (she does it to her layouts quiet often).

I used some Prima Fluid Chalk Ink from my stash to stamp the banners and words, then just fussy cut them out and used some hot glue to help hold the curve and attach them to the ATCs.

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The only wet glue I used for these ATCs was some heavy gel medium that I randomly brushed on to hold my sequins and beads in place, and that didn’t take long to dry since it wasn’t thick. Plus, it dries clear, so now those sequins and beads look like they are just sitting there!

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Thank you for joining us here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed these ATCs and they gave you some ideas of what can be done with the items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

Stay Crafty, Friends


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September 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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In addition to this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Prima/Ingvild Bolme “Blossom Red” Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink, Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel, Hot Glue Gun/Hot Glue Sticks, Scotch ATG, white thread, Sizzix Big Shot Plus & Cutting Mats

Tres Jolie Kit Club-September Mixed Media Kit-ATCs

Hello, all! Welcome back to my corner!

This week I am bringing you my project using the Prima “Alphabet Cards” ATC pack that came in this month’s Mixed Media Kit (the cards are not shown in the kit photo) from the Tres Jolie Kit Club.

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To start, I haphazardly brushed on some clear gesso to all of the cards, sprayed them with the Lindy’s Gang Moon Shadow Mist from the kit, then started building up my layers. Check out the video to see how it all came about!



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I dug into my collections of mediums (many of which came from previous Tres Jolie kits), and just started decorating my cards! I added some stenciling using the gel medium and glitter from this month’s kit, and topped it with some stamping. I then added some quick flower sketches to some of the ATCs, some (more) stenciling, and some painting. Then I just grabbed up some black gesso and traced over the printed letters on the cards to bring those alphabet back to the front!

I really didn’t have any rhyme or reason when I put these cards together, I just went with what I was feeling like using at the time!

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I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with the ATC pack that came in this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

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Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie!

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Products:

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In addition to items from this month’s kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

Prima/Finnabair  *Wax Cire Cera “Peacock,” *Opal Magic Wax “Turquoise Satin,” *Opal Magic Wax “Vintage Silk,” *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” *“Passiflora” Stencil, “Flourish” Stencil, *Elementals Stamp “Messy,” Clear Stamps *“Secret Notes” & *“Love Potion,” *Prima Clear Stamp “Rosarian,” Prima/Art Philosophy *“Metallic Pastel Accents,” *Prima Waterbrush, *Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Layered Stencils Set# 39, *Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish “Silver Hessian,” StazOn “Olive Green,” Dina Wakley Media Scribble Stickes Set 1 & Set 2, *Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso

Lets Go To The Drive-In

A set of ATCs that were relatively quick and easy thanks to my Silhouette Cameo 3!

Yes, the pen I used did leave some extra lines. I’ve decided to call them power lines…

This project was just one of those projects that fought me every step of the way! I couldn’t get my idea to come together. I had to redo a few things, some more than once. The pen I used can get build up on it (apparently…maybe I knew that but forgot *shrug*) and I think that is was gave me my “power lines.” But I had had it with this particular project! I almost didn’t do this topic for the swap (there are four categories, I’ve done the other three already: Flag A.T.Coin, World Tiger Day, & Forest Key.)

I did finally finish, and my package is ready to get sent to the hostess, Marci (who you can find here and here) ASAP!

I even managed a quick process video!

I turned the cityscape into a sketch, the sign into a Print & Cut, and added an outline (Offset) to the car, then put it together and hoped for the best!

I thought the sign needed a little something more, so I used Crushed Pineapple Stickles for some “lights.” And since the sky seemed a little to gloomy, I added some “stars” with Shimmerz “Buttercream” Paint.

Products:

  • Showmore (Etsy)
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
    • Pen Holder
  • Silhouette Store
    • Cityscape (Design ID #2346)
    • Retro Sign (Design ID #10011)
    • The letter panels came from Retro Christmas Labels (Design ID #35461)
    • Curving Road (Design ID #297750)
    • CG Retro Font (Design ID #292616)
  • Shimmerz
    • Buttercream Paint
  • Ranger
    • Stickles
    • Crushed Pineapple
  • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Spray Stain
    • Blueprint Sketch
  • JudiKins
    • MicroGlaze
  • UniBall
    • Signo (UM-153) – white pen
  • Unknown
    • Cardstocks (they were in my scrap stash)
    • Glossy photo paper

    Forest Key (a Mixed Media ATC)

     

     I don’t know if I should say I created these for the June Mixed Media Place challenge, but will be swapping them, or if it would be more accurate to say the June Mixed Media Place challenge helped me put together these ATCs for the “Favorite Product and/or Technique” category of the swap over at scrapbook.com! They both helped each other along in the end!

    I love the mood board this month over at Mixed Media Place. The wonderful colors of the forest really spoke to me! I’m also participating in the ATC swap over at scrapbook.com, hosted by Marci (you can find her here and here), and was still “needing” to make my “Favorite Product and/or Technique” batch! I have a little of both on these cards! I love, love, LOVE Finnabair’s products by Prima, and I adore using her waxes, but I also love mica powders (in this case I used Lindy’s Magical Shakers), and Tim Holtz was my first designer love (I’ve been collecting Tim Holtz since shortly after I first started scrapbooking!).

    (Below you can find a process video, more photos, & a product list.)

    The Mixed Media Place June Mood Board for the June challenge.

    Process Video:


     
    I think one of my favorite things about ATCs is they help me use up scraps & partial packages, plus I find them to be very freeing, even I can only fit so much on a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ surface!
    With these ATCs I didn’t cut into any new cardstock or open any new packages! In fact I finished off one of the Prima packages & the Little Birdie package in addition to getting rid of a teeny tiny bit of my vast scrap collection! (Okay, maybe not vast…it could be worse I suppose!)
    Also, to make projects go faster, when I have some spare time I will make up batches of pieces from my various moulds. I can’t say I have an absolute preference of which resin to use, both of the ones used to make these keys have a purpose. Amazing Cast Resin sets up F.A.S.T!! And I mean you better have a plan of action and work in small batches! This is great when I don’t have the time to wait for the Art ‘N Glow resin to set. However, I love the Art ‘N Glow because it mixes up thinner, and I have a work time of 45 minutes! The thinner is great for the smaller moulds I have, and the longer time is better because I can pour slow and sure! (It does, however, have a 24 hour cure time.)
    **Note: I’d wear gloves. The Amazing Cast Resin gets real hot, real fast (it’s best not to ask why I know this so well!). Gloves will help you peel that off quick! The Art ‘N Glow is just practically impossible to wash off with soap and water. It’s very sticky! (Again, don’t ask! LOL)



    Products:

    • Lindy’s
    • Magical Shaker
    • Grab A Guy Gold
    • Bratwurst Brown
    • Cathedral Pines Green
  • Prima
    • “Keys” Mould
    • Candy Gems
    • Melon
  • Cinderella Collection
    • Cypress
  • Finnabair
    • Opal Magic Paint
    • Violet-Green
    • Green-Gold
  • Sparks Paint
    • Fairy Wings
  • Metallique Wax
    • Bronze Age
  • Wax Cire Cera
    • Firebird
  • Little Birdie
    • Rosalind Pearl Pink
  • Sizzix
    • Big Shot Pro
    • Tim Holtz
    • Thinlits
    • Detailed Butterflies, Mini
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • Fibre Craft
    • Painted Stem Wire
  • Art Glitter Glue
  • Amazing Cast Resin (White)
  • Art N Glow Casting & Coating Epoxy Resin (Clear)
  • Scraps
    • All paper/cardstock

    World Tiger Day ATCs

    Artist Trading Coins – “Unusual Holiday/Celebration” Theme – scrapbook.com June-July ATC Swap, hosted by Marci (you can find her here: Blog: A Scrap from Marci and here: scrapbook.com Gallery)!
    Global/World/International Tiger Day – July 29th!
    Process Video:
    For the image of the tiger I used a free one I found at needpix.com (link below) and then played with editing it until I got something I liked. I can’t really tell you the steps, because sometimes things just happen, and I’m not always sure how I did it! There was some selective color picking and changing though, I can tell you that much!

    There isn’t really anything overly complicated on these, just some coloring/watercoloring with some Scribble Sticks, fussy cutting, and gluing! OH! The tigers weren’t fussy cut, I used the print & cut feature of Silhouette Studio with my Cameo 3.

    *Original Tiger Image (listed as free) from needpix.com. Tiger Image Direct Link

    Products:

    • Hip Kit Club
    • The Happy Life
    • Sunset Blush
  • American Crafts
    • Dear Lizzy
    • Lovely Day
    • Color Me Pretty
  • Heidi Swapp
    • Pineapple Crush
    • Palm Beach
  • Crate Paper
    • Maggie Holmes
    • Chasing Dreams
    • Hello Beautiful
  • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley Media
    • Scribble Sticks
    • Set #1
    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Magenta
    • Tangerine
  • Set #2
    • Blushing
    • Evergreen
    • Cheddar
    • Ocean
    • Fuchsia
    • Eggplant
  • Tim Holtz
    • Water Nib
  • Prima
    • Water Pens
  • Silhouette
    • Studio
    • Cameo 3
    • Premium Blade

    "Flag" Artist Trading Coins

    Artist Trading Coins – “Flag” Theme – scrapbook.com June-July ATC Swap, hosted by Marci (you can find her here: Blog: A Scrap from Marci and here: scrapbook.com Gallery)!

    My quick process video:

    Products:

    • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
    • Pen Holder (Original)
    • Store Design ID: 11034
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Artist Trading Coins
  • ReneaBouquets
    • Shard Glitter Glass
    • Silver
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Adornments, Stars
  • Stampers Anonymous
    • Tim Holtz
    • Splash Mini Stencil (THMS080)
  • Tonic
    • Tim Holtz
    • 5″ Scissors
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Metallique Wax
    • Old Silver
  • Waterbrush
  • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley Media
    • Scribble Sticks
    • Set 1 – Ruby
    • Set 2 – Lapis
  • Tim Holtz
    • Detailer Tip Waterbrush
  • Transparent Gloss Texture Paste
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • Crop A Dile II
  • UniBall
    • Signo
    • Micro 207 – Black
  • Scotch
    • ATG
    • Tacky Glue
  • Canson
    • Watercolor Paper
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Red & White Beads (they are the kind used for fingernail art, so they are really micro!)

    My Ancestor!

    “Ancestor” ATC featuring one of my actual ancestors!

    I did this set of ATCs for the “Ancestor” category over at Marci’s ATC swap on scrapbook.com! I will also be entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes, Wednesday Challenge!

    The main photo is actually one of my ancestors, my great great grandfather! The original photo of him is actually very faded & blemished, but I used my dusty photo editing skills to fix him up for this challenge! He’s not exactly fit for hanging on a wall yet, but for what I wanted to do here I got what I needed! I printed the photo on regular, white, printer cardstock and used JudiKins MicroGlaze to protect the majority of the photo. After he was thoroughly coated with the MicroGlaze, I spritzed water to get the printer ink to bleed a bit, dried the photos, trimmed them down, rounded the corners, distressed the edges, then inked them! WHEW! That was a mouthful!

    The background for the ATCs is made of bits and pieces from Tim Holtz’s “Lost and Found” paper stack. I layered up some random bits, glued them down, then used a blending tool to add some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, which I then spritzed with water to activate. The little “film strips” of photos are also from the “Lost an Found Stack.” I love Tim’s style, but I have never figured out what to do with all the photos of random people he has in many of his stacks & ephemera packages! This is only the second time I have found a use for the faces of strangers! It’s not anything I dislike about them, I actually think they are very cool, but my poor brain just can’t add “strangers” to things very well!

    Product List:

    • Tim Holtz – Tiny Attacher, Distress Oxide: Vintage Photo, Lost and Found Paper Stack, Mini Blending Tool, and Paper Distresser.
    • JudiKins MicroGlaze