Friday, October 22, 2010

Bloggers Challenge Recycle - Tutorial Using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks on Plastic and Basic Grey Pyrus Paper Line

Hello to fellow bloggers....This weeks challenge is to create your artwork implementing a medium that is recycled.  Thank you Lisa Somerville for this challenge....I love going outside the box and rethinking how to salvage and create mediums slated for the garbage into a new piece of art.
Click here to see what other challenge players created...
Today I have a tutorial and Scrapbook layout  that I did for the Scrapbooking Fanatics online Store. I would like to show you  how to salvage plastic from packaging material...using the amazing Ranger Alcohol Inks.
The the large Alpha letters and leaves on my layout below are the finished products demonstrating what you can do with Ranger Alcohol Inks and Clear Plastic.
Click on any of the photos to see a larger resolution

The journal card is from " October Afternoon - Farm Fresh: Wild Card. This layout is of our special boy Arron, he is such a poser and worked very hard to compile and preserve all these leaves for my photo shoot. Patterned Paper is from the Basic Grey Pyrus Collection Line. I love how the leaves and large journaling fronts harmonized perfectly with this paper line.
You will need the following products:

Applicatior with felt pad, Tim Holtz Blending Solution and Ranger Alcohol Inks. Why not try the new Brights and Lights collections, these colors lend quit a unique colorant spectrum when applied to Glossy Cardstock and Clear Plastic.

You can use any Recycled Plastic, my samples came from all my Tim Holtz Texture Fades Folders...nary a scrap of plastic goes in my garbage can. I use a pair of craft scissors and cut into flat pieces so they are ready to use.

My favorite products Tim Holtz Alterations line: Sizzix Bigz Dies, these dies can cut through the heavy plastic like butter.

Another staple product I use is my Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet. This product is extremely durable, flexible and heat resistant. Just wipe and reuse again.
First Step
Apply two to three colors of Tim Holtz®Adirondack® Alcohol Inks
along with Blending Solution to the Applicator with the felt pad attached.
Second Step
Third Step
Fourth Step
The first picture is of a few samples I did trying to achieve the Tonal Harmony of Fall Colors. Next step, chose your Tim Holtz Bigz Dies and cut with your machine. Almost finished...!!!!
Final Step
I adhere the Plastic Diecuts to white cardstock. I love to use white cardstock as it showcases the vibrancy of Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. To adhere the two diecuts together I stipple the Ranger Glossy Accents with an old brush onto the white cardstock.
Samples Ready to Use
I now have some finished pieces, ready to embellish Cards, Altered Art and or Scrapbook pages.
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial....
thanks for stopping by Shades of Stamping
Connie Paxman


Terry said...

You rock Connie! I have a ton of that plastic, but it just sits! You have motivated me to use it!! Love the scrapbook page and layout, but you rock at that also! Have a great weekend!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab scrap page! Wonderful use of the plastic packaging with Alcohol Inks!

GCgirl said...

This is just beautiful, captures all that is to love about fall. Laying in a huge pile of raked leaves is a lasting and fun memory of childhood that you have captured perfectly!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! Awesome!!! Great page!

Heidi Hihn said...

What a great page!! Also tutorial, I will use this technique!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the scrapbook page and I need to get me that craft sheet. I've been putting it off far too long!

Riet said...

What a beautiful scrap LO.
And a great tutorial, I love it.
You gave me the inspiration for a fall card with the same materials.
Conny, thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

Lisa Bohler said...

You totally rocked this challenge! I absolutely love those letters and your page is gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Love the results of these, thank you for showing us how you did the backgrounds :)

Julie Ranae said...

Wonderful use of this technique, Connie...glad to also be following along here...hope you will pop by The Open Window, peek in and follow me too!

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