Thursday, December 31, 2015



This little project sat around over the holidays waiting to be born into what it became. I love using this little gal from the Tim Holtz Found Relatives. I love working with this image in many of my projects. This go around I dressed her up and used Tim Holtz Wings for her Angel wings. I used Deco Art Crackle on them as well. I later used Gold Distress Paint softly wiped over the crackle after it dried. I used Tarnished Brass Distress Paint on the top of the clipboard. I let that dry then I lightly sanded it.

For the background paper I used Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Stash. I lightly sanded the sheet after it was adhered to the small clipboard. I used the word Remember as a noted reminder to always be grateful. The small red lettering I had lying around so I decided to put it to good use. I used Crinkle Ribbon at the top with the small coin that reads, Cherish. Her little Halo is a wreath release this holiday again by Tim Holtz. I used Tarnished Brass on the wreath.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! Here is to a creative 2016.

Thanks for stopping by! Jan

Peter Rabbit Christmas

I made several if not many Holiday projects with the intent to finish every single one of them. I started altering this Tim Holtz Clock late last year but never finished what I had in mind. I eventually set it aside and thought why not finish it this go around so I did. I first covered the clock in Tarnished Brass Distress Paint, and later used embossing powder in the color Rust onto the body of the clock, legs, bells and handle. I later rubbed some of the embossing off and found this idea from Paula Cheney! I sprayed a sealer over the entire close to hold in the embossing.

In the inside of the clock I used Tim Holtz Christmas Paper from this years Paper Stash. I sanded the edges around the inside of the back cover and used Deco Art Crackle over the images on the background. I then took some Vintage Photo Distress Ink and went lightly over the background. The Merry Christmas wording is a thinlit from Tim Holtz and the Christmas Tree. The two small cabin I had cut out from somewhere earlier in the year! The little Peter Rabbit images I had and and cut them to fit into the scene. The little trees I bought off Etsy. I used Crinkle Ribbon by Tim Holtz for the clock. The little pinecones I bought off of Etsy as well. And a dab of Snow Tex for the snow.

Thank You for stopping by!!! Jan

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Village

Christmas Village

When Tim Holtz released his new die cuts the Village Collection from Sizzix.  I became very interested in making a tiny village for the Holidays. I had set aside my crafting for mixed media painting for awhile. When I started my village I realized I would need a thick card stock so I used the Farm House Christmas Mix and Match for my houses( Tim has recently make a video on how to assemble the village houses on his blog if anyone is interested:

I originally started with a piece of a pine round from our property but then it cracked so I later bought a round piece of wood with the bark intact from World Market. I sanded the top of it and then used Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic Transparent Yellow Icon Oxide transparent paint. I later added over it Deco Art Media Crackle Glaze over the painted surface. I love working with these products!  I later took some white acrylic paint and gently wiped over the crackle to give some definition to the surface with a very soft cloth.

I later sprayed it with a clear sealer. I used two products for the snow. The small wooden fence I bought at Michael's also with the small animals on either side of the Village houses. The leaves are from Tim Holtz small dies and I used the Kraft Core papers that I sanded the surface on. The I scrunched them and put them in a little plastic baggie with different colored alcohol inks by Ranger/Tim Holtz product. Then took them out and let them dry. I later put the Deco Art Crackle on each of them with a small brush. I used Snow Tex for the snow, along with SnowFlake Paste on the fence by Finnabair.

The tiny house I hand painted with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, and Quinacridone Gold. I then painted Deco Art Media Glaze over the Transparent Colors. I have entered this in the Deco Art Contest:


Merry Christmas and Thanks for stopping by!!! Happy New Year to all.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holiday Shadow Box

Shadow Box

Happy Holidays to everyone! I have been working on several projects some from sometime ago to most recent. The project today I started a few weeks ago. I bought the small pine shadow box wood piece from Michael's. I painted the wood with a green chalk paint and later sanded down the edges for a more rustic look.

                                                                                                                                                                                         I used Tim Holtz Ideaology Paper Stash 8 x 8 Yuletide for the backgrounds. I used his Christmas Words (Rub On) as well in the background.  I used Silver Distress Paint and the new Distress Glitter Vintage Platinum on the Letterpress Wording (also by Tim Holtz).  I later sanded down the Distress painted letters. I used the Christmas Tree die cut & Wings that are by Tim for added embellishments. On the tree die cut I used the Glitter Vintage Platinum.  On the Wings I used GoId Distress Paint and later Deco Art Media Crackle Glaze.  I also used Wendy Vecchi's mini pine trees. The little fractured doll is by Bo Bunny and Tim Holtz.  I used pink lace wrapped a few times on one of the dolls her to soften the appearance.  I used some Mushroom Alcohol Ink on the dolls for aging the look of them. I learned this from Paula Cheney a few years ago!)  

The trophy cup is from Tim’s line Ideaology and was painted with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.  The small star I added along with the mini pinecones I found on Etsy. The little red wagons I found at Michaels and added some Rock Candy Glitter to them. I used Snow Tex for the snow effect in this piece in various areas. The watch piece is from Tim Holts line and the Santa I had as a random scrap piece which I added on the inside. I did distress the out of the clock with Metallic Lustre by DecoArt called Copper Kettle.  The hanging snowflakes were distressed with Snow Cap and Stream Alcohol Inks.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Merry Christmas Jan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Off The Radar & Back Again....

I have been off the radar and down the beaten path tending to other things
that have been taking a lot of my time!  I wanted to spread my wings and take the Kelly
Rae Mixed Media Online course so I signed up in mid-January! As a
present to myself I have to say I am enjoying the process!! My beautiful niece
had twin boys in early December and they are the greatest gift and blessings.
And yes, that is Tim's new Coral in one of my background. And
yes I love it!

So here are a few pieces and backgrounds still in motion...

Thanks for popping in!