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Dylusions Ink Sprays
As National Craft Month comes to a close, I'd like to share one more tutorial. ATCs are Artist Trading Cards, which are quite small (the same size as a baseball card) and often swapped at art retreats. I've been seeing this Tim Holtz globe die being used around the internet and decided I just had to buy it! It's got amazing detail.
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I started by cutting two ATCs from a leftover project that had Dylusions Ink Sprays on it. I used Tim's new Mini Layering Stencils to add interesting patterns with Distress Ink.
After cutting the Globe die from one of the cards, I added script stamping by inking my script stamp and gently pressing the two pieces down into it.
The Mini Layering Stencils are so cool… lots of the regular ones on a smaller scale, and several new designs too. I used the brick, plus sign, and rays.
Here's how it looked after I glued them together.
The last step was to jazz up one of Tim's metal Word Bands with paint. I believe the technical term is ‘smooshing.' Just smoosh paint into the recessed letters and quickly wipe off the excess with a cosmetic sponge or baby wipe.
There you have it. I look forward to using the globe die in many more projects.
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