Tim Holtz is a popular artist and demonstrator and has been seen on the now defunct Carol Duvall Show, traveled
all over the world teaching and in many rubber stamp & scrapbook stores across the United States. He is a senior
educator for Ranger Ink and has worked in conjunction with several other companies to bring us some really cool product.
We are quite happy to be sharing the Tim Holtz product line from Design Originals. Many of our embellishments are the
perfect compliment to the projects in his book, Distressables and doo-dads.
|Anna Hankins Layered Collage Pin
This was a black cigar box- some special edition one, I purchased form the thrift store. I covered
the top and front with Graphics 45 paper, used a Gr. 45 paper tag on the top (Mona) and gave her a lovely Articus Studio crown
along with the large and beautiful fleur de lis charm and on the right corner of the box, I used a small, rectangle
"create" charm and cut the ring off using the Tim Holtz scissors (they go from paper to metal-don't have to look around for
any other kind of scissor and they are great for cutting unmounted rubber).
I added the Tim Holtz hitch fasteners on the front as drawer pulls. There are only 2 drawers- the
top is not a drawer, but looked better with 3 fasteners than 2. The fasteners are just glueed on using Claudine Hellmuth
matte medium gel. The drawer front was actually too thick to use the screw that comes with the hitch fastener.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Type Charms~I like the look of these- I am a big fan of pewter looking things and
the charm base reminds me of pewter although they probably call it an antique silver finish. You get 16 charms, 32 alphabet
stickers (they look like vintage typewriter keys) and 16 epoxy stickers. You can apply the epoxy sticker dome over
the alphabet sticker and charm and you have 1 great looking addition to a book, charm bracelet, necklace, etc. You can
also cut or punch your favorite paper, photo, etc. to add to the charm- it measures 1/2" in diameter. Sale- 1 left
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Jump Rings~These jump rings come in 2 different sizes and 3 different finishes,
antique silver, gold and copper. Use jump rings to hold things together, hang things from and connect things.
If you are not familiar with jump rings, you don't pull them apart- you open them by holding onto each side and twisting open
in opposite directions. You close them by reversing that process but just going a little past where the 2 points line
up, you then release it and then click into place. These are a little different finish than what you commonly come across
in the stores- typically just gold and silver- so they are a refreshing addition to your stash.
Package of 75 jump rings.
|Embellished Wood Crown Cutout
I used the Tim Holtz Snaps to embellish the top peaks of the crown.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Muse Tokens~ You get a set of 12 tokens, 4 each of 3 different colors, copper,
antique gold and antique silver. Each token has an alphabet letter cut out in the center of it and each one has
a word stamped on it that begins with the cut out letter. The words include: significant, excellence, journey, unique,
wonderful, moments, lifetime, courageous, thoughts, knowledge & genuine. They resemble a coin or an old subway token.
These are a great item to add that special touch to a special project.
This flower was made with a Wendy Vecchi stamp on my Artful Voyage trip. I added a muse
token along with with a Idea-ology flower charm and brad.
|Corrine's ATC card with gear on it
This is an ATC I made for the Tim Holtz Mexico cruise swap. It has one of the little gears from the set above on
it, along with a neat gear stamp from Stampin' Up and a face stamp - not sure who made that one but I just recently acquired
it at a craft yard sale and like it alot.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hinge Clips~Yeah! the clips are back. These are a great addition to your
1x3 glass slides to use as a bail to run your ball chain or cording through. These are also great embellishments on
your books and other projects. These clips are a black patina like finish. They remind me of the black patina
memory frames. They almost look like a silver under the right light- chameleon clips.
Pkg of 15 clips.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy Tags~ You get a total of 12 brass tags that come in a antique brass
or brass ox color- 8 tags and 4 tags in an antique silver tone. Each tage is stamped with a 4 digit number and also
a word. Some of the words include: inspire, simplify, believe, destiny, imagine, listen, breathe, wander, cherish,
artful, altered and journey. Use your trinket pins to adhere them to your favorit project. They are flat backed
and can be easily adhered with your favorite Articus Studio adhesive. They have holes punched at the top so you can
also use your brads to attach to a project.
Pkg. 12 tags.
Find Tim Holtz Scissors, Hammer and Ruler on this page
Tim Holtz Idea-ology KeyHoles~The picture shows the assorted shapes and sizes of keyholes that come
in the package. There are 10 keyholes in all- 2 of each shape and also includes long fasteners (brads). They come
in antique gold, copper and silver (like a pewter look). Too many possibilities! (There is a sample closer to
the bottom of the page using one of the keyholes and sprocket gears). Sale
This is a formica chip from the hardware store covered on the left with tissue tape, the clock and chain
at the top are from the 7 Gypsies rubon collection, a little square of Graphics 45 paper and a wonderful ornate charm to set
it all off. It has a small binder clip at the top and you could add a keychain to take it with you where ever you go
to remind you to create.
Although this wood bangle bracelet was not covered with the tissue tape- I just wanted to let your mind wander to the
possibilities of how it would look on something like this. Simple, yet what a wonderful gift for yourself or your special
Sale Items are limited to quantity in stock at the time.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hanger Clips~ Is it a paper clip or a hanger or both? You can use it to display
photos or mementos. I knew a gal one time who had a string across her craft room and used that to hang cards and other
things from it- was pretty neat. You could use it to hang ATC's you have received or made. Use on altered art,
scrapbooks, bookmaking-get that imagination going. Pkg of 24 clips in silver tone color.
$3.89 Sale $2.00
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasps~You get a total of 12 clasps in all, 6 small and 6 large. The
small measure approx. 2 3/4" in length and the large measure approx. 3 3/8" long. Great for use in jewelry making,
attaching things to books- especially when the books have book rings. There are 3 finishes- antique brass, silver and
copper. Pkg of 12.
Tim Holtz Non Stick Scissors~ These scissors are manufactured by Tonic Studios. Before I had these
scissors I had another pair made by Tonic and just loved them- I swear I could cut straighter with them! Anyhow, there
are several features I like about these scissors: they are non stick, the handles are Kushgrip handles- large sized for bigger
hands and work with smaller hands too. The Kushgrip handles- if you squeeze them, they will collapse in partially so
you have less fatique with your hands. These scissors are resistant to rust and corrosion, a micro serrated edge for
great detail cutting and come with a protective plastic cap. What I like the best about these scissors is if you are
cutting metal and then want to cut paper, you don't have to change scissors! The overall length of the scissors (including
handle) is approx. 6 3/4". Another cool thing I learned recently is that 1 side in serrated and 1 smooth- so depending
on what you need, you just hold them accordingly to cut smooth or serrated. I never even noticed. These are great
scissors to cut brass charms with.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler~I love, love. love this ruler. Did I say I liked
it too? Why do I like it so much-glad you asked. First, it is made of clear acrylic and measures from one end
to the other end of the ruler- no pesky little 1/4" you have to make adjustments for. It is allset to measure as soon
as you put it down on your paper. The acrylic is very clear so it is easy to see what is underneath. It has solid
dark grid lines every 1/4" and lighter dotted grid lines for the 1/8" marks. It has the regular 1"-12" measurement on
one side and the other side is a centering ruler which means the "0" mark is in the center and you can measure out 6" each
way. Now for the really cool part. It has drilled evenly spaced holes on the centering side. These are nice
if you want to mark your paper or book for piercing for brads, eyelets, etc. I like it because it is a wonderful way
to mark holes for making books for Japanese stab binding or other bindings. If you use a slim line or fineline marker,
it can fit in the holes to mark them. I used a Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pen and worked great. You may be able
to find a mechanical pencil that will fit in the holes, also. It also has a metal strip for cutting on one side also.
You can't go wrong with good scissors and a great ruler!
Ranger Ink Blending Tool~This is not specifically a "Tim Holtz" product but he uses it all the time.
It is from Ranger and it allows you to apply and blend inks in a mess free way. Plus it is just useful. The blending
foam creates a smooth transition of ink when applied directly onto papers, tags, chipboard die cuts, grunge board & grunge
paper, canvas, wood and more. I have personally found out that printer copy paper does not work so well but I really
like the tool. It also allows you to layer multiple colors with ease. I like using it with the Tim Holtz Distressable
line of inks. Comes with 2 blending foams.
Mini Ink Blending Tool~ This is a great tool to apply inks, patinas and more. It is also great for use
with stencils. It comes with 2 blending tools and 4 foams, It has a nice wood handle and will fit in the
old rubber stamp spinners. The foams are reusable and can be washed with soap and water.
A thrift store tin is a wonderful way to add storage and pizazz to your craft room showcasing your favorite Tim
Holtz stamps. This grunge butterfly happens to be one of my favorite stamps in this collection. It just always
looks great. You can take the ugliest tin and turn it into a treausre by gessoing it, stamping it, adding brass charms,
rhinestones, wire, chipboard, brass corner feet, etc. Possibilities are unlimited.
|Corrine's Slide Top Tin Pendant
This slide top tin pendant has been stamped using the Fairy Garden component stamp. To achieve the color, I gessoed
the tin- yes it will stick and then used various Golden acrylics to achieve the desired colors and look and than stamped with
Staz-On ink, added a little Tim Holtz snap, drilled 2 holes in the top of the tin for leather cording and added a few beads
Don't forget to look at your larger stamps for use with smaller projects- it is amazing what will pop out.
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!
|Hat Pin Sample by Corrine
Shown in the center of this art tile board are 2 stamps from the Tim Holtz Mini Classic set with Mona collage
and Artist stamps.
DID YOU KNOW....If you segregate the color palette of the distress inks and use a color blender for
each color (lights, reds, blues, browns, etc.) your color will go farther. I tend to just use one from color to color
but I like that idea. Also, I had some trouble with the tool hurting my hand after using it for awhile, if that happens
to you, just reposition you hand so that you are grabbing/holding the bottom of the tool, just above the blender and position
your forefinger on the top of the tool and you will have better control and less hand fatigue.
Tip for all you gals out there who just love tools~after we had the fire several years ago, I got one of
those metal Craftsmen upright tool chests from Sears. You know- the red ones- I LOVE it! I got
it with a great sale that included an extra tier to it. I have all my tools in one place ( I have a husband who is banned
from it- he will take tools out and not put them back and leave them in the yard- sacrilege!) One of the drawers is
pretty deep and I keep many of my papers and stickers in there. It has room for the melting pot from Suze Weinberg,
hand tools, files, screw drivers, etc. Check it out- would be a great Christmas, birthday, etc. gift!
When you are schlepping your supplies around to meetings, classes, etc- attach a scissor ID to yours so you can easily
identify them. My local stamp club has a Christmas favor exchange each year and this is what I received from Karen
Bensonhaver. I loved it so I made a few of my own which are pictured to the right with the alphabet beads. It's
also a great little quick gift for a swap or just to say "hi".
DID YOU KNOW.....When you get your new mask and it has a lot of little parts to pull off it before you
use it- like the compass, lay it on copier paper first and burnish it onto the paper. Then peel the mask off and all
the little bits will be left on the copy paper- no fuss- no muss!
DID YOU KNOW....If you mask looses its adhesive/repositionable ability- don't throw it away- just wash
it with soap and water, let it air dry and the adhesive comes back.
DID YOU KNOW......if you are stamping over your mask, wipe it off before you remove it from your project
and then store back on the storage sheet it comes with.