Tim Holtz Wild Flower Collage

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MM Tim Holtz wild flowers

Good Morning, I have a mixed media piece to share with you today.

I’ve created this on a journal page, but of course it can so easily be made on a card front perfect for Mothers Day, or even direct onto a canvas.

This piece really shows off my favourite way to craft at the moment and my favourite set of colours.

By gesso-ing the page first, I was then able to lay down a layer of distress ink (weathered wood) taking the ink pad direct to the page, then stamping a wood grain effect into the background with the same colour.

This built the background for me to arrange a posy of wildflowers, die cut from white watercolour paper. I wanted to use this technique to show you that colouring your elements after die cutting them works really well.

 I have used distress ink to watercolour. To do this apply some ink from the pad direct to a glass mat or an acrylic block, and use a water brush or damp paintbrush to pick up the colour to take to the paper. The effects are a beautiful soft colour wash.

Tim Holtz wild flowers

I’ve highlighted around the edge of the page with structure paste, and left it white....combined with the blue/grey background it’s a fresh combination I just adore.

I like to keep things minimalist so went with embellishments (chipboard & button) that subtly enhance my main focal point, which in this case are the flowers. I just love the addition of the pink enamel dots to complement the pink flowers, and I know the Kerri-Ann has a great range of ‘Just Pearls’ from Imagination crafts on the website that will help you achieve the same look.

I really hope I have inspired you to create, so please do share your designs with us.... we love to see them all.

Thanks for joining me, see you again soon

Claire x


Weathered Wood/ Tumbled Glass/Seedless Preserves

Distress ink

Just Pearls -

Gesso & Structure paste available here

Pallette knife

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  1. Liz Mulvey

    Love this Claire. The soft colour palette and background are wonderful and show the flowers off so well TFS Liz

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