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Tim Holtz Home Decor/3D - Butterfly Child

Butterfly Child
Skill Level: * *

Use Distress Crackle Paint™ to quickly age this canvas collage!

Created by Tim Holtz™

Materials List -
Distress™ Ink Dye Stamp Pads -Faded Jeans, Pine Needles, Brushed
Distress™ Crackle Paint- Broken China
Inkssentials™ Cut n’ Dry™ Foam
Inkssentials™ Mini Mister
Melt Art™ Melting Pot®
Melt Art™ Project Pan
Melt Art™ Bees Wax -White
Adirondack® Paint Dabbers -Lake Mist
Inkssentials™ Non-stick Craft Sheet
Inkssentials™ Matte Accents™
Inkssentials™ Craft Scraper™
Scissors, Tim Holtz™, Tonic Studios,
• 4” x 4” Natural Canvas, Canvas Concepts,
Wire, 24 gauge, Artistic Wire,
• Found Objects: hanger clip, old key, keyhole, tiny bottle,
   butterfly “wings”, ephemera
• Other: brush for wax, photo


Steps for Canvas Background:
Rub Distress Ink pads directly on to canvas surface – be sure to ink front as well as edges of canvas.

(2) Mist canvas with Mini Mister filled with water.

(3) Cut a square of Cut n’ Dry Foam and wipe across inked canvas to blend the ink.

(4) Repeat with additional colors to achieve desired look; re-wet as needed.

(5) Let canvas dry.

Steps for Beeswax Collage:
Insert Project Pan into Melting Pot.

(7) Fill pan with White Beeswax to fill line.

Set temperature of Melting Pot to 150 degrees and allow wax to melt completely

(9) Brush a thin layer of wax over entire dry inked canvas to seal in ink.

(10) Cut out photo and various words and/or ephemera.

(11) Ink edges with Distress Ink using Cut n’ Dry Foam.

(12) Place photo image onto canvas and brush additional layers of beeswax over the top. Note: wax will turn cloudy at first but then turn clear when cool.

(13) Repeat waxing all ephemera, brushing thicker layers of wax in various areas of canvas to create texture.

(14) Brush a small amount of beeswax next to photo and attach wings to canvas.

(15) Let waxed canvas cool completely.

Steps for Glazing with Paint Dabbers:
Apply dabber paints over waxed canvas and wipe away excess paint using Cut n’ Dry Foam. Note: lightly mist with Mini-Mister and water to dilute paint if needed.

(17) Use Craft Scraper as needed to remove any heavily painted waxed areas to reveal images.

Steps for Distress Crackle Paint:
Set temperature of Melting Pot to 150 degrees and allow wax to melt completely.

(19) Using cap brush, brush a medium layer of Distress Crackle Paint over canvas.

(20) Allow paint to dry (paint will begin to crackle in minutes).

(21) Lightly heat with heat tool to speed up crackle process and seal crackle into wax.

Steps for Assembly:
For screw eye hardware (included in canvas pack), poke 2 holes in top of canvas and one in bottom center.

(23) Insert “closed” screw eyes into top 2 holes and tighten by hand.

(24) Attach hanger clips to both top screw eyes.

(25) Insert “open” screw eye into bottom hole and tighten.

(26) Attach key to hook.

(27) Place keyhole onto canvas and poke holes in canvas.

(28) Apply a small amount of Matte Accents to back of keyhole and press on canvas. Secure with nails if needed.

(29) For glass vials, embellish with collage papers and fill with trinkets, adhere cork to bottle with Matte Accents.

(30) Wrap bottles with 24 gauge wire.

(31) Attach to canvas with Matte Accents.

(32) Let dry completely.



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