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Juli Riedel Designs

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Just to prove that I can make something other than Halloween!!!  Some fun Christmas cards and tags that I'm making for friends!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Creative Corps Brand Creative Crew 2018

I am so excited and humbled to have been picked as one of the Creative Crew for Canvas Corp Brands!  My new journey starts in January 2018! Squeal!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Walter the Thanksgiving Pilgrim Zombie

Howdy Pilgrim! Walter the Pilgrim Zombie is coming to  Thanksgiving dinner!  I made this tag to send to my family and friends for Thanksgiving. Using the Tim Holtz Zombie tag, it is my personal paper doll!  I love this die and use it all the time!  The new birch wood embossing folder from Tim Holtz is the background  and the Autumn leaf die for the leaves!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 3, 2017

November DT Mixed Media Mojo Challenge Autumn

Hello Everyone! Wow, I can't believe that November is here and 2017 is almost over!  Our challenge this month at Mixed Media Mojo is Autumn with a Twist of Leaves!  I made this fun tag with lots of mixed media goodies!  Let's get started!

This tag was a lot of fun to make as it had Distress Inks, Rub on's from Tim Holtz,  Maple Leaf die and embossing folder from Tim Holtz and his alphanumeric die set along with some ideaology ephemera.  To get started, I took a #10 manila tag and a multitude of Distress inks to ink up the background.

I used Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. I took my ink blending tool and just made circles of color all over the tag and then sprayed a little water with my Distress Spray Tool from Tim Holtz. What I like about the Spray Bottle is that it has two settings to make big drops or a spray.  I air dried with my Ranger Air tool.

Once the tag was dry, I used the Rub on's from Tim Holtz in Botanicals
 and put them randomly on the tag. These also act as a resist and you could put them on first and then ink up as well. I love the look of these randomly on the tag.

So with the background now complete, I moved onto the focal point which were the beautiful Maple Leaves. This is an older Tim Holtz die but still available online. I used watercolor paper to cut the first two leaves out and then the embossing folder that comes with the die to give the texture to the leaves.  Then I used corrugated cardboard for the second leaf and cut it out with the die but did not emboss the corrugated cardboard.

Then to achieve the washed colors of the leaves, I used a water pin and the distress inks for the back ground and water colored the leaves.  I love the effect of distress inks on watercolor paper!

Then after I dried the leaves with a heat tool, I used double sided foam tape to give a lift to the brown corrugated leaves and then matt medium to adhere the color leaf on top. The brown leaves kind of look like a shadow of the color leaf and I love the texture!!!

Then to finish up I inked up some white card stock in peeled paint and walnut stain. I cut out the word Autumn with Tim Holtz Alphnumberic dies in the walnut stain card stock and put it over the Peeled paint card stock for a back ground.  Some Ideaology hardware attached to give some more texture and the tag is complete!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bride of Frankenstein

So another take on the Tim Holtz Dracula Die! I have always wanted to make a  Bride of Frankenstein tag to go with my Frankie Tag!  This was super fun to make and I even got a comment from the man himself, Tim Holtz! Squeal!

Cackle Witch in Mixed Up Mag

I was so surprised and honored to have my Cackle Witch featured in Mixed Up Magazine October issue!  I got inspiration from Vicki Evans at Dig That Crazy Chick blog for her take on a witch using Tim Holtz's Dracula Die! I love it when you can repurpose dies for other things!!!  I used Spanish Moss on her hair and sprayed it with Carved Pumpkin Distress Spray!  I think she looks wicked!

Monday, October 2, 2017

October MMM Design Team Challenge

It's October and my favorite time of year!  Fall, Pumpkins and Halloween!!!  Things have been a little upside down since Hurricane Irma rolled though but I am not going to be deterred from Halloween! Here is my latest project for Mixed Media Mojo Design Challenge- Theme is Haunted with Zombies as a twist!  Using Tim Holtz dies and products, I love the versatility of these dies!  So let's get started-

I started with a #10 tag and Tim Holtz Halloween Ephemera, Distress Collage Medium in Crazing and Distress Crayon in Hickory Smoke.  Layout your ephemera, remember that the zombie will cover some off it and put down with Distress Collage Medium in Crazing. The reason I used the crazing was that I wanted those tiny cracks that form after the medium dries!  It looks old and worn and spooky! 

When your collage is dried then go along the borders of each tag and rub in some Distress Hickory Smoke. It gives a great shadow effect on the tag.

Then I took some Tim Holtz silver kraft stock and embossed it with the mechanical embossing folder. I love this look and then die cut with the Zombie Die from Tim Holtz. After assembling, I spread some Distress Peeled Paint and Candied Apple on the zombie! Gives a great zombie look!  Then I took some creepy cloth to spread across the zombie and used Collage Medium to adhere along with some googly eyes!

I finished up with some Tim Holtz halloween Ideaology tags and name band with brads.  You can use what ever you want, the sky is the limit!  And that is it!  Thanks for stopping by!

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