Juli Riedel Designs

Sunday, May 21, 2017

MMM DT MAY tutorial Zombie Bride and Groom

For the May Challenge at Mixed Media Mojo the theme was Celebration with a Wedding Twist.  Christina Sedora fellow DT Member at MMM and I LOVE the Tim Holtz Zombie Man die! So I had to use it for this month's challenge! Let's get started!

For this card, I used  Sizzix I Love You embossing folder, Tim Holtz Zombie Die, Tim Holtz Accessories Die for Hat and tie, Jolee Bride dress, Tim Holtz Flowers.
I first embossed the A7 card with the embossing folder.  The card is bigger than the embossing folder so I left a border around the embossed portion.

After die cutting two zombies, I painted them with Distress Peeled Paint by Tim Holtz. This is the perfect color for zombies!!!  Then I die cut the groom zombie with black card stock to make his zombie tuxedo, die cut with black paper for the top hat and tie.  I used pink glitter paper to die cut the hearts. This is all in the Tim Holtz Accessory dies.

For the Zombie Bride, I used Jolee satin stickers for the Bridal Gown, I used Tim Holtz Silver sparkle washi tape for the gloves, a little sprig of tulle for the veil and Tim Holtz Flowers for her bouquet.

To finish up the card, I die cut some glitter hearts from the Tim Holtz Accessory die and used Tim Holtz Chit Chats for the bottom sentiment! This was a great card to make and very easy to make!

Please join us at the May Challenge at https://mixedmediamojo.blogspot.com/

Thanks Juli

Saturday, April 29, 2017

MMM DT Challenge May Zombie Bride and Groom

Our new challenge for May at Mixed Media Mojo is celebrations with a wedding twist! I had originally planned to make a cake card but changed direction when a friend saw a Zombie Easter Tag I had made for my sister.  She wanted to know if I could make a Zombie Wedding Invitation so I came up with this and this is for our challenge!

I love the Tim Holtz Zombie die that I used for this project!  It is the die that just keeps on giving!
Enter our challenge at ttps://mixedmediamojo.blogspot.com

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Skelly

So for the April Challenge at Mixed Media Mojo, the theme was Spring with Umbrellas as the twist! I am a lover of all things Halloween and had some Dyan Reavley skull stamps that were just calling out to be used! So what better way to use them but in a garden with some spring showers!  So let's get started!

I started with a #10 tag and the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks! I love how they look and I used Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber.  Then I took a stencil and made some swirls and dots over the colors. A light mist of water helped to activate the oxides.

It took my Dyan Reavley stamps and used the flowers and skulls to stamp images onto the tag. I used the umbrella from the Tim Holtz Umbrella Man. A little trick, you can mask off parts of a stamp so that they don't get ink on them. I stamped in Distress Archival Black Soot Ink.

I then added the rain drops with  a rain drop stamp from Red Rubber Stamp! The tag was finished with Distress Black Soot ink around the edges and Voila! Skelly Flowers in the rain! Happy Easter!

Join in the fun and enter the challenge at https://mixedmediamojo.blogspot.com/

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Peace, Love and Cows!

I recently got some new product and had to share! Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks which are pigment in stick form. NO wax and they write over acrylic paint which is great for all projects. Plus when used in water, the create a beautiful watercolor effect. You can even wet a stamp, color it with a scribble stick and get an awesome watercolor looking stamp !!!   I also got the new Tim Holtz Farm Stamps and I had to use the cow stamp! I love cows and there are still a few around where I live!  So feeling a little groovy and wanted some multicolored cows! Moo!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo Design Team April

So the challenge for April at Mixed Media Mojo is Spring with Showers as the twist!  I've been stamping and creating for the past year, so I am trying to build up my stash with stamps, inks and dies!  I made this quick little tag with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, Dyan Reevely stamps and Tim Holtz Umbrella from Umbrella man stamp!  I think it is fun for spring! Join in the challenge at-https://mixedmediamojo.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Haunter Mixed Media

So I have a lot of friends that are Halloween Haunters! They live Halloween 365 as do I! This little mixed media piece was made for a friend that has been helping us host at Haunters Hangout, the youtube show about Halloween Haunters. I used the new Tim Holtz Texture Crackle Paste and LOVE the awesome cracks I got from it!  The tag was a combination of Oxide Inks and Distress Sprays!!!  I think my friend will like it!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Creepy Clown Tag

So I am a Halloween Haunter and I have lots of Halloween friends!  They love anything Halloween and I am happy to indulge them! I saw a creepy clown tag made by VonPappe II on Pinterest so I wanted to make this creepy clown tag for a Haunter friend of mine that is having a birthday!  The stamp is actually from Andy Skinner but you could use Tim Holtz Skull and paint on the round nose.  Distress paints and crayons are the colors used for this tag. I like the effect! Kind of creepy!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March Masculine Birthday Card

The March Challenge continues at Mixed Media Mojo and for my second project I went with a masculine birthday card.  The challenge runs to the end of the month and the theme is Birthdays with Balloons as the twist!  So let's get started!

I wanted to show a quick easy way to make a card for someone by using an embossing folder and dies.  Often times I overwhelm myself with over thinking a card, tag, mixed media project or art journal.  I liked the clean lines of this card and the two colors of silver and black.  It doesn't necessarily have to be given to a man and one could just change the background black card and it could be used for a woman's card as well.

To start all I did was a cut a piece of black cardstock (I used Bazzill cardstock) and Tim Holtz Kraft Core silver paper into the size of an A7 card.

Then I took a Happy Birthday Embossing folder from Darice and ran the silver cardstock through my Vagabond 2 machine. I was going to leave the black card stock plain but decided I liked the embossing and ran the black through as well.

Since our challenge had a twist with balloons, I used my balloon die from Tim Holtz Crazy Things Die set and cut out 5 black balloons with strings from the Bazzill cardstock.  I then cut a thin strip of the black cardstock and embossed it and placed it horizontal across the card along with another strip of silver card stock. I glued everything down my tombow adhesive and voila!

This card was super easy to make and I like the clean lines and simplicity of the card.  A good technique that can be changed with different colored cardstock.  I hope you enjoyed this fast and furious tutorial!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Challenge

The March challenge is up at Mixed Media Mojo!  This month's theme is birthday with balloons as the twist!  Join in as we have a great sponsor this month from Everthing Mixed Media!

My fellow design team member Christina Sedor and I LOVE Zombies! She made a walking zombie man with cake and balloons!  I decided to make a zombie birthday girl with pink lipstick and pearls! What was great is that I was inspired by fellow Tim Holtz fanatic Marty Fishman who had made a Valentine Zombie for her kids and they had these great glasses! Of course I had to have them!  What I was really excited about was using the new Tim Holtz Oxide inks and I think the layering turned out great for my Zombie Birthday Girl!  Hope you like it and don't forget to enter for March!
Distress Oxide Inks from Tim Holtz

Monday, February 27, 2017

Valentine Card

I made this fun tag for my sister for Valentine's Day! I love wrinkle free Distress Technique with Tim Holtz Distress inks!  She loved the tag and it is hanging on refrigerator!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mixed Media Textures

I have been experimenting with different mediums and textures lately. I am first and foremost a huge Tim Holtz fan and use his products whenever possible. However, I have been experimenting with some other products for textured backgrounds in Mixed Media. In particular, Finnabair Crackle Paste, Color Bloom Spray, Brushos and Lindy's Magicals.  I used a few of these in this mixed media piece to see how the background looked and if the colors would adhere or resist. I did use Ranger texture paste for the horizontal stripes as it will take color and not resist.  I like the look of this piece!

Day of the Dead Tag

I made a Thank You tag for a Halloween Haunter friend using Tim Holtz Day of the Dead Stamp set.  These stamps are fantastic and Day of the Dead is very colorful and festive. Using a paint resist technique, then Distress Inks for color and stamping of doilies in Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks. 
 I love the look!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Be My Valentine ATC's

I went to my very first ATC swap at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps!  It was great fun and I made these ATC's ( Artist Trading Cards) for the swap!  Using Tim Holtz Dies, Paints and Inks, I thought they turned out pretty good!  Remember there are less than 300 independent craft stores! Support one in your local area by visiting it in person!  They are gems that are slowly disappearing!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Going Back to Basics!

So for my second post for the DT of Mixed Media Mojo- I wanted to do a tag and go back to basics with techniques. Now I am a lover of all things Tim Holtz and have taken his classes in person and online!  His techniques are tried and true and I find myself going back to them for projects.  Since it is February and the theme is love with wings as the twist, I made a Valentine Tag!  So let's get to it!

First I took a #12 Tag and used the Valentine Embossing Folder from Tim Holtz and embossed the tag. Then I ran a brayer with Distress Antique Linen paint over the raised parts of the tag. This technique is called paint resist technique. When you let the paint dry and go over it with ink, the paint will come through in a distressed look!
Make sure your tag with the paint is dry before you start on the second technique.
The second technique is wrinkle free distress and I love it!  You just put some ink on your nonstick craft sheet and then spritz some water over the ink. You can slide your tag through the ink or press it down. I used Distress Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Vintage Photo and Tea Dye ink. Once you have done that, dry your tag with a heat tool and then you can go back and get the areas that you missed. Dry again with a heat tool.
I love this distressed look of ink and the paint!  You can go back with a blending tool and add more color and some water drops if you like!
Next I cut out some chipboard and an old book page for the cupid and the heart. This die is from Tim Holtz and I love it!
I applied Distress Black Soot Ink to go around the tag. Then added Tim Holtz Ideaology metal embellishments. 
In the end, I added red and silver embossing powder from Ranger to the heart. I thought it needed  a little color and some chit chat words from Tim Hotlz.
I think that Distress Tea Dye is my new favorite color! It's fantastic and if you haven't used it, you need to!  The great thing about mixed media is you can add or take away as much as you want!  I used some hearts from my bead stash and just painted them the color I wanted.  So that is it and I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!  Love and Peace!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February DT Mixed Media Mojo Challenge

February's theme for the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge is Love and the twist is

 I ventured out of my comfort zone of using tags and used  a little canvas board, a metallic tag embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folder and Tim Holtz die.  I used bits and pieces of nuts and bolts covered in black gesso and then dry brushed with Inka Gold metallics.  The heart is a resin piece from Sandra Evertson Designs!  Hope you like it!

Mechanical Heart

Monday, January 30, 2017

Saving myself from Pinterest!

 Guilty!   My friend sent this to me the other day! I think it is an actual depiction of me and Pinterest!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Going round in Circles...!

Going round in circles is what I can identify with in regards to this project! This is the current challenge from a Vintage Journey!  This was made on a paper bag and I painted over it 3 times until I finally said enough!  So yes, I was definitely going around in circles with this project!
Still time to enter here-http://www.vintagejourney.com/2017/01/going-round-in-circles.html

There are buttons, gears and die cut clocks underneath white gesso and then I used Silks Acrylic Glazes for the colors and Dylusions Black Paint for the circles made with a paper towel tube!  Sometimes goof ups turn out the best!  Onward!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Time to do what you LOVE!

I'm so excited to be sharing my first DT tutorial with you!  I believe that challenges really help with your creativity, technique and inspiration!  As a newer crafter, I have met so many great people that craft around the world and I am so humbled to be part of the Design Team here at Mixed Media Mojo!  Thank you to all who have befriended me in this great group!

This challenge project for January was about New and the twist was clocks!  I first started crafting on tags and that is my go to for projects. However, I do use art journals and other items to create! Make sure to enter here at Mixed Media Mojo Challenges-https://mixedmediamojo.blogspot.com/p/info-on-how-to-play-along.html

Here is a picture of the finished project-

"Time Flies, When you do what you love"

This project used a lot of different techniques and textures!  So lets 
get started!
First I did the paint resist technique from Tim Holtz! Using a brayer to roll on Antique Linen Distress Paint onto a #12 tag. Then I used 4 colors of Distress Ink- Broken China, Tumbled Glass,Rusty Hing and Tea Dye.

Because the paint is permanent after it dries,it will not smear when you apply water or Distress ink. Look how the lettering comes through for a great background.  The next step was to take a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Clocks and run it through my Vagabond 2 machine. I love the extra texture that you get from embossing folders.  Then I used Distress Ink Vintage Photo to highlight!
I wanted to use some Distress Crackle Rock Candy Clear Paint to provide some additional texture to the tag.
This needs to air dry and I just put it in front of a fan. While I was waiting on the paint to dry, I went ahead and stamped my fairy girl with Distress Black Soot Archival Ink. Then I embossed with black embossing powder and used the same colors on the tag to lightly brush with color.
I used my miniature Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors to fussy cut my fairy girl out! I love these scissors! Then I die cut and embossed some wings from foam core board to give more texture.

I did use the rust paints from Prima and Tim Hotlz Distress paints on the big Roman clock. I  die cut the clock in gold foil paper and it seems to take the colors better.

I originally was going to use  the rust technique on the wings but felt that they did not stand out as well. 

 I painted over them and used InkaGold gold wax and applied with some water and a brush.  I did this for the the little metal wings and the pocket watch which are from Tim Holtz Ideaology line.

Then for the finishing touches, I used the black chit chat sayings and highlighted with a white marker. Some Distress Crayons to go in  and around the tag and that was it! 

I hope you enjoyed this project! It was a lot of fun!