Juli Riedel Designs

Monday, July 10, 2017

JULY MMM DT Challenge

It's July and for our Mixed Media Mojo July Challenge we are feeling patriotic!  So a couple of quick Patriotic Tags for the 4th of July Celebration!  These were done with the paint resist technique and using the Tim Holtz Blue Print Series for 4th of July and the Tim Holtz Flag Die!  What I like about these challenges, is that it makes me use colors that I wouldn't necessarily use and try out different techniques!



I will show the technique for the tag on the right- let's get started!

First I used a #10 manilla tag and stamped the tag with Distress Paint in Antique Linen. I used the  Ameriana Blue Print Stamp Set from Tim Holtz. You apply the paint on a nonstick craft sheet and use your brayer to  paint over the stamp and then stamp the tag. Make sure that you wipe the paint of the stamp as soon as your done stamping.  You do not want the paint to dry on your rubber stamp.

Dry your tag with a heat tool and then proceed to put on the color!!!  What I like about this particular technique which is called paint resist, is that it makes a great layered background!  I pulled out 2 reds and 2 blues of Distress Ink for the layering of colors. I used Fired Brick and Barn Door for the reds and Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans for the Blues.  I don't use these colors a lot but really enjoyed how they looked and will use them more now!  I applied randomly with an ink blending tool.


As you can see from the picture, the paint resist shows through the ink.  So now my card is red, white and blue!  I love, love this look and technique!
The next thing I did was apply Distress Paint in Fired Brick Picket Fence and Chipped Saphire and Antique Pewter for the Tim Holtz Flag and Stars. These were cut from chipboard for more texture.


A tip for those that may not have a particular die- You can often buy precut die pies in chipboard off of Etsy. Some dies are retired and cannot be found and this is a great alternative for those who want a particular die cut but don't have the die.

After attaching the chipboard with little foam squares to give some depth and definition, it was time to embellish!  I used the Tim Holtz Stars and the red, white and blue string to wrap around the card. The number 4 was from his Grunge Board collection painted in Antique Pewter Distress Paint!  The final touch was to outline the card with Tea Dye Distress Ink! And Voila!  My patriotic card was done!  Thanks for stopping by!  




Thursday, July 6, 2017

Voodoo love

I'm new to sewing and just made this Voodoo Key ch add in from Tim Holtz fabric, electic elements craft string and Distress ink. I thought it turned out pretty good!!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mixed Media DT June Directions for the Graduate

June's challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is Graduation with a Travel Twist!!!  I loved this challenge as I got to use embossing folders, Distress Inks, Embossing Powder and loads of great dies! So let's get started!

I used an A7 card and embossed with Tim Holtz Embossing Folder. It has airmail emblems and airplanes on it! Great for a travel card!  Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Chipped Sapphire and Tea Die and went over the card after I had embossed the card.


Then the fun began!  I used Tim Holtz Frankenstein Die for my graduate, MFT Diploma Die, Tim Holtz postal envelope Die, Tim Holtz Mover's and Shakers Die for the Vintage Camera, Globe and Airplane and Tim Holtz Script travel words!


From there I colored in the Globe with Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Salty Ocean and Wild Honey. Then I embossed the globe and script words with clear embossing powder to make them stand out!  I had to cut out the globe twice to get the silver for the outside frame of the globe and then for the globe itself.


Here is the final card and I think it turned out great! This was a lot of fun to make!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo DT June Challenge

"Oh the places you will go!"  Our June Project for Mixed Media Mojo is Graduation with a Travel Twist!  Since I love Tim Holtz, I decided to use Frankie for our graduate along with some other awesome Tim Hotlz dies, embossing folders and inks!

Join in at our FB page to play along-https://www.facebook.com/groups/248263305651352/


More to come!!!

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!