Tim Holtz

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Posted 1/15/2013 by ncgibbons in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 1/15/2013 7:30:14 AM
I just watched the Tim Holtz product videos over on paperclipping.com - I LOVE watching videos of his products and all the cool stuff the design team create with the ideology line, but I can't say that I ever buy any of it (other than a handful of Distress Ink pads and the paperclips)! I'm not really into grunge and I'm just not creative enough to alter anything, but it's like having a tour around a lovely old antique or curiosity shop when he shows everything off!

I have to say that I love the look of Distress Paint though, especially now there are some bright colours... maybe I can be convinced after all.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:08:57 AM
You don't have to like the grunge to use his products. Think of the distress colors as the old 'painted ladies' districts in certain areas of the country. Vintage yet colorful, with a charming character that makes them stand out in a unique way.

I use his stuff for very colorful art journaling pages too. That's what I like about them, so many possibilities for different looks.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:40:45 AM
I've never used any of his stuff either except his inks and a few stamps- I do stare longingly at all of his stuff though and wish I could be that creative.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:16:44 PM
I usually buy almost all of his Idea-ology line, and I am sure tempted this time.
I have lots of stamps now, so I may skip them this time.

Lucky that I have an LSS that was there at CHA and the owner /and two employees that took classes, went to demos, and bought lots of goodies!!

Can't wait to look at TIM's catalogue


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Posted: 1/15/2013 4:30:25 PM
I like his products too but do seem to have a problem making them work into my style.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:36:05 PM
I'm so excited for the stamps. In particular the England stamps. I generally use only his stamps and all of his ink. Also, I really love the clock.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:09:59 PM
His Tiny Attacher is one of my MOST favorite tools!


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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:37:47 AM
His new Distress Paints are really interesting. As far as I know, they're unique in the properties they have. I think they'd be great for chipboard and art journals.

(just edited this to correct typos...got to get my eyes checked!)


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Posted: 1/17/2013 3:56:27 PM
I love his Distress Inks because of all the fun properties they have - so adaptable to many techniques.

BUT, I'm getting tired of so many "grungy colors". At least his "special releases" last yr had colors like a sunny yellow, bright green, etc.

I can generally find a Distress Color to do much of I want to do, but I sure wish Tim would at least release a burgundy colored ink! It's really missing from his palette and around fall/Christmas/Valentine's I keep wishing it was available.

I LOVE Tim's creativity and have learned a gazillion techniques from him - I just wish he's move on from the grunge look - but perhaps that's just his trademark thing forever?

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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:09:53 AM
I like his distress inks, but also love his tools - tiny attacher, scissors, and ruler.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:32:09 AM
I was shy of TH products for a long time, thinking they were all about the grunge look (which is so not my style). My "slap-the-forehead-&-say-Doh!" moment came when I did Jennifer McGuire's Thinking Inking series & saw how many cool techniques to which they lend themselves. It really opened my eyes, & then his products really expanded my artsy & scrapping world!

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I've been a dilettante, but I'm thinking of dabbling in something else.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 4:08:02 PM
Hey, thanks for watching my CHA videos!

Huge fan of Tim Holtz here, but I don't do the distressed grungy style -- I actually haven't wanted ANY brown in my scrapbooking projects for at least a year now. And yet, I use tons of Tim Holtz products in my scrapbooking. I'm a huge fan and I'm actually Ranger U certified. I've had to teach myself how to adapt his products to my style (I share some of this in many of my own video tutorials). Tim makes the best quality products and his creativity inspires me, so it was important to me to find a way to make his products work with my style. You can do it! It's totally possible!


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