Tim Holtz Perspective Moth Thinlits | Let Light Lead The Way Framed Panel

Hello friends! I'm back to shared another make I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 2021 Release. This project was featured during Tim's YouTube live in which he shared all the new dies and some amazing project inspiration from all of his makers! Today, I'm sharing with you this Let Light Lead the Way Framed Panel I made using the Perspective Moth.

Let Light Lead the Way Framed Panel by Juliana Michaels featuring the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Perspective Moth.

To create the background I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor trimmed to the size of the approximately 6 3/8" x 8 7/8 inches. I then used Distress Micro Glaze as a resist with the Honeycomb and Floral Layering Stencils. Once the glaze was dry, I ink blended a mix of Kitsch Flamingo, Crackling Campfire, Wild Honey and Festive Berries Distress Oxide to the entire piece of paper. I then added some spritzing with my Distress Sprayer and dabbed it dry.

The next step for the background was to add the stamping. I began with Archival Distress Ink in Black Soot, using the new full size ink pads. I'm so very happy these are now available as it makes applying ink to large stamp images SO much easier. Here I used the Dearly Departed and Field Note Stamp Sets.To add a little depth to the stamping I used the script stamp from Dearly Departed with Distress Oxide in Hickory Smoke and gently smudged the ink after I stamped the image.

With the background completed, I moved onto the Perspective Moth. I wanted it to be center stage so I die cut it from both black cardstock and white Distress Heavystock. Before I die cut it from the Heavystock, I adhered the Heavystock to a double sided adhesive sheet.  The die didn't cut all the way through which was perfect as I wanted the adhesive to help hold all the little negative pieces in place. I then inked the edges of the Heavystock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before I adhered the black die cut on top.

Now for the Framed Panel. I dry brushed Black Soot Distress Paint over the entire frame with the intention of not getting the paint down into all of the cracks and crevices. I find the easiest way to avoid getting too much paint on the frame is to just apply small amounts of paint to your brush. If you do happen to get too much in one spot, you can always use some sandpaper to remove it.

The sentiment was inspired by a postcard by Brandi Kincaid. Her words always seem to be so fitting for the moment I'm in when I see them and the words "let the light lead the way" definitely spoke to me and all that I am going through right now. I typed this onto typing paper using my vintage typewriter, but you could also print it out using your computer and an old typewriter font. I then trimmed it to size, inked the edges and added a piece of double sided foam tape to adhere it to the die cut. To finish off the sentiment, I added a couple of Hardware Heads that I distressed by first painting with Distress Collage Medium and then Mushroom Alcohol Ink.

Thank you so much for your visit today and I hope you enjoyed learning how this framed panel came together using the Perspective Moth Thinlits by Tim Holtz.


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1 comment

  1. Beautiful project Juliana. The colors you chose for the background are beautiful and I love the finished project.


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