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Monday, August 17, 2009

Tim Holtz - Nostalgic Metal Memoirs

Have you ever taken a class from a teacher that you just couldn't get enough of. Well, that's how felt when I took a Tim Holtz class two years ago. He returned this past weekend to teach a few classes and I was lucky enough to take his "Nostalgic Metal Memoirs" class. He makes a class so much fun that you don't even realize that 5 hours have passes since you sat down and that you're holding a small piece of art in your hands! This class was a combination of book binding and metal class. The book is 4 x 4 and has 90 pages hand sewn into it. Then we worked with metal sheets which was embossed, sanded, distressed and colored with AI inks. The sheets were then used like wrapping paper to cover the top and bottom covers. Once corners, a decorative clasp and crown on the front were added, the journal was finished. It always amazes me how everyone starts off with the same kit, the same instruction and comes up with a totally different and unique piece when you take one of Tim Holtz class. Oh, and did I say, how much fun this was? Loads!!

6 comments:

Cindi said...

your a lucky girl!!! I'd have ditched the hubby & kids to run off to a Tim Holtz class too.
I love your project, it looks fab
:)

Mrs. Fence said...

So jealous! Getting to hang with Tim AND bring home a fabulous piece of art...Wow! That's quite an anniversary present!

LuvLoz said...

The book looks beautiful. I can't image doing a class for 5 hours but it certainly seems like it was worth it.

Tami B. said...

What a beautiful project. I'll bet you had a grand time at the class. Those metal sheets are so fun to work with.

Jenn Klee said...

Renu that journal is just amazing!

Thanh said...

Lucky girl! Your project is vintage fabulous!

 

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