So Tim Holtz is the new rock star of scrapbooking. I've been saying that ever since CKU... so when it catches on and everyone is saying it - you will know it started with me.
And I am not just talking about his hair.
#1 Me, Tim Holtz & Cindy B. from my Yahoo group for CKU. Just FYI about her outfit - it was school spirit day:black, red and gold are the colors of CKU. I went with the black...she specialized int he red and gold. Anyway - we were both in Tim's canvas class.
#2 What I brought home from the canvas class. Ok - it is so not done. I want to darken it up, ad more stuff....but this is the basic idea. I went to CKU with the idea of having fun and making prototypes of things to bring home and make exactly how I want them. Tim said this class was a hard sell when they were pitching ideas for classes.
One teacher there told Tim he was going to get eaten alive.
Here is why: We were given these natural canvas sets (white will not work) and then he passed around a box of letters. You couldn't look at the letters - just use which ever one you pulled out. Hardly anyone switched at all. In retrospect - I wish I had used the L in family.
The class moves quickly - but leaves no one behind. I am not sure how he did that. We had time to learn about the inks, wax (which melted wax is what is all over the inked canvas), and the embellishments, we made a glass frame (mine isn't on there yet), learned how to use those tiles Tim designed for Junkitz.It was so fun to play with that stuff, learn about the products I have never used before and actually get to make something fun and unplanned.
# 3 This was Tim's color class...I forget the name. We made these tag books, hand colored a picture, and played with the embellishments. I loved hand coloring the pic!! The whole time I was thinking how Stacey or Cami would get into this. I learned so much about inks. All of these projects are in Tim Holtz's new book. Yes - those are rulers as the binding - very cool.
# 4 This was the make and take we did on the first day after registration. If you haven't been to a CKU (this was my first) they have a large...huge....space where all the vendors are set up for you to try out their products with specific things you make. Hence the name - make and take. We went to Heidi's booth first and Tim's was second.
This necklace thingie is what we made. Used Junkitz clearz (I have just started seeing these on line) and alcohol inks and stamps. Mine is ok - many turned out way better. Still - my son Alex is thrilled with it. It was at the make and takes on the first day that I realized how much I was gonna like Tim's classes. It is all product I have never used before. It is presented in easy, yet face paced steps. I like that. I felt successful. I learned. I had something worth transporting home. Not everything at CKU was like that.
# 5 Ok - so Tim Holtz has a web site. I have been surfing around, trying to find these products to make more of the same from the classes. On his web site, you can order his DVD: SHOWING you haw to do some of his projects. Hello - how many scrappers are visual people? I'm guessing a lot. So, when you order it - they ask how you want it personalized. I said "to the world's best scrapbooker" and then said jk...signed it great. Guess what? It arrives like 4 days later - signed to the world's best scrapbooker. Hey - who am I to argue with Tim Holtz? I totally recommend anything he teaches.