Retro Flakes by Cheiron Brandon

Hi friends! happy Friday! We’re delighted to welcome back special guest Cheiron Brandon with some gorgeous holiday inspiration! Read on and enjoy!

For this card, I wanted to combine two of the newest Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas stamp sets Retro Snowflakes and Christmastime 3 to create a card with a real retro feel. I used Metallic Distress Paints for a festive holiday feel and added a few baubles using the Idea-ology Metallic Droplets. 

To begin, I cut a panel of Distress Watercolor Cardstock to 3 ¼ x 8 1/4. Then I stamped my sentiment using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink. Once my sentiment was stamped, I put some Distress Metallic paints in Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter and Antiqued Bronze onto my Glass Mat.

I used a Ranger foam blending tool to “ink” up my stamps by dabbing my tool into the paint, then dabbing off slightly, then applying to the stamp. I stamped the snowflakes all around the sentiment to create a pattern.

I always start with the largest flakes and fill in with the smaller. Be sure to wash your stamps off as soon as you are done stamping, you don’t want the paint to dry on them. 

I added black splatter to the entire panel using Black Soot Distress Paint and a Distress Splatter Brush. You can use mask paper or post its to cover the sentiment while splattering.

Once the splatter was dry, I inked the edges of the panel with a foam blending tool and Pumice Stone DIstress Ink.

Then I adhered the panel to a card cut to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. For the final touch, I added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Droplets to make the card really shine! 

SUPPLIES:

Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020…
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020…
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Distress SPLATTER BRUSH…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology METALLIC…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and to Cheiron for being our guest!

  1. Hadn’t seen this technique before using paint. How pretty. Have to get out some of those paints and give it a try. Thanks for showing us something unique like this.

  2. wow! I love all things retro and all things Cheiron, so this is a super-big hit with with me. Great sparkle….never would have thought to stamp with paint! Beautiful and glorious. Thanks for this inspiration.

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