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Oh that Warm Crackling Campfire

I have been really thinking and praying for all here on the West Coast as we deal with awful fires. It’s just so sad. I’ve been in some of these folks shoes when we had to evacuate a few years ago. So much devastation. But I also see some amazing ‘helpers’ as Mister Rogers would call them.

I’ve been creating with a different type of fire . . . Crackling Campfire which is Tim Holtz and Ranger’s newest distress color. Check out the warm hues. Sometimes it loots red and other times, more orange. I added another color here as well. I love it. This color is perfect for florals like I did here, for Fall projects, cards, and more.

First, using Tim Holtz Bouquet Stencil I added Distress Crackle paste and let it dry thoroughly. Next I sprayed some Oxide colors on a Ranger craft mat, spritzed it with some water and dabbed the tag so that it would pick up the ink. I did this with both colors until I had the desired results. Lastly I took a little of Dina’s white gloss acrylic spray and added some splatters. Viola.

I don’t think I’m done with it but loved seeing how Crackling Campfire came to life on this tag. I love the colors so much though, I almost want to leave it plain.

Tim Holtz new Crackling Campfire has beautiful hues of reds and oranges. So perfect for Fall projects.

I love how Crackling Campfire ink got down in the nooks and crannies of the crackle paste. I used the bouquet stencil in a random way (only in pieces) and to me, it almost looks like a campfire instead of flowers. Do you see it?

Here’s what I used;

Looking for more ways to use your Tim Holtz product. Feel free to check out this mini handmade album HERE.

Warmest wishes of peace.


Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide