Friday, September 11, 2009

Tim Holtz's ROCK CANDY is SWEEEEET!


I wanted to highlight Tim Holtz's newest DISTRESS ROCK CANDY LINE today and give you some information and why this line will ROCK YOUR WORLD!


"Rock Candy" is actually a color name and it comes in two forms...Distress Crackle Paint and Distress Stickles. They are both clear, but have very different results when dry.



The Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint has a very nice porcelain finish with fine cracks. You apply it in the same way you apply the rest of the Distress Crackle Paint Line - in a medium to thick layer (the brush is included attached to the inside of the lid!). The thicker you apply it, the more "crackle" you get in the end.

You can also heat set this product, but it is recommended that you wait until the cracks start to appear on their own.

Some of you may wonder how this is different from the popular Inkssentials Crackle Accents by Ranger. Crackle Accents is a dimensional accent, so when it dries it is "raised up" on your project surface. Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint dries flush to your project surface. Crackle Accents also produces larger cracking than Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Both are excellent, it all depends on what kind of finish that you want!

This tag, using the Tim Holtz Mona Collage rubber stamp was made by Tim using the Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. It really shows the detail of the cracking very well.

You can see the beautiful shine and how the clear crackle brings out the stunning Distress Ink colors from underneath.

Below is the Video by Tim Holtz that wonderfully demonstrates and explains the uses for both Rock Candy Products. He also hints that more Rock Candy is in our future (I don't know about you, but I'm hoping it's embossing powder...).

Just click on the "play" arrow in the bottom left hand part of the box.


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The Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Stickles is a clear Distress Stickles that reflects any color that you put it on top of. The finish is a shimmery glass glitter. You apply it a little different than other Stickles. It is best if you squeeze out a "blob" and use the nib of the bottle or your finger to spread it into a thin layer. The Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Stickles, like all other Distress Stickles, can be heat set and it won't alter the finish. You can't do that with regular Stickles, they will blister!

This tag, using the Tim Holtz Heart N Soul rubber stamp was finished with Rock Candy Distress Stickles on top of the heart.

You can see how the effect is a chunky, glass-like, shimmery glitter. It has a very cool vintage appeal that differs from regular glitter glues. It also brighten the red color underneath and really makes it POP!

I guarantee that you will fall in love with both of these products! And just in time for Christmas. I think the Rock Candy Distress Stickles would make an excellent accent on Tim's newest Christmas Rubber Stamp line - Santa's Smile, Blustery, Merry Christmas, Pine and Season's Greetings. Do you prefer unmounted rubber? All these images are also available in the Retro Holiday Unmounted Stamp Set.

****BLOG CANDY ALERT**** Guess what, I want to give TWO (yes, two!) lucky winners One bottle of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and One bottle of Rock Candy Distress Stickles (a combo pack for EACH WINNER!!!). Don't you think that would be a great idea? Just become a follower of our blog (if you aren't already) and comment on what project you plan to use your Rock Candy products on first. We want to know what these cool new products have inspired you to create! The random drawing of TWO WINNERS will be done at the end of the week.

~TERRA

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46 comments:

  1. Wow! These look really fun! I was thinking the Stickles would look pretty on Christmas cards, perhaps on a Gingerbread house, or snow. And the crackle paint, wow, maybe on a decorated box? Neat! Thanks for the chance to win some of these! Lisa :-)

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  2. Oh, sowas würd ich gern gewinnen, was ich machen tät weiß ich noch nicht, ich hab sowas noch nie probiert, hab auch keine Produkte von tim Holtz, leider
    lg gila

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  3. OH.MY.GOOMIE. seriously - these are UNBELIEVABLE!

    i'm planning to do a second mini-canvas - very vintage ephemera style - and i think the crackle would be PERFECT for it. i love the quality of the crackle paints, so i can't wait to get my hands on this!

    fingers crossed that i'll win the candy - our craft stores around here are VERY late to jump on the bandwagon!

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  4. Waw I love Tim Holtz, I do not have any of his products, but love his work! I do follow his blog, he rocks! I am your follower and would love to win fab candy you are offering! If I win, will do my first album of my son Kristian. And for a month my sister is going to have birth of baby, so will do her album too! Hugs,Moni

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  5. ooooo WOW i really must get some of this, i think it would be perfect for christmas projects, well all projects really but it would be amazing to see it as snow :) :)


    xx

    Martine

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  6. Ooh these look gorgeous ,, I am just waiting for some crackle accents to dry actually !! ;-) I would love to try these out on vintage/goth creations ,, maybe even halloween,, give faces and skulls a spooky look !!
    Luv
    Lols x

    p.s I hope I win these !! :-)if not will have to resort to buying them !! ;-)

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  7. Wow fab additions to an already great range!! I am planning some vintage style Christmas cards and boxes and these would look fab on them. I NEED to have them!
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  8. I love Tim Holtz products, I am intending to make my own gift boxes and both these items would be such an adornment feature for them. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Suzi xx

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  9. I already am subbed to you thru google reader! I would totally use this for my vacation scrapbook pages. I visit many places that needs a vintage-y page layout & this would be perfect!

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  10. I am thinking Christmas cards....
    and as for the crackle paint... maybe some picture to hang to my children's room...
    Love

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  11. Oooooowwwwww yes!!!! So Spectacular!!!! I'll do my father's 50th album. YEeeaaaaaaahhhhh

    Hugs

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  12. I'm already following, but gosh anything from TIM is worth having. I really love the idea of the rock candy "clear" - the possibilities will be endless. I can use his stuff on EVERYTHING! *LOL*
    Thanks for the chance to win some more of his yummy product!!
    ~hugs~

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  13. WOW!!! I love anything by Tim Holtz so I know that these two products have to be outstanding and I'd love to win them!! Thanks for the chance!! I'm just planning my Christmas cards and I would definitely use them on these (bling is a must :-)!!!!)

    ~Terry

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  14. Ooh Thanks for the chance to win these goodies. I would use my to make distressed shabby chic cupcakes. Hehe!

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  15. Oooh they give really cool effects! Christmas cards would definatley be my first stop with them!

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  16. I've watched Tim's demos with these great products and I can't wait to get my hands on them. Christmas cards are the way to go with these for me! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  17. I don't have any type of product like this and would LOVE to get my hands on some to play with! I would use them for decorating boxes of all sorts and maybe even new bookends I have been wanting to make...oh and maybe some type of altered jewelry...the possibilities are endless! Oh man I hope I win!!
    Thanks for the chance!
    -Stacie

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  18. Wow, how cool. I have been wanting a clear one for so long now!! I will use them on my christmas gift tags that I'm making at the moment, as they would give a great effect to snow and crystals!

    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Ida

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  19. Oooh, I've been goggling these ever since CHA :) I have a half done project actually that is waiting for a layer of the crackle paint...
    It's a mosaicbox (raised edges on the lid) that I have distressed and put a magnolia image on. I think it will look stunning. I'm quite proud of it although I'm not good at distressing (yet) and I'm way too hard on myself :)

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  20. Ooooh these two new products look totally delish ! I have a very favourite Christmas stamp that I love to cover in crackle accents and so the crackle paint would be a perfect alternative.

    Would loooove to win !

    Jo xxx

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  21. I can't wait to try these out. I would use them on tags for holidays for starters!

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  22. I would love to try both but I would have to try the Stickles first on some candy stamps that I have.

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  23. Wow! How cool!! I would use thes on so many things. A baby album, holiday cards - snow, snowmen, candy, I also have some altered products I'd like to use them on. Thanks for the chance!!

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  24. Can't wait to get my hands on those products...they would be great on holiday ornaments and cards.

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  25. I would like to use both products on ATC cards - especially cards with vintage themes. can't wait for this product to be available!

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  26. Wow! Both products seem very promising. I'd love to own them.
    The stickles, especially, will add a perfect shine to any element on a card or page.
    Io can see shiny butterflies, flowers, birds ......

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  27. These look like so much fum to use
    I'd use them to create some sparkley Xmas Cards with crackle I'd age some up too look old and vintage style Love all of Holtz products :)
    thanks for the chance at these
    Nikki C

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  28. I'd love to try these on decoupage coasters - need to make some for our coffee table :)

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  29. I make paper beads and these products would be great for adding texture on the surface. I usually use UTEE to coat them but I would add the crackle paint to the surface and/or the Stickles to add a rougher surface.

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  30. I can;t wait to use these in a album I'm making. It is for my niece for her Paris pics. Davelor

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  31. Hello! I'm your Follower!
    It is great for a vintage project!!!!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

    Tanya

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  32. How am I venturing on ATCs, if you win I will use it enough. Thanks

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  33. I am already a follower. Looks like everyone is planning on Rock Candy Christmas cards... I would like to use mine on a home decor project I have been working on. Thanks, ms.cheryl

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  34. I´d love to have the rock candy stickles on a christmas card. Thanks for this opportunity to win such lovable stuff.

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  35. wow these look gorgeous. i think id like to try using these on some of the christmas tags that tim has on his blog.

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  36. I would just love to get them and play. No specific project in mind. I might just add a littel Rock Candy to everything! ;)

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  37. Looks like an amazing product! I'd love to try it on some handmade embellishments such as tags, flowers or butterflies.

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  38. SO greaaaaaaat!!!! I want to do my Rockstar album!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks

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  39. I loved this rock candy line as soon as I saw it on Tims blog...fabulous! I want to put it on everything! First I would stamp a fabulous image & color it in then coat it up with rock candy crackle paint! With the holidays coming up teh stickles would be on everything too!

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  40. Ohhh woow.... I'm working in a mini album for my mom!!! She loves 3D album.

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  41. Oooooowwwwww yes!!!! So Spectacular!!!! I'll do my father's 50th album. YEeeaaaaaaahhhhh

    Hugs

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  42. Looks like fun, thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. It would be so fun to use the crackle for scenery pictures with glossy paper. And for the Stickles... I would use it for EVERYTHING!!!

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  44. I love these products. I use both stickles and distress products on nearly everything I do, so I guess I would use these a lot if I won them!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Julie

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  45. Woderful! They're lovely. I've also tried watching videos about Tim Holtz stamps over at Christina's Crafts. I have to say they are wonderful.

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  46. Ooohhh..love these! What a great idea! I see CHRISTMAS written all over thes products! Cards, tags, wrapping paper...

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