Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tim Holtz can't draw

For the last few weeks, blogs and social media have been flooded with cards created for Father's Day (sadly a holiday we no longer celebrate). It got me thinking about the men who papercraft. I'll be featuring a male paper crafter each day this week. Let's start with a celebrity of sorts.

Every hobby has its celebrities. People who are well known within the hobby's circle of devotees but are relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Foodies have Bobby Flay and Jamie Oliver among others; woodworkers have Norm Abram, and anglers have Aaron Martens (and Yes I had to look those names up). I think most paper crafters would consider Tim Holtz a celebrity.

For those new to paper crafts Tim Holtz is a product developer, teacher and Creative Director. His name and personal touch are on products from Ranger, Advantus, Stampers Anonymous, Sizzix, Tonic Studios, Core’dinations, and Westminster Fibers/Coats.

He creates beautiful tags, cards and decor items using products that bear his name and shares the techniques he uses with the world on his website, timholtz.com. To hear him explain how he got started as a stamper check out this video.

Even though his name is on numerous stamp sets Tim Holtz can't draw. He said so himself in 2013 when he introduced the paper crafting world to Brett Weldele. Tim is a curator, he finds great images and has them made into stamps. He commissioned Weldele to create the time travelers set and the chemist set.

Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Time Travelers
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - The Chemist

Brett Weldele now has a series of stamps and stencils available from Stampers Anonymous. You can check them out here. 

 Hope you come back tomorrow to check out the work of Ted Mattos.

Happy Crafting,

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