Tim Holtz Life Story Mosaic Photo Journal
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Tim Holtz Life Story Mosaic Photo Journal

Just as your photos are woven together to tell your life’s story, this journal is a mosaic of eye catching patterns, and is sure to capture the imagination.
Designed by Tim Holtz
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Ranger Glossy Accents™
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink™, Broken China and Frayed Burlap
  • Tim Holtz® by Tonic Studios™ Non-Stick Kushgrip Scissors
  • Advantus Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ Grungeboard™ Alpha Pack
  • Advantus Tim Holtz® idea-ology™ Sprocket Gears
  • Advantus Tim Holtz® idea-ology™ Game Spinners
  • Advantus Tim Holtz® idea-ology™ Fragments
  • Canson® Scrapbook
  • Prima 5-inch x 7-inch First Blush Patterned Paper Pad

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Remove letters for title from Grungeboard™ Alpha Pack.

Step: 2

Ink letters using distress ink by rubbing pad directly onto and on the edges of Grungeboard™.

Step: 3

Place letters onto cover of book to determine placement and place Sprocket Gear for “o” in the word.

Step: 4

Adhere Grungeboard™ letters to cover by applying a small amount of Glossy Accents™ to the back of each letter and secure in place.

Step: 5

Attach largest Sprocket Gear by piercing a hole through cover with needle tool or push pin. Place a smaller gear on top of the larger one and 2 Game Spinners on top of that. Secure with included brads. Option: if you don’t want to pierce holes through cover, simply attach brads to Sprocket Gear and glue entire embellishment to cover using Glossy Accents™.

Step: 6

Remove Fragments from package and place on cover to determined spacing and your desired layout design for the mosaic. Do not glue anything at this point.

Step: 7

Lift off one Fragment and apply Glossy Accents™ to one side using the bottle tip to spread it around.

Step: 8

Immediately place Fragment onto paper side of fragment and press down. Move in a circular motion to evenly distribute adhesive.

Step: 9

Hold in place for about 10 seconds. Glossy Accents™ takes about 10 seconds to dry on paper.

Step: 10

Using the non-stick scissors, cut out Fragment and trim away excess paper.

Step: 11

Apply Glossy Accents™ to paper side of finished Fragment and adhere it to the cover.

Step: 12

Repeat above steps for remaining Fragments until cover is complete.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.