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Treasure maps in the making

Pirate treasure maps

Tim Holtz distress markers and treasure maps.

To make these treasure maps I first distressed the tracing paper in the same manner I did for the goody bag tags, see previous post, using what else but Tim Holtz rusty hinge distress ink these inks to give the paper an old look. Then I indulgently had my first real play around with the Tim Holtz distress markers, in colous gathered twigs and chipped sapphire. Don’t you just love the names! Like lipstick, nail polish and acrylic paint there’s something more glamorous about using an imaginatively named tool. I know I’d rather use gathered twigs than just plain old brown. How do you make a treasure hunt simple enough for a party of five year olds and younger?  My theory was that one clue is enough for their attention span. Anything over complicated just creates chances for things to go wrong.The fine tip end has a plastic nib which means it keeps it’s shape and sharp line after much use and was great for drawing a very obvious single clue of a large tree with a dashed line leading up to it.. The broad tip end is more fibrous like a felt tip or brush which I used for the big fat sweeping strokes of the x marks the spot under the tree indicating where the kids would find the treasure chest piñata. These inks have a long workability time. Miss Crafter tip for the day, allow time to dry no smudgey, smudgey!

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A little miss who likes to craft and then brag about it.

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