28 November 2018

VIDEO | Tim Holtz Media Mat Quick Review

Hello there, today I have a quick review of the Tim Holtz Media Mat to share with you. I wasn't necessarily planning on doing this, hence why it is a quick review as I am rather late to the party, but I have been asked my thoughts on it.
OK, so first of all, it is a great mat! I find it to be a good size (14" x 23" = 35.5cm x 58.3cms), with it being glass, you can use lots of different mediums on it and it will clean up nicely. You can even use alcohol inks on this and it will not ruin it. I do find that it cleans up well, the only disadvantage for me is that I cannot always see if it is dirty, especially with Distress Inks. I find that they do not show up on the black colour of background. There is, however, a white background piece to the right. This works well as a palette, so that you can see the true colour of the medium. The only thing for me, is that I prefer to work straight ahead of me, rather than to the side, so I often take the non-stock mat that comes with it and pop that at the front and ink blend on that, although I think the results of ink blending are better directly on the glass.

I think it looks really nice on my desk and it is very heavy duty. That bad boy will not be moving around on my desk, it has nice non-slip feet to keep it in place! It is a bit of a higher price point compared to a lot of other craft mats but this is solid glass. As I mentioned in the video, I did manage to scratch mine with a craft knife, so I no longer cut directly on the surface now, but ordinarily, glass is a good cutting surface to use with craft knives.


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Jennifer McGuire has done an excellent review of that mat so do check that out if you haven't already.

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Do you have the mat? Do you like it? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review Michelle. Agree with all your points and really love mine too. I have scratched mine but am not sure how... I do think I need to remove it from my desk when doing certain things like cutting cardstock but it’s heavy s I don’t! Also have the same issues with seeing ink so I am wiping mine a lot xx


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