Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 Oct

It's that time and once again I managed to wait till the end of the month to finish! ( I really need to stop doing that to myself)
I am  writing this post as I am handing out the treats to all those little ones :)

So here is my tag which I kinda followed along from here
I did not have all the materials to make everything the same so I improvised.
Started with the usual  manilla tag. I did not have the tissue paper for the base so I used parchment paper which  I glued down using a multi medium.
I used archival ink to stamp some words onto the parchment paper then heat set it. It didn't seem to stay once I added the paints. But stamping on the paint with archival ink worked well!
Using grunge paper which I love using. I die cut the headstone from the artfull dwellings die. I then inked it up using distress inks pumice stone and then edged with black soot.  The tree, bird, bat were also die cuts from various Tim Holtz dies and cut using grunge paper. The tree was inked using the distress inks walnut stain and then edged with the black soot. The bird was painted with black acrylic paint then a layer of crackle accents was added. The bat was also painted black but I did not have the rock candy like Tim Holtz had, so I used marcasite emobossing powder by Stampendous  I did not use heat on it I followed the steps that Tim Holtz did with his. I used the black gauze along the bottom to give the impression of a fence. The chain is unlocked to give the impression that something has broken free (hehehe)
That's about it if there is something else you would like to know I DARE you to ask! LOL

Monday, October 15, 2012


Here is my first Christmas tag this year and it's only October!

I used the {Stamps} of life stamp of the month to create the tag. The trees were stamped and cut out along  with the words Love; Peace; Joy.
I wanted to use a little mixed media so I used a Tim Holtz on the edge snow flurry sizzix die to create a stencil and pulled out some of Claudine Hellmuth's gesso from my stash and placed it at the bottom edge of the tag to create some depth. I also used white acyrlic paint all around the edges of the tag. I liked how it turned out.
Someone will be getting this tag on their gift this year :)