Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Tim Holtz Tag

Here it is... my version of the June Tim Holtz Tag! Tim's version can be found here

Grab your tag and a piece of white cardstock (Tim used watercolor paper but I didn't have any on hand.)

Trim the white paper to fit onto the tag and add the torn edge.

Using StazOn stamp your image(s) onto the white paper.

I used a combination of stamps to get a full picture that I liked.

This round I am making 3 (1 to send in the swap I'm hosting on Swap-Bot, 1 to keep, and a spare due to potential flakers like the flaker from the last swap)

Stamp a background layer of images/ words onto your tag(s) using the StazOn.

Add a second layer of images mostly around the egdes since that's the part that will be seen.

I added color to the background in layers... Taking a piece of wax paper I stamped some color (I'm using Vintage Photo here.)

Take a wet paint brush and run it across the ink to create beads of color.

Lay the tag face down in the ink a press on the back.

This is what 1 layer looks like.

I repeated this step using Wild Honey.

To add bits of opacity I grabbed my acrylic paint (I'm using Anita's in Island Blue) and a plastic bag from Michael's. I cut the plastic bag so that it would lay flat. Then using a wet brush I spread a layer of paint across the bag. The paint seperated a bit into the crinkles.

Press the tag, face down into the paint.

Repeat for as many tags as you're making.

To color in my images on the white paper, I am using a paint brush. I cut another piece of plastic bag and stamp some color onto it.

I then spritzed the ink to make it resemble watercolor paint.

I'm using Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, and Tumbled Glass.

It paints on very nicely.

I tried to follow Tim's directions for how he filled in his image.

For the white bits I just used some white water color paint.

I attempted to get the white in the right spots!

I then glued the white paper to the tags using so Aleene's Tacky Glue.

For the ribbons, I had some blue ribbon on hand that went well with the blue I used in the tag. To make it match better, I alternated sponging on some Wild Honey and Vintage Photo ink.

Tag 1...

Tag 2...

Tag 3...

Very shabby chic and all ready for swapping!

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