Tim’s Tag September 2015

Had some play time today and wanted to make my September Tim’s tag.  Have you seen his tag for this month?  Swoon…

12 tags of 2015: September | www.timholtz.com
I followed his directions for the alcohol ink background, but of course, wanted to do my own thing color wise.  And although I love the swirl stencil he used…again, wanted to do my own thing.  Yes, I do dance to the beat of my own drum!
The size of the overlay was made smaller, as I wanted the color on the background tag to show. And, I stamped the same image on the tag as is on the overlay.  
Since I didn’t have the frosted product he used, I stamped the dragonfly on some Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Modeling Film and added some Distress Crackle Paint to give it a similar effect.
A fun tag to create…love the techniques and will use them again!
Here’s what I used:
Paper:  #8 Ranger Tag and Specialty Stamping Paper; and misc. black card stock
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival and Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Classics #1
All the other stuff:  alcohol inks, alcohol blending solution, clear modeling paste, Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, spatula, Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Modeling Film, Distress Crackle Paint, seam binding, Mini Ink Blending Tool, brads, foam adhesive
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Tim’s August 2015 Tag – My Take

Managed to find some time to do a Tim’s Tag this month…yay!  Here’s his amazing design for the month of August:

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I took a little more personal approach this month with my tag.  We’ll be celebrating our 40th anniversary later this month, so that was my focus.  
Love the technique Tim used for his background!  Although I used the technique, I chose a different color palette and incorporated elements that focused on the occasion.  And no, that’s not us in the picture…we aren’t quite that old *grin*.  It’s from Tim’s “Found Relatives”…I was so happy to see a wedding picture among all the images…it worked perfectly!
Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Ranger manila tags
Ink:  Distress Ink
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz – Shabby French
All the rest of the stuff:  Tag & Bookplate die,  Celebration Words Thinlet dies, Shape Strips Thinlet dies, Melange Tissue Wrap, Adage Ticket, Numerals, Linen Ribbon, Heirloom Roses, Pocket Cards, Found Relatives, sponge,  Tiny Attacher, Monocles Findings, 2015 Typed Tokens, Small Talk. alchol ink, Matte Multi-Medium
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Faded Hellos

Hello, everyone!  I’m back with another Stencil Sunday project with ARTplorations stencils:

It all starts out with a tag.  I’ve used archival ink through the ARTplorations Weathered Wood stencil. Next, I used a translucent matte gel through the  Bloom Silhouettes ARTplorations stencil and dried it.  Once that was dry, I placed my stencil back over the flowers and stamped the brick pattern from the Mixed Media Grunge stamp set through it.  It was done in a haphazard way, just with my fingers.

Next comes some layers of pastels, a layer of a wax medium, some spray mists and a bit of sanding. The sentiment is from VIGNETTE:  Celebrate Artsy.  The edges have all been distressed and inked also.

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Inspired to create a mixed media project?  Here’s the link to the current challenge along with all the rules. Don’t forget there are prizes…yes PRIZES!  Can’t wait to see what you create!

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Awesome Life

Found some time to play along with Tim’s April 2015 Tag challenge.  Here are his fabulous tags:

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I’ve used the Persian Motifs from Altenew, as I don’t have his new floral stamps.  And basically followed his instructions, using my own mix of colors.  He’s showcasing the Distress Markers with his techniques this month, and that’s exactly what I used.  And, as I didn’t have his dies, again, used what I had.  Rather than use my sewing machine, I’ve done faux stitching around the tag.  This was fun and I really loved using my markers for his techniques!
Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Ranger Distress Watercolor
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Stamps:  Altenew Persian Motifs
All the other stuff:  Ranger Kraft Tags; Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood and Black Soot Distress Markers; Distress Marker Spritzer, water mister, die pick, mat, distress tool, Ranger mini ink blending tools, Lil’ Inker Designs die, Big Shot Pro, adhesives, seam binding
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