Wednesday, 12 December 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - december

xmas tags

blue tag

manila tag and crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain'
 broken china and brushed pewter, then flicked with 'cosmic shimmer' sliver lustre.  

crinkle ribbon and silver 'tinsel twine' tied though tag. tag distressed and adhered to a card made from distressed 'core-dinations'.
silver 'tinsel twine' fastened to card using mini staples.
'tissue tape' symphony added above tinsel.

'idea-ology' woodlands tree base cut in half and 
painted with 'liquid pearls' bisque.
  ends of bristles coated with glue and dipped in iridescent glitter.  bristles moved to front of tree and tree glued to tag.

'joy' cut from 'idea-ology' mirrored using
 'bigz' word play die and adhered over tissue tape. 
'idea-ology' snowflake glued in place with matte medium.

red tag

manila tag and crinkle ribbon coloured using 'distress stain'
 festive berries and tarnished brass.

crinkle ribbon tied through tag, tag distressed and adhered to a card made from distressed 'core-dinations'.

plain card covered with 'tissue wrap' terminology, die cut using 'decorative strip' festive greenery. die cuts coloured with 'distress ink' evergreen bough, mowed lawn, iced spruce and festive berries,
 then covered with 'distress stickles' rock candy.
 flourish coloured with 'distress stain' tarnished brass.
festive greenery glued to tag using 3d glue.

'joy to the world' cut from 'core-dinations' using 'decorative strip' stacked words christmas and glued to distressed 'idea-ology' journaling ticket using 3d glue.  journaling ticket then glued to tag.

flourish glued in place with matte medium and 'idea-ology'
 reindeer fixed in place with paper fastener. 

Sunday, 11 November 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - november

remembrance tag

'crafty secrets' poppy, stamped using 'archival' jet black.
coloured using 'distress reinkers', festive berries, evergreen bough, mowed lawn and shabby shutters, wet in wet.
after drying, clean water flicked on for a mottled effect.
edge of tag distressed and inked using 'distress' vintage photo.

'remember', cut from manilla card, 
using 'alterations decorative strip' upon a time alphabet,
 adhered to tag and covered with 'glossy accents'.

piece of hessian (burlap), frayed around the edges and glued in
place using matte medium. photo of my granddad from wwii,
printed onto sticky back canvas and adhered on top of hessian. 
photo edged with uneven hand stitching using blue embroidery thread.

'idea-ology' wire pin secured through stitching.
 mini wwii medal '1939-45 star' from
aged with alcohol ink and attached to wire pin with jump ring.
id tags (dog tags), copied from my granddad's, printed onto card, 
cut out and tied to wire pin with distressed string.

ribbon from above medal, frayed and tied through top of tag.

Monday, 1 October 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - october

hallowe'en tag

two headstone shaped tags were cut from grungeboard. rip, date, cracks and outline of 'idea-ology' locket keys - keyhole, cut from one tag, this tag was then glued on top of the second tag.

'idea-ology' locket keys - keyhole, fixed in place with paper fasteners, then the whole tag was stippled with 'golden' light moulding paste.

the tag was then sponged with orange and purple acrylic paint.
the low points were accentuated by antiquing* with black acrylic paint mixed with 'golden' retarder. the high points were highlighted by drybrushing with white acrylic paint.

a grass boarder was cut from core-dinations, distressed and glued to the bottom of the tag. the whole tag was then spritzed with 'cosmic shimmer' dark bronze and decorated with fibre spiderweb.

two bats were cut from grungeboard and painted with black acrylic paint. 'distress stickles' dry glitter rock candy coloured with black alcohol ink was then glued over the paint. finally the bats were fixed in place using glue.

*antiquing is a paint technique used to make something look older. antiquing medium, acrylic paint mixed with retarder or house paint mixed with scumble glaze is applied to an object, then wiped back off leaving a small amount of paint remaining in cracks, crevices or grain, making the item look dirty and used.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - september

steampunk tag

manila tag covered using pieces of 'inkssentials' foil tape sheet and copper tape.  rivet marks made using retractable ball point pen and piercing tool.  tag then coloured over using black, burnt umber and holly 'promarkers'.  surface cut back to metal using steel wool allowing ink to stay in recessed areas.

watch bezel created using a silicone washer covered with copper tape and antiqued as above.  paper fasteners inserted to indicate the hours and bezel glued to tag with 3d glue.

watch movement created using 'idea-ology' mini gears and sprocket gears adhered using matte multi medium.  'idea-ology game spinners used for hands, secured in place with a paper fastener.

individual feathers cut from 'core'dinations' card and sanded on the tips and centre fold.  feathers secured using a paper fastener and fanned out into a wing shape.  wings spritzed using 'cosmic shimmer' silver lustre and glued in place with 3d glue.

'idea-ology' clock key glued to base of timepiece using 3d glue.

'idea-ology' plaquette distressed with 'stazon' timber brown and saddle brown and steel wool, then attached using paper fasteners.

'idea-ology' corner glued to tag, hammered flat then lightly sanded to highlight the pattern.

'tempus fugit' (time flies) printed onto card, cut out, edged with 'distress ink' vintage photo and glued to tag with 3d glue.

mini staples added in various locations to add extra interest.

victorian style lace aged with 'distress ink' vintage photo and tied to top of tag.  'idea-ology' chain tassel and crystal bead attached to wire pin using jump rings and pinned through lace.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - august

vintage tag

manila tag embossed using 'craft concepts' venus.
raised detail highlighted with acrylic, then antiqued with
'distress ink' antique linen and vintage photo.  

frame cut from card using internet file 
then heat embossed three times using black embossing powder.

frame mounted onto more card and cut out, then aged using
'distress ink' antique linen.
photo trimmed to fit frame and glued in place.

'tim holtz' tattered pinecomb used to make roses.
 leaves and twigs cut using 'decorative strips' 
autumn gatherings and festive greenery.

frame, roses and foliage adhered using 3d glue.  
'timeless memories' printed onto card, cut out, edged with
'distress ink' vintage photo and glued in place.

two pieces of crinkle ribbon, one coloured with 
'distress stain' vintage photo and the other with tumbled glass,
tied to top of tag.

'idea-ology' wire pin with type charm, locket key
 and pearls, pinned through ribbon.

whole tag spritzed with 'cosmic shimmer' pale gold.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - july

patriotic tag

fireworks created using red, white and blue acrylic ink
 and an airbrush.

sky sponged using 'distress ink' weathered wood with blending tool and then paper edge distressed.

london skyline stencil from '' and mirror of skyline cut from vinyl and adhered to background, then sponged with matte multi medium.

'idea-ology' word band highlighted with white acrylic 
and attached with mini fasteners.

'idea-ology' mini numeral attached with mini staples.
image layered onto red then blue distressed card
 then adhered to black tag.

crinkle ribbon coloured using red and blue acrylic ink
 then tied to top of tag.

'new penny' and gem attached with jump ring to
 'idea-ology' wire pin, and then pinned onto ribbon.

Friday, 1 June 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - june

tinted vintage photo tag

tag marbled using tim holtz 'distress stains'
picket fence, tumbled glass and vintage photo.
then stamped with 'captured moments' using
 memento 'tuxedo black'.

vintage photo of my nan aged 4, circa 1926,
 tinted using tim holtz 'distress marker' tumbled glass.
side of photo stamped with 'reflection',
 using memento 'tuxedo black', then distressed.

photo adhered to vintage newspaper clipping dated 
'may 4th 1926' with 'lyons teashops' ad. showing at bottom,
 then trimmed and distressed.

tim holtz 'mini numeral' no. 4 attached with mini staples.

1926 embossed using 'dymo' and fixed onto tim holtz 'file tab'.
 file tab adhered onto side of photo.

tim holtz 'word band' highlighted using white acrylic,
 and fixed to tag using paper fasteners.

tim holtz 'film strip ribbon' stapled to
 top left corner of photo.

tim holtz 'tissue tape' added to top right corner of tag.

tim holtz 'trimmings lavish' coloured with
 'distress stain' tumbled glass.
 'foliage' leaves highlighted with white acrylic and 
fixed to tag with stained flower using a paper fastener.
stained ribbon tied through top of tag.

tim holtz 'muse token' highlighted with white acrylic,
pined to ribbon with a diamante drop pendant, using a 'wire pin'.

tim holtz 'pen nib' glued in place.

and finally a 'scrabble' letter 'e' glued on bottom right
 of tag, for the initial of my nan's name 'elsie'.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - may

the queen's diamond jubilee inspired tag

indigoblu 'jack' stamped using acrylic paint.
 tissue paper wrinkled and glued over the top, then distressed.

bicycle '1800 vintage playing cards - ellusionist' 
queen of diamonds glued in place.

roses made using tim holtz 'tattered pinecone'
 dipped in utee and glued on.

dates added using dymo 'embossed tape'.

tim holtz 'cash key' with 60, tied on with twine.

bunting made from card, distressed and glued onto tag.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2012 - april

japanese cherry blossom inspired tag

background misted with tim holtz 'tumbled glass'.
mountain stencil cut from paper and misted using 'dusty concord', then edges distressed.

tim holtz 'bird branch' painted with acrylic paint and texture medium.  bird coloured with 'tumbled glass' and 'vintage photo', and covered in 'rock candy' distress crackle.

blossom cut from paper coloured with 'worn lipstick' and stamped with tim holtz 'reflections'.

moon and japanese 'sakura', cut from ranger 'wonder tape' and embossed with white embossing powder.

ribbon coloured with 'worn lipstick' and tied in place.