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.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous tag! I love it!!

  2. This is incredible! i love everything about this tag! everything goes together so nicely! excellent job!

  3. Mahoosively fantastic!!! Those wings are incredible flying your clock gears around!!! Wonderful take on Tim's tag!!!

  4. LOVE the addition of copper tape on your background! Fabulous tag!

  5. Wowww, This Tag is just Amazing!!!!
    And every time I'm on the "12 tags page" I pick your site so I become one of your followers ;) I just really like your work!!!


  6. WOW!!! I love the use of the copper tape and the watch piece is incredible. Really fantastic tag!!

  7. It's wonderful!!!! I love the background , it's fantastic!!!! Barbarayaya

  8. this is just fabulous. Love the wings...they take the piece over the top.

  9. This is Fantastic, I love the clock! Great work.

  10. I knew this was a special tag!!!! It's uber fantastic...congrats!!!!

    1. Hi, thanks for your kind comments, and congrats on your own win, that background was gorgus!

  11. Your win is very well deserved, love your tag, especially the copper tape on the watch bezel and base tag. Many congratulations.

  12. I like your clever crafting of your timepiece. Thanks for taking the time to describe how you did it as I would not have guessed most of it. Nice blog and congrats on your TH win.

  13. Congratulations on your winning tag. Very well deserved.

  14. Wow! love your steampunk tag and really interesting to read how you created it - your other tags look fab too. Well done! :o)