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.