Friday, September 30, 2016

September - Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016

I've been wanting to try Tim's Sept tag techniques all month -  and I finally got into my craft room last night to get at it before the month ended and it was too late!
and here's my version of Tim's Tag.
First I created a paint patina background on the manila tag according to Tim's tutorial.  I used Distress Inks in Antiqued Bronze, Cracked Pistachio, Weathered Wood , Mustard Seed and Fired Brick.
I spritzed the paints with water and dragged 3 tags through the mix - so I'll have two to use later!
Then I sponged Ranger Distress Hickory Smoke all over each tag and flicked with water.
 Next I took a piece from Alpha Parts Framed and colored it with Cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick and then Antiqued Bronze according to Tim's tutorial
Then I moved onto the Alcohol Ink resist part.  I rubbed Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Black Soot an Mushroom over panels of Yupo Paper.
I inked up some stamps from Tim's Mini Halloween set using Archival Jet Black and WV Archival Watering Can stamped them over the Yupo and rubbed immediately over the stamped images with a soft cloth to create the resist effect (at this point I got so involved in creating this cool panel I forgot to take photos!)  Then I laid Tim's Burlap stencil over the panel and pounced over it with Alcohol Blending solution - I had the sponge a little too wet so basically it just 'melted' the black it - but it gave a cool look anyway! 
Then I added some Remnant Rubs Curiosities, some Small Talk Occasions, and Ephemera/Frightful.  I layered the Yupo panel to a slightly larger black panel and then stapled it to the tag base.  I dropped some Black Soot Alcohol ink onto three Heirloom Roses - dried them with my heat tool and glued them to my tag.
I'll definitely be trying this super cool Alcohol Resist technique again!  LOVE the shadowy look it creates!
You'll find lots of inspiration from others who have  linked up over at Tim's blog here.
I'm also linking my tag to the following:

My fellow A Vintage Journey Creative Guide - Brenda -has a Halloween Giveaway for one randomly chosen person who links up a Halloween Creation!
Stamps:  Mini Halloween Set - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  #8 Manila Tag, Yupo, True Black - Papertrey Ink.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Hickory Smoke, Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can, Adirondack Alcohol Inks Black Soot and Mushroom.
Accessories:  Idea-ology Alpha Parts Framed, Small Talk Occasions, Ephemera Frightful, Remnant Rubs Curiosities, Trimmings Naturals Black/Cream, Jute String, Mini Attacher, Heirloom Roses, Distress Water Sprayer - Ranger.


sarascloset said...

Julia, this is such a creative take on Tim's tag! I'm so tickled to see you made yours Halloween related, and those stamps are on the top of my list! It's great to see your blending solution tapping turned into these puffs of fog--perfect eerie effect! Well done on a fabulous Halloween tag, and it looks like you are poised for a few more! Hugs!

Deborah Frings said...

I love this Halloween tag. Great background and so many wonderful details. Love it!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your tag Julia, I love how you added the witch, brilliant. Tracy x

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I'm glad it's Halloween time - you always make the best projects! LOVE this tag!

Redanne said...

I think this might be one of my favourites of Tim's tags this month, your backgrounds look gorgeous and I love how spooky your tag looks - great stamp choices and your embellies are wonderful. LOVE it!! Hugs, Anne xx

ßeulah ßee said...

Never thought I'd see Tim's tiny roses on a Halloween tag and they look terrific here! Love your unique take, the murky background is the perfect complement to your bits and bangles.

Brenda Brown said...

Great ve soon Julia, like ve the resist as a background and your fabulous elements on top. Thanks for sharing this in my Halloween giveaway xxx

Monika Reeck said...

wooow Stunning Julia
and I adore that black rose element
wohooo stunning TAG and thanks for the step by step you showed
I did not have that re inker I only have the Distress Ink Pad
will buy it maybe one day
Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this week

EdenLand Designs said...

Oh my!! This really turned out wonderfully!! Love that background, wow :) Thanks for playing along with us for our Holiday challenge at ATSM this week!
Susan - DT