I was thrilled when Loll Thompson invited me again this year to make a tag for her wonderful Twelve Tags of Christmas blog posts! Today is Day Six
For my offering this year - I made a tag using lots of Tim Holtz supplies and two of his creative techniques (you can find Tim's tutorial here).
Here's my tag!
I have a few photos of just how I created this. First, for the #8 Manila Tag, I used Tim's Paint Patina technique - dropping some Fired Brick and Brushed Pewter Distress Paints onto my craft mat, spraying the paint with water and then dragging my tag through the mix. I let the paint drip down the tag and spritzed with more water to blend it until I had the look I liked. I dried the tag with my heat tool and sponged the edges with Fired Brick Distress Ink.
For this next piece I used Tim's Alcohol Resist technique. I cut a piece of Yupo 2 3/4" x 5". I put drops of Red Pepper and Cranberry Adirondack Alcohol Inks onto a felt pad on my applicator and pounced it over the Yupo until it was completely covered.
Then I laid Tim's tree stencil over the Yupo and rubbed over it with a bit of Alcohol Blending Solution on a foam pad. You can see how the alcohol removed the ink in a smudgy kind of way!
I dropped some Mushroom and Butterscotch Alcohol Inks over an Adornment Pinecone and dried it with my heat tool.
I added the pine cone to the top of the tag using a Loop Pin through a piece of Trimming and a bow of wrinkled seam tape.
The sentiments are Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk. I added a piece of Symphony Tissue tape along the bottom as well as a Decorative Deer with a twine "scarf" tied around her neck and blowing in the wind in the forest!
You'll find my tag posted over at Loll's blog here - and be sure to check out the first 5 days as well as the next 6! Such great inspiration for the coming holidays!Paper: #8 Manila tag - Ranger, Yupo, True Black - PTI
Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Inks Cranberry, Red Pepper, Mushroom and Butterscotch, Ranger Distress Fired Brick.
Accessories: Idea-ology Decorative Deer, Adornments Pinecones, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk, Trimmings, Loop Pins, foam dots, Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.