I have completed all my tags for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 challenge. However I have just realised that I haven’t blogged about them since March! I’ll work backwards through the year.
For the December Tag, it is of course seasonal for Christmas. However, Tim used Clearly for Art and Frosted Film, I tried to purchase these but everyone was sold out, so I tried the technique with acetate and vellum put through my sticker maker, while I got the lovely colours, I didn’t get the 3D shape that Clearly for Art gives – definitely something to try.
I love the technique used on the November Tag – the chalkboard effect with stamps. Very clever using Antiquites Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder and actual chalk. So easy and quick too.
The October Tag has a Halloween theme, which I’m not into, so I took the techniques of using the new Distress Glitter on die cut shapes, the Distress Paints background, and used my favourite colours.
The September Tag was introducing Layering Stencils, so many uses on one tag! Texture Paste, Distress Paint, Distress Inks, on ribbon… I love stencils, and this was a great tag to do. The Distress Paint resists the Distress Inks, giving a great layering effect, and the ink colours layer with a translucent effect.
The August Tag was about masking with stamps, creating a focal image by stamping it first then masking, a technique I haven’t done in quite a long time – and great idea to make masks from clear repositionable plastic rather than Post-It notes. As I used the Steampunk stamp set, I needed a Steampunk quote, and this one from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was just right.
The techniques on the July Tag are beautiful – faux glazed porcelain. This tag is themed for American Fourth of July, so again I took the technique and used a different theme.
The June Tag is about colouring with Distress Markers. I love the colours on my version of this tag, but I think I should have chosen a slightly larger stamped image.
The May Tag was about rubons. I’ve never been a big fan of rubons, but Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs are ‘firmer’ than most, and because of their design it doesn’t matter if you miss a piece, which is great. And they also create a great resist for Distress Inks and Distress Stains.
Finally we are back to the April Tag, based on the (then) new Metallic Distress Paints. This tag used them on a background as well as on the metal charms, great on plastic too.
The last thing I did was make myself a cover tag for the year. I used my favourite colours and made a Distress Paint background, coloured the ribbon with the same colours of Distress Stains, and added a Dymo title.
I’m now ready to start the 12 Tags of 2014!