It is time for the April Tim Holtz tag....no wait, it's June. Hmmmmm. Well let's pretend it is April. I said it was my goal this year to complete all 12 tags. But I never said WHEN I would complete them. :)
Earlier this week I shared my June tag and my struggles with completing this challenge. While I did enjoy the grungy, vintage look at one time my style has now changed and evolved.
I decided to stop trying to make a round peg fit into a square hole with this tag. I used the mosaic technique he shared, but went my own way with the rest of the tag and I am much happier with there result.
Read on to see how I created this tag and learn how I display my tags so they continue to inspire me.
April 2016 Tim Holtz Tag
- Surfaces: Pattern Paper, Chipboard Die-Cut and Card Stock
- Tools: Background Stamp, Brick Stencil and Quilter's Wheel
- Color: Black Pen, PanPastels, Wink of Stella Pen (Silver), Blue and Black Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.
- Other: Embossing Ink, Pouring Medium, Light Modeling Paste, Photo Corners and Embellishments.
|Cover Chipboard die-cut with Modeling/Molding Paste. Allow time to dry. Color with PanPastels, ink or paint.|
|Add bits of pattern paper to die-cut creating a mosaic effect. Trim edges. Allow time to dry.|
|Create tag from pattern paper. Emboss using stencil and gold embossing powder.|
|Outline tag with black pen.|
|Cover die-cut with Pouring Medium or other dimensional adhesive. Click here to read my review of dimensional adhesives. Allow time to dry.|
|Cut card stock slightly small than the tag. Stamp using Versamark ink. Color with PanPastels.|
|Layer tags together.|
|Add faux stitching.|
|Layer mosaic flower onto tags.|
|Color wood accent with Wink of Stella pen.|
|Add embellishments and sentiment.|
|Add embellishments to flower.|
I often wonder what to do with all these little bits of art I create. I don't send many cards so that is not an option. And I really don't want to give them up. They hare always ended up in a box or drawer, which seems like such a waste. Why create something is you are just going to hide it.
Recently I ran across this open frame at Hobby Lobby and got it for only $10. Great find! I added some wire and mini clothes pins......problem solved. Now they hang above my office desk. I think I may add the word ART to the top.
I added some twine to the same area to hang other tags, ATCs and photos. It makes a wonderful grouping.
If you take the time to create from your heart, I encourage you to find a way to display your creations. Let them inspire you on a daily basis.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.