Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 - March

I finally had some time to try my hand at Tim's March 2015 tag!  This is Tim's tag
and you'll find all the details of how he made his here.
I ended up making two tags since I had enough Distress Paint on my mat to color two tags -  similar to each other with a few differences - I used different stencils and different colors of Embossing Powders on them
I started both of my tags by  placing some strips of Tissue Tape on them and then swiping them through puddles of Cracked Pistachio and Spun Sugar Distress Paints that were spritzed with water. After the paints dried,  I used the large bird nest stamp from the Bird Feather stamp set (instead of Tim's butterfly), stamping it in Archival Jet Black Ink and clear embossing it.
 On this first one, I used Tim's Dot Fade stencil with White Embossing paste, covering it with Gold Embossing powder.
 I added a Philosophy tag, an enameled tag with Remnant Rubs/Words and a Word Band with Linen Ribbon laced through it.  On this tag I also added a Wishbone to go along with the 'make a wish' sentiment (love these little bones!)
 On my second tag I used white embossing paste with the Latticework Stencil sprinkling it with Copper Embossing powder - letting it dry and then heating it, per Tim's instructions.





 I added additional Remnant Rubs/Words to this tag at the top and bottom.  I rubbed Cracked Pistacio Distress Paint on both the Enameled Tags and Word bands, sanding most it off of the Word band once it dried.  I attached the Word Band to the tag with ScorTape.


 Have you made your Tim's Tag for March yet?  You have until the end of the month.  Check it all out at Tim's blog here.

And a reminder that there's still time to link up to the Mixed Media Card Challenge - theme Spring - optional element BIRD (at least I got the bird NEST on my tags!)

It's been raining here all day today (a good day to be inside stamping!) - the piles and piles of snow are slowing melting away!  MAYBE by Easter it will be gone - I can only hope!


Stamps:  Bird Feather - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Manilla tag - Ranger,  True Black - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Acrylic Paints - Cracked Pistacio and Spun Sugar, Stencils - Dot Fade and Latticework - Ranger, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Embossing Powders - God and copper - Ranger, Idea-Ology - Philosophy Tags, Word Bands, Remnant Rubs/Words, Enameled Tags, WishBones, Linen Ribbon, Long Fasteners;  Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Clear Embossing powder.

18 comments:

Redanne said...

Both versions are beautiful Julia! I love how the dot fade stencilled area looks with the gold EP, it is so subtle. The copper EP looks amazing too! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous tags Julia, I have done two and am not happy with them, got to have another go lol. xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful tags Julia, I love both of them! The wishbone is such a great little addition, and the metallic embossing powder really catches the light! Gorgeous! hugs :)

~amy~ said...

Wow...awesome tags! I always love all the details that go into your lovely work!

butterfly said...

Two great versions, Julia - I love the dot fade version, so subtle and delicate. Must get that nest stamp out - thanks for the springtime nudge!
Alison xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful tags Julia but I especially love the dot fade version, beautiful effect!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Julia! Lovin' the gorgeous texture!

Terry said...

What a lovely take on Tim's March tag. I love both of them!

Mary Marsh said...

I always love the tags you create Julia-each one is a unique work of art

*Vicki* said...

The tags look amazing Julia!! Love the texture and collage design on both! ;)

Betty Wright said...

Julia, you totally rock CAS style cards, but I am always blown away by your mixed media creations. It is like you flip a switch and go into the zone! Awesome tags! Absolutely gorgeous!

Charlene said...

This is beautiful!!!!

Deepti said...

Such a master pieces :) love those textures especially the copper one !

Pawsitively Creative said...

Gorgeous tags, both are beautiful! I love the little wish bone on the first tag! How neat is that! I have never seen a wishbone used before in mixed media. Now I have to make one. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugz! ~Niki

Anne Harada said...

Your Tim tags are amazing Julia!! Love love love them!! What a talented soul you are!! Hugs my friend!

Sanna Lippert said...

gorgeous tags!!!! especially like the first one <3

nancy littrell said...

OMG Julia, I'm in Love with both your Tim Holtz style Tags. So very much your own. I love your soft colors, Gorgeous textures and perfect embellishments:-) TFS

Loll said...

Two very cool tags Julia. Love the shine from the metallic embossing powders used over both embossing paste backgrounds. xx