Good Evening everyone.................and a warm welcome to new followers :-)
This year I have decided that I am going to participate in all of Tim Holtz Tags of 2013 and below you will find my take on Tim's February Tag. I improvised on quite a few items as I did not have everything that Tim used. Its all about enjoyment and participation so here's the recipe I used. If you would like to participate and find out how Tim created and inspired us this February click HERE
I did not have the Distress Stains that Tim used but I did have the Distress Inks, so I inked up my craft sheet with the Distress inks in the same colours and spritzed with water, smooshing my tag through several times until I was satisfied with colours. If you have not done this before remember to dry each layer with your heat tool !
You can see the results below. I then followed Tim's tut for edging/distressing and inking my tag
As I did not have the Queen of Hearts blueprint stamp I decided to triple emboss one of my favourite stamps from Tim's Stampers Anonymous Classics SCF 007.
First I took black card stock and added clear embossing ink then Ranger ultra thick embossing enamel. I did this several times before adding a few drops of various Ranger Perfect Pearls Powders.
I then inked the stamp up in permanent Red Archival Ink and stamped in to the very hot enamel.
I was not happy with the result so took my heat tool and melted it again. You can see how the enamel melted but the image remained.
I then added gold ink to the stamp and placed it in to the warm enamel once more.
I was still not happy and melted it again with my heat gun..............however, I absolutely love the look of my happy accident so decided to keep it for another project.... !!!!
I started again as before but this times used black archival ink on the stamp and you can see that the outcome of my triple embossing was what I hoped for :-). I cut around the stamped image and left it to the side to adhere later.
As I did not have the embossing folder Tim used I took some die cut letters from Tim's Sizzix Word Typepad die, placing them on a piece of card, which I covered them with Inkessentials metal foil.
I took my brayer, rolling it back and forth. I then took a ball tool and went around the edges of the letters, making them stand out even more.
I painted the piece with black soot and then sanded it to distress it.
Attaching it with some staples.
I did not have a custom cash key so I inked the same stamp on some shrink plastic, colouring it with alcohol ink.
I have not used shrink plastic for a long time and forgot how fun it is to work with.
You can see the small embellishment below......................isn't it cool !!
I do have tissue tape and whilst I love the way Tim has used it I wanted to use some rag ribbon that was a gift from my very talented blog friend Anita, whom you all know as The Artful Maven Haven.
I placed some Fired brick DI on my craft sheet and spritzed with water, scrunching the ribbon around until satisfied with colour. I dried the ribbon with my heat tool and then decided to stamp the word love, using Archival permanent waterproof ink.
Anita also sent me some moustache gems, which I placed above the O, its kinda like an offset hairpiece!!!
The embossed image was adhered with silicone as I wanted it to be raised slightly off the tag.
A little chit chat sticker covered the word Patisserie that is on the stamp.
So thats my finished Tag.
Now I wonder what have you been up to?
Whatever it is I hope you are enjoying the weekend. If you drop by please leave a comment and I shall get back to you as soon as I can.
Take Care and Crafty Hugs