Projects, techniques & tutorials of my mixed media art, stamping & scrapbooking. My art is inspired by many ... Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen, Richele Christensen, Marjie Kemper, Seth Apter, to name a small few. I've been doing this for over 15 years, and there's always something new, and more to learn. I love to teach & share what I learn!
My craft table has been piled high with stuff since I hosted my family Christmas party here Can you guess where I hid all the loose miscellaneous stuff while cleaning up for my guests? You guessed it! My husband also had to get to the sump pump down here in my studio, so he cleaned out that part of the room and just piled everything on the floor. Well, after weeks of cleaning things up, I finally got my table and floor cleaned up (well, you can walk again, lol), so I had another playdate with my friends Grace & Mercedes. We haven't been able to work on any of Tim's tag this year, so we decided to just start with the current month: April.
Here's what Tim's tag looks like, and you can get all his instructions on his blog here. I'm also going to add this tag for a couple of challenges:
We did the Paint Resist technique. I used one of Tim's new Ledger background stamps with Antique Linen Distress Paint for my resist. Then, I sprayed some Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac and Twisted Citron Distress Ink Sprays and heated to dry. I added some stamping using one of Wendy Vecchi's earlier sets, and some of Tim's Rub-Ons.
For my dimensional element, I added one of Tim's Idea-ology arrows, one of his cute little paper clips, and a charm.
The paper I used for my mosaic flower was from one of Tim's older paper collections. I used Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder for my faux grout, and then "painted" all the pieces of paper with Glossy Accents. I edged the Tattered Flower with Wendy Vecchi's Orange Blossom Archival Ink, and also added some around the edges of the tag.
The leaf stamp was just a solid image, so I added some fine black pen work around the leaves, and then added some dots with a very fine white paint pen.
We were all very creative, and did entirely our own interpretations of Tim's tag.
Mercedes tag: Using Tim's papers, she cut out bottle caps and a Nebraska license plate to decorate her butterfly.
She couldn't decide on the purple, or the green ruffled ribbon, so she used both!
She added a rub-on, and finished it off with the Giggle tag.
Grace's winged heart came out soft and lovely.
We always have so much fun creating these tags. We're going to try and get together more often!