Tuesday, May 14, 2013

12 Tags of 2013: May Edition

It's May and time to play along with Tim Holtz and his 12 Tags of 2013.  Tim's AWESOME rub ons are the featured technique in this month's tag and the entire thing is paper crafting perfection. 

As always I like to start with showing Tim's tag.
Tim Holtz's tag Source: Tim Holtz
I love Tim's tag so much; the colors themselves as well as the saturation of color are eye catching;  the rub ons; the awesome Idea-ology trinkets; and the stamping all add to the dimension and texture of this tag.  For more information about the specifics of how to make this look, check out Tim's post.

My tag:
The Idea-ology Enameled Tags are amazing by themselves but add a rub on or two and it easily becomes one of my favorite embellishments.  It is easy to age or change the color of the tags using alcohol inks as I did on this tag.  On the rainbow tag-below- I didn't color the Enameled Tag; they look great either way. 
For months I have envied the gorgeous ribbons that Paula Cheney makes using Distress Stains.  My ribbons always looked washed out compared to hers and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what I was doing wrong...until last week.  It all boiled down to the fact that I was being cheap.  I was spraying the tag with water to saturate it and then I wasn't using enough stain.  This time I misted the ribbon with only a little water- just to help the stain spread easily.  I LOVE the way these look.  Especially the rainbow ribbon below.
The first tag I made I did pretty close to the way Tim did. While I love the colors I do think the pink/green tag is more interesting.  My central stamp just isn't that interesting on top off all that color.
But oh, that ribbon.....

I do have two more to share so be sure to come back tomorrow.

Toss some glitter in the air.

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1 comment:

  1. The orange in the 2nd tag is fabulous - love it! Mind you, both tags turned out really well. And you're right, the ribbon turned out great.


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