30 days before Christmas projects

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tim Holtz March tag

The new "mixing techniques" tag is up on the Tim Holtz blog and I jumped on my scrap table to create one !
The tag is mixing dimensional die cut and textures.


I follow the steps to create this tag, but I didn't have all the great materials from Tim Holtz. So I improvised a little bit... I cut a piece of mailing box and teared it a bit on the surface. I applied some gesso on it and sprayed Tattered Leather and Black Magic glimmer mists over it (Tattered Angels), then add splatters of Antique Gold high impact paint (TA).I didn't have the butterfly die, so I used a chipboard to draw it on the back, and cut it with a craft knife.


For the background, I covered ivory cardstock with tissue tape (Tim Holtz) and cut a tag with a Sizzix die. I cut another tag, and use two thinlits (Tim Holtz/Sizzix) to create the dimension. I adhere this tag over the one with tissue tape and add gelatos (Faber-Castell) as I didn't have the new distress crayons...

A small metal jewelry piece with a twine finished the tag. The word inside came from a Cosmo Cricket stickers sheet. 

This was very fun to create, don't hesitate to try these techniques !

10 comments:

  1. You cut out the butterflies by hand - very impressive. I am also impressed with how you made the background. The colors are beautiful. It's a beautiful tag.

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    1. Thank you Lucy ! I just followed Tim's instructions, but I'm pleased with the add of tissue tape...

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  2. I love your tag! The colors are so soft, looking. Don't Ya just love those Gelatos?! They go on like butter. Very inspiring- can't wait to start mine.

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    1. Thanks Christina ! I use two bright gelatos I got as sample at CHA. Got my eyes on the aqua too...

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  3. Very pretty and I can't believe you hand cut the butterflies - wow! I love your colors also :-)

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    1. Thank you Marty ! I have a soft spot for every kind of cutting...

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  4. Nice job ! I may try to follow the step by step after the spring break ...

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    1. You should give it a try, it's fun and easy. And I know you have a lot of die and Tim's products...

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