September Tim Holtz Tag

I finally managed to do the September Tim Holtz tag.  This month is flying by.  I haven’t seen any of Tim’s new stencils in the stores yet, so I made some stencils out of my die cuts.  This month I used Strathmore mixed media paper for my tag base, and loved how it took the abuse I dished out!  I started with one of my favorite stencils by the Crafter’s Workshop called Mini Cubist.

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I added some sunset colors for background.  I applied the Distress paint to the craft sheet and then dragged the tag through it in the best Tim Holtz fashion.

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I’ve heard that the daubers don’t dry out, but mine are.  Had a terrible time getting my Black Soot Distress Paint to flow.  After a lot of banging and squeezing it finally release itself from its plastic prison.  I believe it is caused by the caps not sealing very well, and thus allowing the top of the dauber to dry out.  But I digress, back to the process.  I cut a piece of acetate using Sizzix Weathered Clock die cut to make a mask.  I then sprayed it with some yummy Lindys Stamp Gang Cocoa Bean Copper.

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For the next layer I made a stencil using acetate out of Sizzix Umbrella Man die cut.  I inked the Umbrella Man in with some Black Soot Distress Ink, using my ink blending tool.

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I then mixed some Blended Fibers with a drop of black acrylic ink (both by Liquitex).  Another favorite stencil of mine by The Crafter’s Workshop is Branches.  I used my colored Blended Fibers with the Branches stencil.  I love the texture the fiber gel media gives the branches.

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Here is how it looks completely dry.

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I used a saying stamp by Stampers Anonymous in the Odds and Ends collection.  Distressed the paper by inking it and covering it with a coat of Distress Crackle Paint.

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I stained and stenciled some crinkle ribbon and added it along with various little metal bits and pieces that I found in my stash.  Of course I distressed them by adding some black paint and then attacking them with a sanding block before I glued them down.  The moon was just added  to the ribbon with a jump ring.

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Here is another picture in full sun.  Notice how that copper color really shines!

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Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week everyone!

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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One Response to September Tim Holtz Tag

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors you used for your back ground, and I’m normally a blue and purple kind of a gal! Awesome job, thanks for sharing!

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