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