Monday, September 29, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014-September

I am running down to the wire as usual...:)  I had the majority of my tag completed last week and then the daily grind of life got in the way.

I tried twice to achieve the "faded layers" effect that Tim so wonderfully demonstrated in his tutorial.  My first problem is that I don't own any real "light" alcohol ink colors.  My first attempt was with Latte and the Burlap stencil...not too bad, but I was not I set it aside for a later project.  My second attempt was with Butterscotch and the bubble stencil...probably still too dark for the technique, but I loved the color and decided to go with it.  If you squint you can see the faded bubbles in the center of the tag.  I chose to use Tim's balloon stamp and various remnant rubs focusing on life's adventures.  I made my two strips of alcohol ink color combinations and cut out birds by free hand.  I used alcohol ink alone to create the smeared effect on the birds and then set them in flight in a rainbow pattern on my tag.  

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Running down the wire, maybe, - but at least you did it, which is more than I did this month....

    Love your beautiful interpretation (like it better than Tim's in fact), the birds look wonderful!

  2. Thanks Astrid. I had a lot of fun making it. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog.