Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Tim Holtz style tag

I am pretty excited about this tag! It was about 20 degrees celcius the last 2 days but now it is snowing again! Since 1pm today we have got about 2cm of snow. It is so sad. Hopefully this project will bring anyone else who is still seeing white a bit of spring hope :)
I really love the grungeboard letters! Crackle paint sticks so well to them! I never fully tested this until today when I had to rip some glue dots off the back of my letters. It took alot of effort to get the glue off but the paint never fell off. To get the blueish tinge I sprayed some of my dyed mist onto a sponge and dabbed it on.
I was very excited to try a new mask technique! Well the technique is not new but the mask is. I made it! yes WOW. And for a first try it was quite sucessful! The only bad thing was that I put on to much mist so it soaked into the paper and under the mask. You can still see the image though because of all the inking.
This is how I made my own mask
1. Find a picture online that you want to make a mask of. Try searching silhouette in google images. When you find a picture change it to the size you want using Word and then print it.
2. Trace the outline onto some clear or light coloured macktack. I did this against a window or you could use a tracing light box. Use a permanent pen that will not smear off.
3. Carefully cut out the design with scissors or a craft knife. Your mask is ready to use! To store for later use I put mine in a sticker book.
See all the neat textures? Pretty cool. I also did alot of stamping and inking along with my misting :) The wire is a cool addition too.
Supply List:
  • ink- tea dye distress ink, chocolate chip, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, food dye
  • paper- very vanilla, light chipboard, dark brown
  • stamps- canvas SU, collage press office policy, gel-a-tins wild things
  • other- grungeboard, antique linen crackle paint, bronze wire, edge distresser, ribbon, spray bottle


Jennifer McNab said...

Wow. Its those letters you work REALLY hard on! That tag looks really good. To bad winter came again. icky. I love the flowers on the tag to. It looks so cool! Almost like the flower has a shadow. And the tinted blue look pretty awesome to. Ok. Im ranting.

KAT said...

Heather love the tag and that you made your own mask for it.... It's beautiful!