Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas...Day 6

I can't believe it's half over!! I am having so much fun learning new techniques, watching the videos, and looking at other people's interpretations of the tags!!
Tim's Tag for today:

My tag for today:


My favorite part of the tag I made has to be the little wreath charm that I made!
I followed Tim's techniques pretty closely for the tag itself. I finally got out those paint dabbers that hadn't been used yet, used some yellow, greens and black acrylics in addition. I didn't have the metal foil tape, so I die cut a tag with a free svg from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Shipping Tags, out of a silver metallic cardstock from my stash, and embossed it with a Tim Holtz embossing folder (not the exact one he used, but I think this one worked okay, too). I sanded with a fine grit sand paper (after drying the paint, of course),  distressed it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and coated the tag with UTEE and heat embossed twice.
For my little wreath, I cut and hand painted a tiny wreath on a scrap of the silver metallic cardstock, sanded the edges and top of the wreath a little bit, Inked with Perfect Medium all over (pressed the wreath into the Perfect Medium), lightly inked with Walnut Stain, then coated with a thick layer of UTEE (sprinkled it on there like sugar!), melted, and coated again. I added some rhinestones that I colored red with a Sharpie marker, and then punched a tiny hole for the jump ring in the top holly leaf. Added a piece of hand dyed silvery gray seam binding, some fasteners, and I was finished! What do you think?

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Dec. 07, 2011. Thanks again.

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  2. Very cool! I just want to say that I am enjoying following your tag journey!

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  3. Great painting on this one. WOW ton of work! I have made about 5 of these!

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  4. I love your wreath too! And your tag came out wonderful!

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