31 August, 2014

12 Tags of 2014: August


Time for show you my latest tag in series '12 Tags of 2014'!
This time we were asked to play with texture paste, stamps, Distress Stains, metallic embellishments, and washi tape masks. Fun! (Follow this link for complete Tim Holtz tag tutorial)

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Tim Holtz and his product lines, I love playing with his inspirational stamps, but this time I wanted to use a different range of products. Actually my August tag could be labelled as '3rd Eye meets Tim Holtz', as all the stamps and masks I used were from a Polish manufacturer, 3rd Eye.

On the tutorial the main image was stamped on white washi tape. Washi tape resists the Distress Stains and highlights the image stamped on it. However, my white washi tapes had a lot of black texture, and because I did not want my main image to get too busy, I decided to use stamped white tissue paper for this purpose. I glued strips of it down with gel medium, and I think it worked out quite fine. I only used gel medium on the back side of the tissue paper as I did not want the area to fully resist all water soluble colors.

The metallic embellishments except the one flower shaped piece are washers I have purchased from a local hardware store. I think they look pretty good when you paint and distress them. Not all metallic embellishments need to be expensive!

The grid pattern on the background is again one of the hardware store purchases: Drywall tape cut in narrow strips and glued down on the tag.

The original tutorial suggested to embellish the tag with a piece of film strip, but I replaced that with leaf/spike patterns stamped on foil.

This was again such a fun project to make. A new 12 Tags of 2014 tutorial will be revealed soon, and I can't wait to see what Tim has come up with this time! lol!

Wishing you a great and inspiring weekend,
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  1. Aivan ihana. Mulla jäi kesken tagi.

    1. Kiitos Ansku. Vähän viime tippaan jäi minullakin - kuten lähes joka kerta ;)

  2. it is really nice with wonderful colors !!

  3. Wow, beautiful tag! Stunning details. Xx

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    1. I'm so happy to see you visiting my blog! Big thanks to you for all your 3rd Eye inspiration. Keeps me going! :)

  5. Wow !! You r so amazing :)

  6. I love your interpretation, Elina! So unique and different from the original one, still so beautiful!

    1. Thank you Gio for your kind and encouraging words!


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