Few days back I was going through my old blog posts and realized that I had missed sharing with you my January tag in series '12 Tags of 2015'. This may not be the perfect time of the year to share something linked to the cold January month, but my January tag is filled with bright colours and metallic shimmer, so maybe you bear with me :)
In addition to the nice techniques used I liked the idea of creating a collage of meaningful words. Especially in a project that was highlighting the beginning of a new year; when picking up important words and themes I felt like I was both predicting and making a wishlist for the new year. I don't believe in new year's resolutions, so maybe this was my way to remind myself to allocate enough time to things that are important to me.
Tim Holtz suggested on his January tutorial to use patterned tissue paper on the tag background. As I did not have it, I made my own by stamping a collage on white tissue paper. As ink I used black Archival. Worked just as well, I think!
Love all the golden details!
I did not have the suggested supplies for writing the year on the tag, so I die-cut the elements myself: For '20' I used the large 'Worldplay' die, and for 'Fifteen' a Sizzix decorative strip die from a bit older collection. 'Fifteen' is cut from corrugated cardstock, and '20' from chipboard.
Golden shimmer on 'Fifteen' is achieved with rubbing decorative metallic paste ('Goldfinger' by Daler Rowney) on the die-cut letters. This medium is easily applied with fingers, and it gives even porous surfaces a great metallic look. The only downside is that it is not the easiest thing to remove from your fingers. So there I was the next morning in the office with somewhat golden fingertips :D