I was hoping that 2015 would be a slower year than 2014 which seemed to fly by – but, March is almost over and I haven’t made Tim’s Tag for March 2015 yet! His colors were bright and Spring-like which drew me to it immediately! This was one of the rare occasions when I had just about every product used for the tag so I attempted to create something almost exactly like the master himself.
To begin, just adhere some torn Tissue Tape to a Manila Tag. Assemble bright colored Distress Paints and smush some color onto a Craft Sheet. Spritz with Water (I did about 4 sprays) and swipe your tag through a few times to cover it completely. Immediately spray the tag with Water to allow the colors to blend and then heat set. Blot any extra paint off with a Flour Sack Cloth.
Funny story…I had all my “goodies” out and was so preoccupied with doing the technique correctly that I inadvertently picked up a plain tag to swipe through the paint. I couldn’t figure out what I had done wrong that would cause the paint to completely cover up the tissue tape! When I repeated the process, I saw the first Tissue Taped Tag and realized my mistake. LOL So…now I have two tags PLUS the extras that I used to mop up what was left of the paints. Don’t forget to do that! You’ll get some great looking backgrounds for your stash! I’m sure you’ll see them again some time in the future. 😉
Next, apply Texture Paste through a Stencil and cover with Gold Embossing Powder. Allow to dry and then heat set.
You’ll get a beautiful raised effect with the embossing and Texture Paste.
Use the matching Distress Stains to dye a piece of Crinkle Ribbon and then tie it into a Double Bow (See a VIDEO HERE for How To Die A Double Bow Using Your Fingers) and attach it to the top of the tag with Glue Dots.
Attach a Typed Token to the Ribbon using a Trinket Pin and Jump Ring. Touch Tarnished Brass Distress Paint to a Mini Numeral and then staple it to the Tag with a Mini Attacher. Use Jute String to adhere a Word Band to the bottom of the Tag. Use Idea-ology Sprocket Gears and a Pen Nib to finish the tag.
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Tim’s 12 Tags of 2015 – March