I’m always happy when I’m playing with my Distress Inks and Idea-ology Toys! I wanted to have another go at Tim’s August Tag of 2014. He talked about using things that inspire you so I took out all my faves and started over.
I applied Multi-Medium-Matte to the back of some Tissue Tape that was the wrapping for a gift I received from a dear friend. I’ve been hanging onto it because I love it – which is exactly why I decided to use it for this tag. I also applied some Symphony and Sketch Book Tissue Tape.
I taped the TH Clockworks Stencil to the Tag and applied Crackle Embossing Paste through it and then did the same with the TCR Harlequin Stencil.
I allowed them to dry completely.
I wanted to use Bronze Idea-ology Charms but I didn’t have matching ones – which, of course, is not a problem if you have the right color Distress Paints! I used Evergreen Bough and Antique Bronze. Peeled Paint is pictured here but I decided not to use any of it.
Using my finger, I coated the silver Word Band and Mini Gears with the Antique Bronze Distress Paint and heat set it. When it cooled enough so that I could touch it again, I applied some Evergreen Bough Distress Paint and did the same to the Bronze Key and Charms. The Word Band was tied to the Tag using Jute String. A Mini Corner was distressed and added to the corner of the Tag.
I used an old tag that I had sponged with the Clockworks Stencil and the Pediments Die to cut this shape out for the top of the tag. I stamped the Fleur de Lis (from the TH French Flight Stamp and Die Set) in Versamark Ink and embossed it with Black Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. I used the matching Die to cut it out (so easy!).
Next, I used Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Evergreen Bough Inks and Stains because they are my absolute favorites! I sponged some of the Inks on the Fleur de Lis.
I rubbed a little Inka Gold onto the Pediment.
Next, I used the Distress Inks directly onto the surface of the Tag and spritzed with water to blend them.
I heat set the tag. Next, I used a Sponge Dauber to apply Distress Embossing Ink to some of the edges of the Tag and Pediment and added Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder to create the look of Rust.
I used the same technique to “rust” the Key and then dyed some Crinkle Ribbon using the same color Distress Stains and tied it through the Key. I used a Tiny Attacher to put the Filmstrip onto the Tag and then adhered the Pediment to the top of the Tag with Score-Tape.
I used a Vial Label and a Remnant Rub to create “Travel the World” and then adhered a Fragment Tag over it and tied a piece of Black Jute String to it before adhering it to the Tag.
I used a TH Script Stamp to apply random writing to the Tag. You can see it on the Pediment in this photo.
I love the way the Key turned out!
I applied Rock Candy Crackle Paint to the Fleur de Lis and then attached it to the Tag. I LOVE crackle!
This is the mess I created while making the Tag. Why is it so hard to be creative AND neat? LOL!
Here’s another view of the Tag.
You can see how all the design elements add to the finished look of the Tag.
Here’s another photo of the finished Tag.
Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2014 – August
Mixed Media Monthly – Stencils and Paste
Inspiration Emporium – Everything Goes
Eclectic Paperie – Embossing
Country View Challenges – Word Play