Monday, 10 August 2009

My first tag!

This is my very first Tim Holtz inspired tag! I have been wanting to try some new techniques for ages and I finally did it. Don't worry, I haven't thrown away High Hopes... I'm just trying a few new things for a change!

So... this tag is rather plain when compared to Tim's work but it was still really quite a challenge! I worked on it for hours... just getting the rough inky background was hard but the truth is... it was FUN! Distress ink ROCKS! I love doing the background with the ink and water... just so happens I'm not that good at it. Everything takes practice though! The reason I find it hard is because I like everything to look perfect. I can't see a bit of paper with not enough ink and just leave it like it is... I have to fix it... that's when I usually wreck it!

I tried my best to do this all like Tim does but with some substitutions. I did the Distress Ink background (here's a link to Tim's video), used my new Ink Blending Tool to sponge on some colour around the place (that tool ROCKS too!). I used my Darkroom Door Christmas set from last year for the reindeer. Then stamped a few stars in VersaMark and put Perfect Pearls on them to make a pretty shimmer and rubbed a little bit of gold metallic rub-ons on the reindeer! It's funny how I just summed a few hours work up into just a few sentences... if it was that quick and easy in real life it would get boring.


Rach said...

Amy this is so pretty. hugs rachxx

Handmade by Vivi said...

Amy, your tag is very pretty.. I could not figure out how to make one yet so I admire yours very much!!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Looking good!

Sunny regards, Renata

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

the tag is gorgeous! love the color & the reindeer :)

dpkennedy said...

Just beautiful!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love this tag Amy, it is so artistic and so beautiful! Great job! Looks like you've been doing them for years!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Fabulous! I just tried this for the first time too...oooh, it was fun!

Michell said...

The tag is amazing!!

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