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.

8 comments:

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!!
Hugs
Vivi

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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