Monday, December 26, 2011

12 Tags this Thursday!

This Thursday we're back with two more of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. We'll be focusing on days 5 & 6. The techniques featured in these tags are alcohol ink and acrylic and using Ranger metal foil tape to create a faux enameled look.

If you'd like to join us, just stop by!  You can pick up a kit with a tag and all the die cut pieces for $3.50 each.  You can check out all twelve of this year's tags with directions at Tim Holtz's blog.

Here's what you'll need to bring:

Day 5 tag:  alcohol inks (Tim used cranberry, red pepper, and watermelon), ink applicator tool, archival ink/jet black, green paint (lettuce paint daubber), pumice stone distress ink, ink blending tool, glossy accents, tiny attacher, sanding grip,  pearls.

I'll bring my seasonal stamps, but if you have a favorite set you'd like to use, by all means bring it! I created a second tag with different shades of green alcohol ink and a snowflake stamp that I just love - you can see the background below.

Two different backgrounds using the same technique -  different colors, different stamps:

Day 6 tag:  paint dabbers or acrylic paint (assorted colors), glossy accents, distress ink (walnut stain),  ink blending tool, heat gun, clear embossing powder, burnishing block, charm and ribbon.

I decided to use a wooden embellishment from Kaisercraft on my tag, but we got more of Tim's Christmas charms in last week!

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