Ok, part of 2015 is I want to focus on creating more, and spreading the love around to all the things I love to create. I LOVE artsy fartsy, mixed media, painty creations! I have always loved everything Tim Holtz. I have been fortunate enough to many classes with him over the years, Ranger U included. I have taught quite a few artsy fartsy classes over the years and I have an etsy shop (which has been very neglected) where I have featured mixed media canvases and have created many custom canvases for people. I have been admiring Tim’s tags he has been featuring monthly for awhile now. Some of the techniques he has shared have shown up in projects of mine, but this year I want to participate! SO even though my to-do list was a million miles long, I ignored that last weekend and took some time to create my tag for January. I am SO glad that I did. I love my tag, I got paint under my nails AND it inspired another project that I am head over heels in love with! ( I will be sharing THAT on my blog tomorrow)
So let’s get started! Here is Tim’s tag for January. He gives awesome step by step directions of how he got his tag to look this way- definitely check it out!
Shocker, I had most of the supplies he was using, so I didn’t have to improvise too much. I’m sure that won’t always be the case or sometimes I know I will want to switch things up, and that is perfectly fine!
I keep underestimating just how awesome Tim’s tissue paper is. I love that is slightly thicker then regular tissue paper so it can withstand painting and inking! We used it at the November Loft Art Retreat and I still had some in my stash. In Tim’s instructions he used Rangers Glue & Seal for adhering it. I didn’t have any of that so I used Dina Wakley’s Gel Medium instead. I LOVE LOVE LOVE and hoard Tim’s chit- chat stickers. They are perfect to add to almost any project. So happy to get to pick out words that meant something to me and reflect on my hopes and dreams for 2015.
I couldn’t find my picket fence distress paint, so I just watered down some white acrylic paint for the splattering. I like to point out the changes in supplies I am using so that you can see you don’t need to have all the supplies to be able to create and participate! I ended up going a little heavy with the splattering because I couldn’t find my Distress Marker Spritzer so I chose to splatter some of the Distress Spray Stains in tarnished brass, but I’m ok with it. Embrace the Imperfections right? I didn’t have the alpha parts he did so I used some left over ones I had from the Simon Says Create event, and spelt out my one little word instead.
Note: plastic melts ha! I had already tied my crinkle ribbon on my tag and it was still a little wet, so I was heating it with my Ranger heat tool until I started to see smoke and my “focus” letters were curling… oops! Embrace the Imperfection 😉
I love how my tag turned out, imperfections and all. I love the project it inspired me to create, again I will share that with you tomorrow. I look forward to this creative journey, monthly as I participate in Tim Holtz’s 12 tags of 2015! Hope you will journey along with me!