Monday, April 1, 2013

Tim Holtz's April Inspired Tag

So..  we are on spring break... the kids are off.. I am off.. the weather is beautiful...  I should be outside, however, last night at 12:30 am..  I noticed that Tim Holtz had posted his April tag.  Now, I am BRAND new to the whole Tim Holtz world, but I've fallen fast and hard.  I've really been collecting things but haven't really started to use them, however last night I was so inspired I wanted to get working on it right away, however, I didn't have the distress paints... something I'd been "saving" for.  Well, it is a good thing I work for our local scrapbook store, and even better that I have a key (the store is closed Mondays) because I couldn't wait and first thing this morning I went and picked up some of the paints.  Sadly we were all sold out of the metallic distress paints, but I picked up what I could.  I already had the metallic distress stains at home and figured I'd be able to make something work.

Once home, and got a few things done around the house - it can't be all play (can it?!) I sat down and started creating.  Tim Holtz has done an amazing tutorial on how to get the fantastic patina look so I followed it as best as I could.  The big difference for me was using the paint without the metallic paints and then adding an extra step by adding the metallic stains.

I also didn't have the gorgeous dragonfly stamp - or really anything that allowed for me to stamp the image on the tag and then stamp on to the "clearly for art" (which I didn't have either).  So I chose the typewriter from one of his new sets and just stamped right onto some upcycled plastic - it was actually the cover from a set of Tim Holtz embossing folders that I had recently purchased.  I heated it to dry - just like he did - and it worked perfectly.

So, here is what I came up with...  I am so happy with how it worked!!

Distress Paint - vintage photo, peeled paint, salty ocean and broken china
Distress Stain - antiqued bronze, tarnished brass
Distress Ink - evergreen bough, broken china, vintage photo, peeled paint
Tissue Tape - Commute
Word Bands
Crinkle Ribbon
Stamp from Mini Blue Prints 4

Gears were from bead landing from Michael's
Brads were from my stash

9 comments: said...

You did a wonderful job on your tag. I love the typewriter and that tape is to die for.

Truly Lori said...

Your tag turned out really great. Love the old typewriter stamp!

iGirlZoe said...
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iGirlZoe said...

Really nice tag. The typewriter works so well. Love the vintage feel to it. Thanks for sharing. :)

Lafinsol said...

Awesome Moira, love it, love it, love it...isn't falling fun?...LOL

Monique said...

great tag! And I love the corner!

Cathy Michels said...

Love your tag and the subtle coloring. Having the key to the store sounds very dangerous! :)

Belinda Basson said...

The metalics have not landed in SA yet so I too used the Distress stains. Worked well. Love your stamp and I also used packaging. Tim is all about making things work for you and not replicating the original. Great tag.

Winnie said...

Such a fun tag! I love typewriters and how you used it. I love the Tim tape on it too. (I take the subway at the stop on that tape! Made me smile!)