Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dreaming Of Spring

On the FaceBook Group, Tim Holtz Addicts, they've begun a monthly challenge that focuses on one of the '12 Tags...' series that Tim used to do.  The technique chosen for January's challenge is to use Tissue Wrap. Since Tissue Wrap is discontinued, Collage Paper is also acceptable.  I've used both for my tag.  I've have step out pictures that mostly speak for themselves so I'll just add where I think it might be needed.  If you have a question, just ask in a comment or email me.  I'd be happy to answer.

Composer Tissue Wrap on a #10 manila tag.

Distress Paint - while wet lay a stencil over it - wipe with a baby wipe or damp cloth to remove paint.

Dry each layer before adding the next.

Since the Collage Paper goes clear where there is no printing I put white paint where I was going to glue it on.

I decided to mute the color between the two collage paper areas by adding the Picket Fence paint lightly.

This paper doll is from the Christmas pack. 

The lid from an empty Collage Medium bottle was used to "stamp" the circles.  First with Hickory Smoke but I decided it wasn't dark enough and repeated with Black Soot offsetting the circles slightly.

Border stamping using Archival Ink Jet Black.

I die cut the letters from white cardstock and then decided they should be black.  I painted them with Black Soot and actually like that better than I could have liked black cardstock.  Highlights added with a white gel pen. 

A typed token - Hope highlighted using Distress Crayon.  An index clip at the top.  A small talk sticker and the green is Distress Marker.

It's been an arctic blast here in Southern Iowa.  The coldest in like 40 years.  I'm looking forward to Spring :-)

Hugs, Wanda


sarascloset said...

Wanda, I saw this over on THA, and HAD to come over to see how it all came together! Thank you for the tutorial! Your tag is THE most beautiful spring creation. I've never seen the stencil used that way--going to have to give that a try. Hugs!

Turid said...

Oh, what a card! I LOVE how this is created from and artful mind, in the middle of an artic blast. Love everything, how daringly you are putting layer upon layer of stencils over that pristine music tissue paper, I dont think I would have been that bold, and I applore you for being. You inspire us to go out of our comfort zone. It comes together like a symphony. I dont think you revealed where the darling birds are from, are they too paper dolls_ And little did I know that I needed that alphabet, you are such a clever ambassador for ATT, all things Tim. Stay warm and carry on creating dreams of spring!

SewPaperPaint said...

This turned out beautifully Wanda! Such great mixed media techniques and the finished tag is such an inspiration. Big hugs, Autumn