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Distressed Holiday Tag

>> Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The techniques Tim Holtz used on his May tags are so awesome: tissue paper resist, adding texture paste, sponging, stenciling, attaching findings, metallic sprays, and making flowers.  I so wanted to try them all together on a tag.

I started with a white sheet of paper, and I cut it with a Sizzix Tim Holtz Cabinet Die.  Then I stamped the DRS Designs Merry Christmas Especially to You Greeting on the top and the Giant Poinsettia image on the bottom left corner.  I stamped another Giant Poinsettia on another sheet and formed up some leaves. Next, I used a chicken wire stencil and added some modeling paste.  Once the modeling paste dried, I sponged on some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Then, I cut some stars (I cut one in half) and added them on.  The May cool technique is to take some tissue paper tape and cover some spots on your project before spraying. I didn't have any tissue paper tape so I used some washi tape.  I covered the sentiment and some parts of the stars and sprayed on some Fireworks spray.  When the tape was peeled off, the sentiment was highlighted beautifully and the stars had some very cool shading going on.  To pop up the flower, I cut a few leaves and popped them up.  I added some gold leaves, some little berries, and a star button out of my findings box.

So fun, I am going to try all this again soon!.


Janett Ray said...

Nancy you are the queen of mixed media. Your tag is beautiful and the description is perfect, love the way the flower pop's up from the tag.

Robin Clendenning said...

I love your textured Christmas tag Nancy!! Your colors are so pretty! Beautiful mixed media art!!

Shelia said...

OH what a fabulous tag, Nancy. Love all the elements & texture!

Karin said...

Nancy your projects always showcase great textures and creativity! Love the gorgeous colors and the addition of the 3 dimensional details!

Sue said...

What a beautiful tag Nancy!! So much to look at, I keep finding new things!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous tag, Nancy! Love all the texture & fabulous color.

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