Friday, 6 July 2012

Made in Britain

Here's my tag for the July Tags of 2012 inspired by the amazing Tim Holtz. This month Tim came up with yet another gorgeous tag full of ideas and clever techniques - I don't know how he keeps coming up with new ideas all the time! I had to improvise quite a bit ...
Tim created brilliant "splats" by dripping alcohol inks onto glossy cardstock and then blasting with a can of air and then he stamped onto this with archival ink.
Not having any glossy cardstock or canned air, I improvised by dropping my alcohol inks onto acetate and then I blasting it with a used-up asthma inhaler! (no drugs left in it, but still has "puff"). The image was stamped onto white card with the acetate as an overlay.

Then I added lots of other bits and pieces, including one of the many union jack beer bottle tops which my husband has gallantly collected for me!
It's well worth a visit to the Tim Holtz blog to see how it should be done :)

2 comments:

BJ said...

Great improvisation I must say and a super tag too. BJ

Sue said...

Great idea with the inhaler-now I know what to do with my sons used ones! The colours have worked brilliantly & just love the bottle top (havent't seen them around) & the London stamps. Sx