Friday, 26 February 2016

Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 - February

Hi Everyone,

Just in the nick of time, here's my February journal page inspired by the amazing Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 - this year, Tim is revisiting tutorials from previous years and combining two techniques to create a new tag.

Here's his gorgeous February tag, which combined monoprinting with stencils and heat embossing with texture paste ...

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This year, I'm making little pages instead of tags, so I can keep them all together in the gorgeous leather bound journal which my friend Trina gave me for Christmas. On the back of each page I will make notes about the techniques used to create it - so it should be a handy reference.

Here's my version of Tim's February tag ...

As luck would have it, I had recently treated myself to a pack of these wonderfully quirky vintage passport photos from Tim Holtz so this was the perfect opportunity to use one - although it was difficult to choose which one to use!
 
I really enjoyed using a couple of stencils to try some monoprinting with Distress Inks to create an interesting background, and I loved the effect of using metallic embossing powder on texture paste applied through another stencil - although once I started layering various bits and bobs over it you can hardly see any of the background! 

Finally, here's a picture of the mess my workdesk was in by the time I had finished playing ...


It was fun though! :o) 

Thanks for visiting my blog today, see you again soon.

Annie xxx


4 comments:

Helen Wallace said...

Clever girl...your take on the challenge looks fab and I love the idea of making a small page to keep in an book for ready reference.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Love the idea of your journal! You'll have an amazing collection of pages by the end of the year! What a great take on the challenge this month!

toni said...

What a great idea to use your journal, your take on the tag is gorgeous ! X

Val Thorpe said...

I love that idea of making a book instead of tags. Such a good idea. I saw someone else who was doing an art journal page with them. Also cool. I need to get onto this months one. I can't believe I havent' been here for so long.