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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Tim's Tags 2013 - January

Well here we go again!! Tim's Tag is here, and the main techniques for this tag are embossing, distressing and a bit of stamping - simple, but as usual put together in Mr H's signature style.

Once again I hope to make two tags a month, 1 to keep and 1 to give away.

- Don't have any kind of clock or gear embossing folder, but used my 'that special touch' gears mask through the GC to get an embossed effect. Inked up with the same inks as Tim - Rusty Hinge, Iced Spruce and Stormy Sky - as this was not a combination I woud have naturally put together. It pays to experiment, I liked it but I was a tad heavy handed - out of practice I guess. Edged with walnut stain.

- I only have die cut gears on heavyweight card as I don't posess the die. I painted them with my adirondack metallic dabbers, pouncing them to get texture. I have missed a few spots and they look a bit bright - no worries we're going to grunge them up - I like to add distress embossing powder to anything 'faux' metallic as I really like the effect. Although there are all sorts of colours, I only have one - tea dye - which I have had 4EVA, it never seems to get any less even though after clear EP I use it the  most. Anyhow, once I have heated it and rubbed a little (you could add it before the paint dries) I colour with inks or whatever to get the colour I want. (Looks cool on real metal as well).

- No film ribbon so stamped image onto acetate. Being acetate I used Stazon, despite the likelihood it will eat my acrylic stamp and so went immediately to clean it. For reasons I don't fully understand I squeezed my stazon cleaner bottle really hard causing the cap to pop off.
Well that was a mess I hadn't planned on.

- Guess who didn't read 'archival ink' when stamping on the ribbon? I'm pleased to report that it also works if you colour it first then stamp (for the second time because the DI you used initially ran ....). Like the effect though, stamping ribbon is cool.

- Finally chose my sentiments and added a few metal gears. I have to admit to being a bit more frugal with these than Mr H, but they do add a certain finishing touch.

So there's the first one, 11 more (or 22 in my case) to go. If you haven't seen it already and would like to enter my January Art Draw for a set of 12 Tim inspired tags a la Tags of 2012 then you can find the relevant post here.

See Ya Soon.


Brenda Brown said...

Love your post Cindy and your clever ways of creating the elements for adding to the tag which is a brilliant take on Tim's. Great idea to create two and have a giveaway. Thanks for your lovely visits to my blog.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sandy said...

Clever you to do the film stamp on acetate and cut it out looks great.. Love the gears and the little arrow. Great colors.
Sandy :)

sandee said...

Well, I guess all my stamps will get eaten away since I use Stazon on them all the time...oh well, you can tell I'm not much of a stamper since I didn't know that tidbit of information! lol Love your tags! waving hi from the hills ofNorth Carolina ♥

Netty said...

Terrific tags Cindy. Annette x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great tags Cindy, love your take on them!

Jackie said...

Cindy, thanks so much for following along with us at Muse!

Your tags are wonderful! LOVE those gears you made!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh, I have to laugh that you are not as generous with your embellishments as Mr. Tim. I agree! But I promise if I had someone sponsoring me and giving me product I'd double or triple my usage!!! I like your take on Tim's tags. I made some ATCs with his design in mind. I had different plans originally but the end result only had the embossed background (gears like you, not clocks) that had been sponged. I confess that I got lazy once I realized that 15 ATCs is a lot.

Shary said...

These are stunning Cindy, really love the sentiments.x

Cathy L. Calamas said...

What a clever way to emboss those gears. Great idea! THe tags turned our wonderful!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

These tags are FANTASTIC xxx

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