Friday, August 15, 2014

Tim Holtz~12 Tags of 2014 & Mixed Media Mojo ~ August 15

Happy Friday!

Yay! The weekend is almost here:)

It has been a good few days of creative play. Using inspiration from the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014, Follow Your Muse August tag and Mixed Media Mojo August Challenge: Mixed Media Tag, generated lots of fun playtime! Come play along, there is still lots of time!

Feel free to click each image for a larger view :)

I followed Tim's technique, starting with a plain manila tag that I cut from a manila folder. I like to economize and upcycle as I can so I can buy the good stuff like paints:)  I love the filmstrip Washi tape so I added 2 strips. Then I added the cityscape stamp and then stamped it again above the first impression without re-inking with Jet Black Archival. The did the same with the wonderful balloon stamp.

After stamping I added some texture paste using the Harlequin stencil, love that one too! I added stars too, stars and diamonds, must haves!

Then the painty part. I sprayed water all over the surface of the tag. Then made some Distress Stain puddles on my craft mat. I swiped the tag through them. Once that part was dry I applied more color directly onto the tag. I really like how whispy the stains came out. I stamped the sentiment with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed it in black, I love shiny things!

I added these photos of the tag backlit. I am sooo in love with the glow it has. It really shows off the awesome qualities and layers of Distress Stains. To me it adds so much to the dreamy nature of the imagery.

I hope you like the tag, if you have the time, I appreciate all comments<3

I am linking to Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 August  HERE

and another really fun place to play:

Mixed Media Mojo, they have a new Challenge each month, visit and join in! I am humbly adding a DT to my linky:) See it all HERE


  1. I saw your tag on MMMojo and wanted to tell you that this is so pretty and has lots of depth! Awesome job!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and visits:)

  2. Love your tag! This is fabulous!! Gotta love Tim! Thanks for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo!!

    1. Thank you! Yes Tim's stuff is awesome and inspiring!

  3. Great tag design! I really like the filmstrip washi tape, and the sentiment. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge!

  4. Kim can you email me at riann1973 at Yahoo dot com?


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