Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tags for Christmas...Tim style!

From Tim Holtz's blog....
 (step 1): we're working with facets and the cool thing about these is they are flat on one side and faceted on the other so we have lots of options to be creative with - they also come with small jump rings so they're ready to be attached.
 (step 2): apply felt to the ink applicator tool.
 (step 3): apply random colors of adirondack alcohol ink to felt by squeezing the ink into the felt.
 (step 4): working on the FLAT side of the facet, tap inked tool over facet to colorize.
 (step 5): allow inks to dry for about 5 seconds and repeat with additional layers until desired look is achieved. let dry.
 *here i wanted to show you the variation in color intensity you can achieve by stopping at one layer of ink vs. adding additional layers. *for more info on using alcohol inks click here.
 (step 6): apply jet black archival ink to stamp and leave stamp rubber side up.
(step 7): press facet flat side down on to the stamp creating an INK to INK contact (alcohol ink to archival ink) and lift off.
 *okay so at this point you have an image stamped in black on the back of the facet - looks nice! you could leave it this way and dry it with a heat tool if you wish - BUT....we're not!
 (step 8): what we're going to do instead is immediately blot the archival ink off (while it's wet) with a soft dry cloth. blotting is going to lift the wet archival directly off of the facet. DO NOT wipe for this step, just blot off as much ink as you can. *it's important to work quickly becasue if the archival ink dries it will be permanent.
 (step 9): once you've blotted off the majority of the archival ink with the cloth, lightly wipe the remaining archival ink off with a soft cloth....and check it out!
 *that's right - the jet black archival ink removed the alcohol ink leaving the image completely clear! now if this step didn't work out quite right, don't worry you can simply go back and reink the facet covering everything up and try it again...another thing to keep in mind is that the image is now reverse so you shouldn't really do this technique with words...
 (step 10): apply a small amount of glossy accents to the outside edges only of the facet on the inked side.
 (step 11): place the facet on to white cardstock and hold in place to dry.
 (step 12): cut around the outside of the facet with a sharp pair of non-stick scissors.
(step 13): pierce the hole through top of the facet.
 *there you have it - an alcohol ink resist technique isn't it?
 (step 14): i wanted a festive background so i placed a tag over a piece of seasonal paper and traced around it.
 (step 15): cut out paper and adhere to tag.
 (step 16): punch hole in top of tag.
 (step 17): ink the edges of the tag with distress ink using ink blending tool.
 (step 18): i've found these really cool embellishments.
 (step 19): they are self adhesive so i adhered them to the bottom of the tag.
(step 20): next i cut up some prima bling flourishes and adhered to the tag.

 (step 21): attach facet to a mini pin with a small jump ring that are included with the facets.

.(step 22): color trimmings with distress ink (*see steps in previous tags) and tie on to tag. attach baubles to mini pin with jump rings and pin to trimmings.

 (step 23): select an adage ticket.

(step 24): ink edges of ticket with distress ink using an ink blending tool and secure to tag with mini clip.


Think of all the other things you can do with this idea.   How gorgeous would this be hanging from the Christmas tree without the tags and just the jewels.   OR jewelry!   Wow!   What can you make from this?

supplies: (ranger) craft sheet, adirondack alcohol inks/denim/sailboat blue/pool, archival ink/jet black, glossy accents, stickles/silver, ink applicator tool, distress ink/faded jeans, ink blending tool; (idea-ology) facets, swivel clasp, jump rings, baubles, trimmings, mini pins, mini clips, adage tickets, seasonal paper stash; (stampers anonymous) mini holidays stamp set, mini holidays 2 stamp set; (tonic) scissors;


Frequently Flowing Nuances said...

It is gorgeous tag but I didn't see anything about what products where used or where to find them. I especially liked the seasonal santa paper and would like to know who manufactured it and where to obtain it.

scrapbookpage said...

Hello. The supply list is at the end of this post. Right above the comments section. It is from "Paper Stash" a book at papers by Tim.