Sunday, April 28, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 April with Tim Holtz!! =)

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I was able to play along with the FUN 12 Tags of 2013 April Challenge over on the Tim Holtz Blog!!
This month the challenge was to create a Patina Background using the New Distress Paints!! I found a REALLY neat Effect when I combined the Distress Paints with the Distress Stains and I hope you'll give it a try!! =) Here is my take on the challenge!!


I started by covering my Tag with a mixture of Distress Paints (Weathered Wood, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss)
along with Distress Stain (Antiqued Brass and Tarnished Bronze)  I used my mat and squeezed all of these together on my mat in their own area!! I then ran my tag through to pick up the colors!! I then moved my tag to a paper towel and sprayed it with water making the colors move and blend together!! The stain resisted and left a FUN Transparent area with the metallic sheen!! I LOVE the way it looks and feel it works almost better than using the Metallic Paints!! I sure hope you'll give it a try, cause I know you'll LOVE the effect too!!
I used the Map stamp and the Hot Air Balloon!! I used Wendy Vecchi's Sheets and stamped the Hot Air Balloon onto it and molded it to give it a 3-D look!! I also used Broken China Distress Embossing Powder to fill in the Hot Air Balloon after I colored the image in with a Embossing Pen on my tag and I LOVE the way it looks!! It added a extra touch of life to my balloon!! I covered a smaller tag with the same patina treatment and stamped it with the Air Mail stamp and then used a Metal Tag that I painted with the Broken China Distress Paint!! I stamped my sentiment and added some black burlap twine and two different bows in matching colors!!  I LOVE the way my tag turned out!!

THANKS for stopping by and I hope you'll go to Tim's Blog and play along!!?? If not at least visit to be totally Inspired by all of the entries!!  Have a Fabulous Week!!  =)



I'm a Little Teapot said...

Oh wow. Your tag is totally awesome!

Did you see the new May tag posted today? Really nice. Can't wait to see your take on it. :)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Just signed up as a follower! :)

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