TGIF!! Hello and WELCOME! to my new FB & blog followers!! I’m so glad that you’re here and today–I’m not going to keep you that long!! Mainly-because I didn’t take many ‘during’ pictures when I was putting this tag together. As I was going through my photos for editing, I was like–Where are all my pictures? It happens sometimes–I get into the crafty zone and ZOOM-away I go!! Kind of like this witch on her broom–WATCH OUT!! ;)
I’ve got 3 challenges that I want to enter this tag into and luckily, they’re all Halloween themed!
At Shopping Our Stash, it’s challenge #174 Halloween-75% of this tag is from my
hoard collection of stashes! This tag will also be my 2nd entry over at Artist Trading Post Exchange for their Halloween challenge for October and this is my Tim Holtz-esque inspired tag for A Vintage Journey’s Halloween-To Die For challenge.
A Vintage Journey, being a Tim Holtz inspired blog, wants to see Tim’s influence in our projects. Overall, I can truly say, the biggest influence Tim Holtz has had in my creativity is the introduction of making my own backgrounds using all kinds of wonderful mixed medias and layers. Believe me, I didn’t craft like this “before”! Now, I try to create my own mixed-media backgrounds for every project I make…
Here, I’m starting with a #8 manila tag that’s from my stash of tags that I’ve pre-treated with Tim’s paint marbling technique with Black Soot, Tarnished Bronze, Salty Ocean & Scattered Straw DPs. I’ve had this tag in my stash since Summer, just waiting to be used!
I’m trying to use shrink plastic any time I can! It’s a really fun product and the coolest thing is to watch it shrink down! I’m using images from the TH/SA Carved Halloween plate, stamped with Jet Black Staz-On ink and colored with Adirondack alcohol inks in Butterscotch & Terra Cotta. I also punched holes in them so that I can use them as charms.
And with the flick of my creativity wand–my tag has received several layers of stenciled goodness, more Distress Paint (the Mustard Seed yellow moon in the background) and a heat embossed flying witch!! OH–and then there’s the fussy cut and water colored witchy-poo, too!! Fussy cut witch received a coat of Clear Rock Candy DCP, just for fun :)
OK–this will work!! This is the back of my tag, which has the same layered stenciling that I did on the front. I first blended Black Soot, Salty Ocean, Scattered Straw & Mustard Seed DIs over the surface with my ink blending tools & spritzed with water. I let the inks wick a bit and heat dried. Then I used Walnut Stain DI with the Shattered LS and I used Black Soot DI with the Halloween LS. I finished with flicking water over the surface and heat dried!
The spooky die cut tree is from my stash of pre-cut chipboard shapes that didn’t get used in a previous project and lucky for me, perfect for this tag!! I rubbed Black Soot DP over the entire tree, then dabbed a bit of Scattered Straw DP onto the wet surface with my finger and I gave a little spritz of water and heat dried. To add to the mottled effect, I applied Black Soot Distress EP and Clear Rock Candy DG to random spots on the tree.
I made the grass out of Kraft Core stock and herb scissors and added a few words from the Apothecary Remnant Rub-Ons. You can see the texture of the Distress EP on the tree better in this picture and you can also see the ink spritzing that kind of got away from me on the Chit Chat stickers-OOPS! :)
These shrink plastic charms are so much fun! They came out so well and decorate my spooky tree FaBOOlously!! ;)
Without having all of the detailed step-x-step pics, I know I’m skipping over some of the finer details, but, I told you I wouldn’t keep you long today and I’ll close this one out with haste–Witchy-poo does need to fly off to join the challenges!! Won’t you join her??
HAPPY FRIDAY and Thanks Again for stopping by today!! Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag & Shrink Plastic (Inkssentials/Ranger); Distress WC Paper (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Kraft Core (Core’dinations); Chipboard (cereal box)
- Distress Inks, Paints, Crackle Paint, Markers, Glitter, Embossing Powder (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Staz-On Ink (Tsukineko); Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger); Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger); Colorbox Pigment Ink (Clearsnap); WOW Embossing Powder
- Tree Die (Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
- Remnant Rub-Ons, Jump Rings, Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Tool; Ink Blending Tools (TH/Ranger); Herb Scissors; Detail Scissors (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Matte Gel (Luquitex); Double-Back Tape (3M); Mini Foam Dots; Air Art Tool (Inkworx)