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Friday, February 5, 2016

Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 Feb. issue

This is my entry for Tim's 12 tags of 2016 February issue.  I really want to try to keep up with the tags this year, I love Tim's products so much and I'm finally starting to accumulate a decent collection. It's seems as I never have the same stash as he has though, as you can see below, he has different everything on his tag below. 

This year he is doing a Re-Mix of techniques from years before. This tag includes embossing with molding paste and inking directly on a stencil, misting and turning over on the tag.

Over the past few months I've been made aware that art is a story and if you can put the story together your art will be better.  
This solider and his lady met at the hotel illustrated at the bottom of the tag, he shipped out and she sent him love notes, then on Feb. 14th she ripped off the bottom ruffle of her night gown attached a heart locket with her picture for him to carry. Upon receipt of these precious gifts his fellow soldiers heard him remark "life is good".      

The funny thing is the story really did help me pick out embellishments to finish off the tag.
For details on how and what I used see below.

I used Tumbled Glass sponged on the tag first, dripped water and picked up some of the sponging. I used the clock stencil and Chipped Sapphire for the ink to stencil technique. I used texture paste through my Eye Chart stencil, selecting the TO from one line and using the two smallest lines on the side of the tag because they look like they could be a foreign name LOL.
I free handed some Hearts with his water brush and some Aged Mahogany, used chit chat words outlined in Tumbled Glass at the same time I highlighted the roping around this gentleman's hat. used a Vial Label and some rub-on's from Life Quotes. I die cut his Airplane from mirror paper and cut my ephemera from a few different paper stash pads. Add pen nib, heart, and pin.        

1 comment:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great story, Colleen. Your elements make the story come to life.