12 tags of 2015 – july…

TAG-MAINahh summer…the longer days, hot weather, vacation adventures, and celebrations we have this time of year.  the 4th of july holiday is one of my favorites and a time to show gratitude for this country and embrace the celebration of our independence day.  it was certainly my inspiration for this month’s tag, and i love that creativity gives us the opportunity to express ourselves in such unique ways.  i hope you take some time this month to do something creative with whatever inspires you.  after all, that’s what makes the world we live in so amazing…t!m

supplies:

  • surfaces: #8 manila tag, distress watercolor cardstock, paper stash/lost & found
  • stamp: CMS146 or THMB006
  • embellishments: crinkle ribbon, loop pin, adornments/souvenir, mini numerals, mirrored star, vial label, remnant rubs/special delivery
  • distress ink: fired brick, faded jeans, hickory smoke
  • distress markers: fired brick, festive berries, chipped sapphire, faded jeans, pumice stone, black soot
  • distress paint: picket fence
  • inks: jet black archival ink
  • tools: distress micro-glaze, distress sprayer, distress marker spritzer, sanding grip, tonic shears, waterbrush/detailer, waterbrush/flat, heat tool, remnant rub tool, design ruler, mini ink blending tool, hole punch
  • adhesive: collage glue stick, matte multi-medium

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 1: adhere a #8 tag to the back of patterned paper using a collage glue stick.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 2: cut the tag out, punch a hole through the top, and sand the edges with a sanding grip to distress it.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 3: stamp the mini blueprint images on distress watercolor cardstock with archival ink.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 4: using the tapered edges of a design ruler, tear the top and bottom edges of each stamped image.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 5: this is the tattered effect we are going for.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 6: gather your colors of distress markers and detailer waterbrush.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 7: watercolor the stamped images by coloring directly on the image and blend with waterbrush.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 8: continue layering and watercoloring all images and dry with a heat tool.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 9: apply a small amount of distress micro-glaze over all colored images using your finger.

*check out the distress micro-glaze video here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoRdB28ST9I

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 10: buff off the excess distress micro-glaze with a dry paper towel.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 11: apply fired brick distress ink or stain to craft sheet and pick up color with a flat waterbrush.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 12: watercolor directly over the entire image. note: the distress micro-glaze seals the colored image creating a resist.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 13: blot off the excess ink over stamped image.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 14: dry watercolored background with a heat tool.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 15: repeat above steps over the star image with faded jeans distress ink.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 16: repeat above steps over the USA image with hickory smoke distress ink.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 17: once pieces are dry, ink the edges with frayed burlap using mini blending tool.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 18: adhere each strip to the tag using a collage stick.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 19: cut the excess paper from tag, and ink edges using mini blending tool.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 20: sew around entire tag to finish the edges.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 21: adhere a small vial label to the bottom corner of the tag.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 22: apply a remnant rub using a remnant rub tool.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 23: alter a mini numeral and mirrored star with distress paint and adhere to tag with multi-medium.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 24: spritz black soot distress marker over entire tag using a distress marker spritzer.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 25: tape a piece of crinkle ribbon to craft sheet and color one edge using brush nib of distress marker.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 26: repeat for the other edge of the ribbon leaving the center area white.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 27: mist ribbon with water using distress sprayer allowing inks to blend.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 28: dry inked ribbon with a heat tool and scrunch to crinkle as it dries.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 29: ink the dry ribbon with distress ink using mini blending tool.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comstep 30: embellish ribbon using a loop pin and star adornment.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comthe details: i love the tattered layered look of these watercolored mini blueprint images.

12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.comthe details: create a collage focal point as a layered embellishment.

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12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.com

congrats to the winners from the june 12 tags of 2015.  if you see your name (and it links to your tag), please email mario@timholtz.com to claim your prize…

1. Bubbles
2. Mary Elizabeth
3. Tracy Evans
4. Barbarayaya
5. Tara’s Creative Accents
6. Lyla Larimore
7. Kourtney Osborne_Vallee
8. The Start of My Journey
9. Wanda G
10. Lisa’s Ink, Paint and Paper
11. NicollelovesScrapbooking
12. kim

*be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the links below to purchase online with a discount of 10% off your purchase – use the following code with your order: SSS code: 10JULYTH

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71 Comments to “12 tags of 2015 – july…”

  1. […] This tag I made is an entry for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 – July Here in the Philippines July 4 is a Philippine Republic Day, also known a Filipino-American […]

  2. Mimi says:

    Missed this in ’15… great one! That freaking ribbon…fab.

  3. Terry says:

    This has been quite the month and I am so glad I managed this month! Loved your patriotic themed tag, but I was a little late to the party! Thanks again for all the fabulous inspiration! See you tomorrow!

  4. cheiron says:

    It took a little while for me to master the glaze…but this was such a fun technique! Fabulous as always.

  5. I LOVE this month’s tag! That micro glaze ROCKS!

  6. […] Happy Tuesday!! Thanks for joining me today as I share my Tim Tag for July!!  We all know what Tim’s Tag looks […]

  7. […] the beginning of the month I made a July 4th wall hanging inspired by Tim’s July Tag. Since then Tim has announced his new Halloween products as well as some awesome accessory stamps […]

  8. Love this one, so inspiering and a super way to use the minis.

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  10. Karen P says:

    A fabulous tag, love the colours you used and the great texture!
    Thank you for the fabulous inspiration and this challenge. I will try to remember about the ribbon next time Karen x

  11. We need a little more Americana in this country to bring us together, with as much division as we’ve been experiencing. Blessings!

  12. Thanks for your continuing inspiration Tim, you inspired me to make a very Canadian version of your tag this month!

  13. Loved making this tag! It gave me a reason to buy and chance to learn about the water pens that have intrigued me for a while!

  14. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    Finally finished my tag(s) for July! Yay! Now, if I can remember how to POST my photo! Ha!

  15. I really enjoyed playing along this month…mine is a little different though ;0) x

  16. […] that it is JULY already?  The summer is slipping away too quickly!  Time for another tag for the Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 challenge.  This months inspiration tag is as wonderful as the preceding 6 months.  The July tag […]

  17. […] As always, I was missing many of the items necessary to duplicate Tim’s tag. I always try to make do with what I already have in my craft room because most of the time I can substitute items and even techniques. I made a video of the making of this tag. It just need to be edited and I will add it to this post when that is done. I really enjoy doing these tags! Here’s a link to Tim’s tag and the tutorial : http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-july/  […]

  18. […] it had to be different but I think I’ve followed along with the concept. Take a look at his blog to see not only his, but loads of other lovely […]

  19. Sandi Parrott says:

    loved doing this challenge. I have always been patriotic and to show it is wonderful. had a fun time doing this. as usual, I always love tim’s tags

  20. Anja says:

    Thats so Beautiful!! love it 🙂

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  23. Rk says:

    Lovely, simple tag. Always an inspiring technique each month. PS: I have an odd request. Is it possible to categorize your website/blog so that it’s not blocked on some computers with certain security settings? It gets blocked if the site is uncategorized. Hope that makes sense. Thanks!

  24. Rosann says:

    Awesome tag … can’t wait to do it !

  25. Christy E says:

    Oh my goodness…I love it!!!!

  26. Nancy B says:

    I love this great 4th of July tag! There are so many fun new techniques to me but I think my favorite thing about it is that ribbon.

  27. Hi . Love the tag! so patriotic!

  28. butterfly says:

    Ah… watercolouring – thank you! What a lovely thing to be doing, and what a terrific inspiration tag… yet again. Hope you had a fantastic 4th!
    Alison x

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  30. Kirsten says:

    Terrific tag! Happy July 4th to you all.

  31. Jan Spangler says:

    Love this months tag!

  32. […] Today’s tag was made following the tutorial on Tim Holtz blog for July’s Challenge for the 12 Tags of 2 […]

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