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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