12 tags of 2015 – june…

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.coma great thing about creativity is that is can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be.  you can take an idea and adapt it however you choose.  for this month’s tag i wanted to create a plaid background, basic right?  there was many ideas spinning in my head to achieve this including stamps, stencils, embossing folders, inks, paints, papers, etc. the list could go on an on.  that’s when you just have to pick one and go for it which is exactly what i did and see what happens.  i had such fun with this distressed plaid technique and i think you will too, and the best part is it provides a backdrop for any type of project, and can be created in any color palette you choose – let’s get to it…t!m

supplies:

  • surfaces: #8 manila tag, textured surfaces/burlap/corrugate, plastic packaging, chipboard
  • layering stencil: THS004 stripes
  • stamp: CMS183 hashtags
  • dies: fresh brewed
  • embellishments: mirrored star, linen ribbon, jute string, loop pins, typed tokens
  • distress ink pad: DIY distress it yourself, walnut stain
  • distress reinkers: mowed lawn, pine needles, peeled paint
  • distress spray stain: frayed burlap
  • distress paint: picket fence, peeled paint
  • alcohol ink: mushroom
  • tools: distress sprayer, mini ink blending tool, paper distressed, scissors, mini brayer, craft scraper, craft sheet, heat tool, tiny attacher, sanding grip, vagabond
  • adhesive: 1/8” wonder tape, matte multi-medium, black foam tape

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 1: create a custom blend DIY distress it yourself ink pad by selecting various colors of distress reinkers. *note: for a video showing how to create one click here.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 2: apply your first color of distress reinker directly to the felt pad by drawing a line with the reinker and filling in the area using the dropper.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 3: repeat the previous step using various colors.  the neat thing about this type of felt is that once the inks are applied, the colors will not cross contaminate into each other.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 4: using a craft scraper, drag over the inked surface in the direction of your lines to “put” the ink into the pad.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 5: roll a brayer over the inked pad by rolling and lifting to cover the entire roller.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 6: place lid back on the ink pad and brayer over the label to index your “custom blend”.  lightly wipe away excess ink using a dry paper towel or cloth.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 7: gather a manila tag, distress spray stain, and sprayer with water. note: for a video showing the features of the distress sprayer click here.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 8: mist entire tag with water from distress sprayer.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 9: spray distress spray stain 2-3 times over wet tag allowing stain to drip and blend.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 10: slowly squeeze the trigger of the distress sprayer to apply “drips” of water over tag.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 11: dry inked tag with a heat tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 12: this technique creates the perfect blended mottled background.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 13: gather a stripe layering stencil, distress sprayer, and DIY ink pad.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 14: place the stencil on your craft sheet and hold ink pad where lines of ink and stencil are the same direction.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 15: swipe the ink pad along the layering stencil covering the area from top to bottom.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 16: lift pad and repeat covering the entire stencil surface.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 17: mist inked stencil with water to create droplets of ink on the surface.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 18: lift stencil, flip over, and place down over tag as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 19: blot over the stencil with a cloth or paper towel to print the image and remove excess ink.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 20: carefully lift stencil and clean off remaining ink.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 21: re-apply the ink pad on the stencil and mist with water.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 22: turn the stencil horizontal and print along the top of the tag as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 23: turn stencil around and print along the bottom tag as shown lining up the edge of the stencil in the center of the tag.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 24: carefully lift stencil and clean off remaining ink.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 25: dry finished plaid with a heat tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 26: drag a paper distresser along the edges of the tag to tatter.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 27: ink the edges of the tag with distress ink using an ink blending tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 28: gather various surfaces to die cut: chipboard, plastic, corrugate, and a straw  (what better way to match the perfect color right?).

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 29: place the various surfaces over the areas of the die as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 30: run the die through the vagabond to cut out the various surfaces.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 31: paint the chipboard circle with distress paint and let dry.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 32: sand edges to expose chipboard.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 33: ink the porous surfaces with distress ink using blending tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 34: remove backing from corrugate and adhere to chipboard cup.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 35: adhere chipboard circle to corrugate with multi-medium.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 36: apply a strip of 1/8” wonder tape along the top edge of the cup as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 37: remove red liner and adhere plastic lid.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 38: add some “whipped cream” to the back of the lid using distress paint and your finger.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 39: adhere the straw to the back of the cup using wonder tape.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 40: apply strips of black foam tape along the back top and bottom of the cup as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 41: cut a strip of burlap and ink the edges with distress and blending tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 42: cut a strip of cardstock to create flag and stamp hashtag with archival ink.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 43: remove backing to adhere burlap to bottom of tag and secure flag with tiny attacher.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 44: tint mirrored star by dripping mushroom alcohol ink over the top and let dry.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 45: adhere star to circle using multi-medium and tie jute string around the base of the cup.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 46: ink linen ribbon with distress using ink blending tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 47: pull edges apart to wiped ribbon and tie through top of the tag.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 48: remove backing of foam tape and adhere cup to the tag – perfect for sliding in your FAVORITE gift card!

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12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

congrats to the winners from the may 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. Rachel Kleinman
2. Two Mad Dahlias
3. kay wallace
4. Carol’s Craft Room
5. Lee-Anne
6. Claudia
7. butterfly
8. Lynn Kopas
9. Ink-A-Pink
10. Canadian Nickel Scrapper
11. Joanne Parkin
12. Paper Talk With Samra

 

*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: 10JUNETH

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101 Comments to “12 tags of 2015 – june…”

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  2. Tamera B. says:

    Too Cute!! now I have to have that die!!

  3. Laura Casey says:

    Love my iced coffee these warmer days….Sweet tag for us coffee lovers !

  4. Ruby C says:

    I had so much fun working on this month’s tag. I love the plaid!

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    Loved learning this new inking technique. My tag was fun to make. tim….as always very creative!

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