Category Archives: 12 tags of 2015

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    12 tags of 2015 collection…

    thank you for being part of the 12 tags of 2015!  i appreciate you sharing your wonderful ideas throughout the year and uploading your finished projects each month.  i hope you had fun with this collection – here’s to more creative inspiration in the new year…t!m

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    12 tags of 2015 – december

    12 tags of 2015 - December | www.timholtz.com

    the holidays are in full swing and the studio is buzzing with festive creativity.  i hope the final tag of the year will inspire you to take time during this busy holiday season to give these ideas a try.  we start by transforming plain burlap into a colorful patterned masterpiece, then layer punched paper shapes into yuletide Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – november…

    the autumn season always fills my imagination with colorful splendor.  it’s no secret i love any shade of brown, but the rich earthy palette of vibrant reds, warm yellows, and rusty oranges are also a favorite this time of year brings.  i’m excited to share several different techniques on this tag including: dimensional watercolor, paint resist, and distressed foiling.  i hope your Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – october…

    i love halloween time for all sorts of reasons: the changing of the weather, the frightful decorations, the nostalgic memories of my childhood, and of course the candy.  this month i wanted to share a tutorial showing you just how easy it is to create one of my favorite new dimensional halloween dies from sizzix Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – september…

    exploring the use of color and texture is one of my favorite things to do.  by combining these elements in various ways it allows the imagination to run wild with possibility.  alcohol inks have a unique ability to blend into vibrant colorful backgrounds on slick surfaces, and although the techniques can vary, the end results Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – august…

    getting the most out of products we have is really important to me.  i’m always looking for new ways to use the products i design so this month i wanted to share a mixed media use for die cuts.  keep in mind you can use any designs for this technique, so when you’re creating your tag have fun Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – july…

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

    ahh 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 Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – june…

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

    a 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 Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – may…

    12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.com

    there are certain things that capture a sense of nostalgia, and for me this month’s tag is certainly one of them. several elements make this one of my personal favorites so far this year. the combination of textures, tinted photo, tiny paper flowers, layered ephemera and embellishments really tell a creative story. it’s one of Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – april…

    12 Tags of 2015 - April | www.timholtz.com

    getting the most out of products has always been one of my main goals as a designer.  i try to inspire different ways to think about the products and their many uses.  first we’ll explore distress markers and a few creative ways to use them including layered watercoloring, background spritzing, and even tinting ribbon.  next Continue Reading