Category Archives: 12 tags of 2016

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    the “12 tags” decade…

    happy 2017!!! as we embark on a new year many of us reflect on the past while setting goals for the future… for the last 10 years my blog has been a platform for me to share technique tutorials with you through the “12 tags” series.  it’s been an incredible adventure of discovering new ideas combined Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 collection…

    thank you for being part of the 12 tags of 2016!  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 2016 – december…

    well we did it! a whole year of technique remixes reminding us once again that techniques are truly timeless.  i wanted to share my initial post from january when it all started… “happy 2016!  as we embark on a new year, many of us set new goals, plan new adventures, and like any creative person, seek new ideas (after all it’s those Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – november…

    the changing of the seasons showcase a colorful transformation of warm earthy hues.  these rich tones of reds, yellows, and rust layered over a background of cool shades of blues, greens, and violet create a vibrant contrast.  combine this colorful combination with unique resist of visual imagery and textured dimension and you have the makings of mixed-media menagerie.  have Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – october…

    it’s halloween time so this month i’ve decided to conjure up some creativity with a few new tricks!  we’ll start by creating a collage of curiosities using the new distress collage crazing medium colored with distress crayons for a ghoulish grunge.  next we’ll construct a monsterous masterpiece with an industrious incantation to frighten the most faint of heart.  so get ready to work Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – september…

    this month’s tag was inspired by a technique i shared in my online class creative chemistry 103 this summer.  in class we explored various techniques on a “new to ranger” surface called alcohol ink yupo.  this synthetic paper is the ultimate surface for alcohol inks and gives older techniques new possibilities.  one of the techniques was Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – august…

    the beginning of this year i made a list randomly choosing 2 different techniques from previous 12 tags to remix together.  some techniques were done months apart while others years apart.  having no clue what i would make of the collaboration, i’m fascinated by the unexpected outcome of creative harmony. this month’s tag is a reminder of Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – july…

    happy summer! i hope you’re enjoying the sunshine, long days, and warm nights. summertime also means taking time to escape on an adventurous vacation. this tag would be perfect to use in your travel journal, art journal, or scrapbook pages as you document the memoirs of your journey. even if you’re not traveling this summer, take Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – june…

    i’ll be the first to admit i had such a great time experimenting with this month’s technique remix.   my initial ideas weren’t quite working out the way i was hoping for so i started trying these techniques on new surfaces which allowed for entire new possibilities.  while individually each technique is fairly basic, their fusion created something Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – may…

    people often ask how i plan these monthly tags?  truth is, i don’t…  each month i look back on tags from previous years, choose two very random techniques that have nothing to do with the other, and try to make them work together.  the outcome is as surprising for me as it is for you since i Continue Reading