Saturday, June 27, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday Week 13

WOW! I can't believe we're halfway through our Inspiration Wednesdays! I know this because we had to join our first and second signatures together.

The good news is my collage skills are getting better. I no longer get freaked out over putting the next layer on and having to cover up what I just did. Good thing because joining the signatures gave me two inclusions to work into the project. Maybe that's why the layers didn't freak me out. I was thinking, "OMG, what am I going to do with two inclusions." Once again Donna got me out of my comfort zone, and the new techniques are always a welcomed challenge.

Another week completed and I'm happy!  Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Week 12

This was the week we were all waiting for.  Our special order paint, from Donna had arrived weeks ago, and I couldn't wait to use it.

The paint is VerDay Paint & Patina by Ten Second Studio and the best part is, it's so easy to use. The hardest part, as always, was waiting for the layers to dry. I loved this technique and can't wait to use it on my assemblage clock.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Tim Holtz Tags of 2015 - June

I must admit when I saw this months tag I was not immediately inspired. I didn't have the die or stencil Tim used, and I'm not the person who will make custom ink pads. Taking Tim's advice to just take the time to create I sat down at my craft table and just let it happen one layer at a time. I started by pulling out Distress Inks, Markers, and Spray Stain in the colors I wanted to use.

Since I really loved Tim's background I used the burlap layering stencil to get my plaid effect. At this point, with my hands covered in various ink colors, I had to admit that having an ink pad with multiple colors would have been much neater. Note to self: There's a reason for what Tim does.

I decided to use my Butterfly Duo and Honeycomb dies. I colored the butterflies with Distress Markers then sprayed them with water to blend the colors. The honeycomb is painted with Picket Fence. Now it was time to start layering.

I started with a piece of burlap I found in my stash and built from there.  The final piece I added was the key. I needed something for the space, but didn't know what I wanted to put there, so off to embellishment box I went. I have no clue where this key came from, but there it was just sitting on top of the box. I knew I had to use it.

Perfect! I just love the way this tag turned out.  It's probably my favorite tag creation since starting this challenge.

You can see more about the techniques Tim used for this months tag on his blog. Maybe you'll decide to join in the fun.