Thursday, September 17, 2009

A is for Apple

One of my first posts was T is for, a tag for my grunge tag swap on SCS. A is for APPLE is the next tag in the "series". This is another Tim Holtz technique (found on his DVD An Altered Journey) using alcohol inks on flashing tape. Flashing tape can be found in the hardware store. It's a 2 inch foil tape with a very sticky back. The night before I had used cranberry, raisin, and wild plum AI and blending solution to give the flashing tape agate look. I let it completely dry overnight. The chipboard A went under the tape and was brayered on. Rubbing or burnishing will remove the color from the tape. Once the letter was "raised" I gently tried to remove the color with blending solution.

The fragment is another Tim Holtz technique. Glossy Accents is spread over the back of a Fragment and then placed over a patterned paper (in this case Graphics 45 paper). It dries quickly and then is cut out. Collaged elements and stamps are added to the tag to finish.

Stamps: swirls stamps
Paper: tag, flashing tape, paper scraps, Graphics 45 paper
Ink: Distress Ink: Fired Brick
Accessories: chipboard letter, Tim Holtz fragment, Ranger Alcohol Inks (cranberry, raisin, and wild plum), AI blending solution, brayer, felt dauber, button, twine, and Glossy Accents.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous cranberry color and the flashing tape is a great technique!