Hello Friends, Happy Wednesday!
I hope that this post finds you well..
Who else has been watching Tim Demonstrate techniques every Saturday? After each one I am so excited to run up to my room and get busy playing and..oh. my. goodness….the tags have been piling up!! In fact, that giant stack of tags is what prompted this project. That and an awesome tutorial for a tag book that Paula posted on her blog last week.
You see, since the start of the Tim demos, I have been playing with the techniques on #8 tags. The pile began growing and I’d been thinking that I should make a little book with them, and low and behold, Paula posted her tutorial! It was meant to be…
To see the details and instructions for the tag book you can pop over to her tutorial HERE.
Paula’s book is beautiful and was just the inspirational push that I needed, so I got busy and began making one for myself.
To create the book, I gathered the tags that I created after this past Saturday’s demo and began making! Tim demonstrated a few different techniques as he always does, but one of my favorites was one where he used Distress Translucent Grit Paste with Distress Glazes. He called it a Molten Glass Effect. You can check out his demo HERE. While playing with this technique I had one of those “what if” moments that Tim always talks about.
I did the technique, spread on the translucent grit paste with a palette knife through a layering stencil, while it was wet, sprinkled it with a few different colors of glazes, then let it dry. Then, I embossed it with my heat tool. But I took it a step further and wondered what the area would look like with a little metallic highlight. I did that with the help of Ranger Vintage Foil Sheets.
Two of the tags were used in the book. The blue flower and the gold tag.
The floral tag…
To create the tag I started by spritzing a #8 Mixed Media Tag with water then spritzed on Chipped Sapphire, Frayed Burlap and Frayed Burlap Oxide Sprays. I dried it with my heat tool and dripped some water onto the tag and dried it again.
Using a palette knife and the translucent grit-paste, I spread the paste through the Floral Layering Stencil THS077. Then with my fingers, I pinched little bits of Antique Linen and Hickory Smoke over top of the paste, tapped the bottom of the tag to move the glazes around, then set it aside to dry. When the paste was dry, I melted the glaze with my embossing gun and then let it cool down.
When the paste was dry, I melted it with my embossing gun and then let it cool down.
I selected a couple pieces of foil sheets from the Foil pack.
I heated up small areas of the glaze, then lightly tapped and ripped off the foil to leave little bits randomly on the flowers. Only heat up small areas of the glaze. Add the foil and then move on to another section.
Please be careful doing this part as the glazes get very hot.
Check out that texture, blend of color and shiny goodness…YUMMO!!
And here’s the gold tag…
It was spritzed with water, Pumice Stone and Brushed Corduroy, then dried with a heat tool.
I added translucent grit-paste through the Flames Layering Stencil THS091 and sprinkled with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain glazes, tapped the bottom of the tag to move the powders, then set it aside to dry. When it was dry, I then embossed with a heat gun.
I melted the glaze and then applied the foil in random areas.
I created more backgrounds using a variety of techniques and then began arranging the book using Paula’s tutorial.
To embellish the pages I used…
Sizzix Scribbly Butterflies, Tag Collection and Bouquet, idea-ology photobooth photos, vintage buttons, lace, ribbon and a variety of stamps and stencils that included, Label Frames CMS264, Vines & Roses CMS298, Field Notes CMS396, Trellis THS074, Crate THS089.
I’m very grateful for all those that share their work, techniques and creativity to inspire others..this book is a little bit Tim, a little bit Paula and a little bit me.
Thank you so much for stopping by today… see you soon!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous-Label Frames CMS264, Vines & Roses CMS298, Field Notes CMS396, Layering Stencils- Trellis THS074, Crate THS089, Floral THS077, Flames THS091
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Tag Collection, Scribbly Butterflies, Bouquet, Vagabond,
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- #8 Mixed Media Tags, Translucent grit-paste, palette knife, distress glazes, Vintage Foil Sheets
Tim Holtz/ idea-ology- Photobooth
Distress Sprays- Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy, Chipped Sapphire, Frayed Burlap, Frayed Burlap Oxide Spray
Distress Ink- Walnut Stain, Chipped Sapphire
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Foam Tape
Other- Lace, Ribbon, Vintage Buttons, Sewing Machine, Thread
Just so pretty – I love the effect that the stencils with distress take.
This is absolutely “magnificent “. I just love your tag book. Thank you for sharing your process with us too. It is very appreciated. Someday when I have all the supplie#,I will attempt it.Again I was very inspired with your finished project. Way to go girl. ❤️🌈👍
Wanda Hentges says
This is so gorgeous, Stacy!!! I LOVE, love, love the addition of the foil!!!!!!!
This is stunning Stacy! The foiling looks amazing! Your tags are just so perfect in this book. I always love inspired pieces and this is just even more of an inspiration to me to get busy putting my technique tags to use! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work! xx
Linda Sodano says
Gorgeous project! Love all the details!
Omgoodness, these are amazing!!! Love the techniques used, the colours too. Love your work Stacy! Really a lovely book. Stay well and creative.
Deborah Emmons says
Beautiful Stacy, thanks for sharing, love the addition of the gold foil. I remember you stated in one of your posts quite a while back that you had an idea to make a tag book, it turned out beautifully.
This is absolutely amazing Stacie. The texture of the Grit Paste is so cool and the blue color is just perfect!
This is absolutely fabulous, Stacy! The little bits of gold really bring everything to life and the lace just makes my heart happy.
I love your work. You have such a good eye for colour and seem to know when to stop with those seemingly random sprays and splats to create the perfect pattern of colour and texture. Even before you lift the stencils pastes and powders! The gold takes it to another level, great ‘what if’ moment. The tags are wonderful and look so well together and all those pictures and your touches of buttons and lace make it full of whimsy and imagined lives. I really love this project you, Tim and Paula did good xox
Debbie Holz says
Simply gorgeous. Your work inspires me!!
Janice Woodard says
Absolutely stunning! So creative!
Totally amazing, gorgeous and inspirational as always!❤️ I just ordered the translucent grit paste so I can give this a try too. I really love your results and the colors and background tags are so perfect for your focal points on each tag! Cheers to happy crafting….
Love the addition of the foils…great idea! The blues and browns/golds are so yummy…stay safe…see you Saturday for our Tim Time…LOL.
Sara Emily Barker says
A true blue beauty! I love the touches of gold and oh! the sewing…it just melts my heart! A great booklet with so many wonderful vintage details. I could sit and stare for hours…
You are amazing. What a talent you have. Thanks for sharing all your work.
Beautiful! As always love your work Stacy, it I can’t figure out the technique used with the blue trellis stencil? Is it a resist of some sort?
Hi Michelle! Thanks so much! The technique used on the trellis background was the Faded Resist technique that Tim shared on his Facebook live .. here is the link and it’s around the 6 minute mark.. hope that helps. I did my tag with one that I had made and wasn’t really happy with it. It was a messy tag that I actually pulled out of the garbage and decided to try the technique with..it was already in the garbage, so I figured why not? I did the resist technique and it turned out awesome. Glad I picked it out of the garbage 😂 https://timholtz.com/demobeyond-backgrounds/
Debbie L. says
This book is beautiful. You are tempting me to buy mixed media supplies that I have avoiding. Oh my! Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Wow this is so fantastic, love all the details!