Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
over half way through now. I am enjoying the challenge of making one a day. Today’s is better than yesterday and I am pleased with the way it turned out.
Needless to say there were several things I didn’t have but I did have half a sheet of glassine left over from a workshop so made the leaves, interesting how you can heat alcohol inks on that. Looking at it the only things I didn’t substitute were the tinsel, the beads and the tag itself. Still it worked out.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
..another tag from Tim. I am not sure if this works or not. I had to use an different embossing folder and I had to stick my charm as I cidn’t even have the right rings.
I found that the paint didn’t want to work on the metal and had to put it on really thick or it went into tiny puddles. The embossing looks almost like crackle glaze! Maybe that is the paint underneath, or the distress ink.
Firstly I have finished Sundays tag. There were a few things I didn’t have, crackle glaze being the main one. I do have a bottle but it has gone AWOL somewhere. I also don’t have the snowman die so I cut a reindeer and covered it in Glossy Accents then dripped some alcohol ink into it and left it to dry. It was a bit too bright so I added some Perfect Pearls which toned it down a bit. Then I didn’t have the snowflake edge die so used another one. Hey ho the technique is there.
Next came Mondays tag. I had 2 goes at this, the first one was on some acetate I had and the inks just wouldn’t dry, they stayed tacky so when I tried to rub the Archival off it just smeared and was a proper mess. So I cut some packaging and did it again and that worked much better. (Reminder to self to keep some packaging tucked away.) I also don’t have the ‘backwards’ stamp so used a snowflake instead. I have to say the colours are a bit ‘in your face’ and I haven’t added the ribbon yet as it was drying. I inked it to match the tag so it will be even more pink!
I will be off to find todays tag soon. I wonder if I will have the stash to do it!
Monday, 5 December 2011
These are some of the decorations we mad at Saturday’s workshop.
A pretty hanger made from 8 diecuts, inked and folded then stuck to a chipboard shape from the same die. One thing Mr Holtz does is he never makes his shapes symmetrical so the tricky bit here was to get the right ones back to back. The alternative is to ink the edges afterwards –there was a lot of inking done!
This was a lovely tag, lots of Distress inks and diecuts with a rubber stamp as well.
Possibly my favourite, a glass shape that we stamped and embossed with either silver or gold and then filled with ‘snow’ I added some Bedazzles as well.
A drunken tree, made from different sized rosettes, cut with the Tim Holtz die. WE had great fun getting them to stay in shape and got messy with the hot glue gun.
We also had some glass birds which we coloured with alcohol inks and added some wings, I forgot the photos! Maybe later.