Thursday, November 17, 2016
Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas 2016 Day 11
My tag for Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas Day 11. This I think is my favorite..maybe because it took the longest and was so much fun!
This is a close up showing the Heat Embossed background and the Heat Embossed die cut trees. The shine is incredibly beautiful :-)
My first step...I created my die cut trees by using a piece of Arches Hot Press paper that I had watercolored with Brushos and Color Burst powders. I had spritzed water on the paper and sprinkled on the powders tipping the paper to move the watercolors. When dry I stamped a tree image from a retired SU set several times using my MISTI. I then die cut with my new Tim Holtz "Treeline" Die.
I then started my tag by using a #8 Tim Holtz manila tag and covered with 3 layers of Gesso to get a nice textured white background. That is when all my drying time really started! Next I splattered with liquid masking fluid that took forever to dry. The next day I brayered 3 Distress Inks going light to dark and sponged the edges with the darkest DI. I rubbed off the masking fluid to uncover the snow splatters.
I was really happy with my tag background and die cut trees, but thought they needed more....so that is when I covered each piece with SU Illuminate Pigment Ink (ret) for more shimmer and Heat Embossed with SU Clear EB powder. I did the same for the stamped sentiments. I attached the trees with my thin tip glue pen and sentiments with dimensions. and added black CS and ribbons for the finishing touches.
I LOVED the results and hope you do too. You know how it is...so much prettier IRL....
I hope you get to play in Loll's amazing 12 Tags of Christmas Event this year. So many gorgeous tags by Loll and her GD friends and the incredible Gallery :-) You will be Inspired! Hugs..
Stamps: SU "Christmas Lodge" ret. for tree stamping. SU Holly Jolly Greetings..sentiments.
Paper: Tim Holtz #8 manila tag, Arches Hot Press WC paper
Inks: Brushos Leaf Green, and Ultra Marine. Color Burst Pthalo Green. Archival Jet Black all for trees. Tag: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Pine Needle.
Accessories: Big Shot, Tim Holtz "Treeline" die, Gesso, Tim Holtz large Collage Brush to apply Gesso, Winsor-Newton masking fluid, old tooth brush (cover 1st with liquid soap then cleans easily), SU Thin tip glue pen, SU clear EB powder and heat tool, SU ret ribbons.