This tag was so easy and fun. I started by creating an ornament to test out the technique of course based upon Mr Holtz’s wonderful Tag and techniques of the day
Cranberry Alcohol Ink
Perspex circle (or Tim Holtz Shape)
Inkadinkado Christmas Characters stamps
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Clear Stamps French Market
Autumn Leaves Christmas Flourishes (for the ornament)
Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6×6” Paper Pad. I used a green patterned sheet for the background for the tag
Clear Packaging (I used the thick stuff from QuicKutz Dies)
Versa fine Black Onyx ink
Leaf Tinsel in Gold and Silver mix
Gilded Angel (I found these at a local craft store last Christmas. I took away the cheap gilded look by drenching in green meadow alcohol ink. Then removing some, covering in gold leaf, pushing it into the angel with a paint brush to get rid of excess and create a cracked patina. Then used ginger alcohol ink over the top removing most then filing with a fine grit nail file)
Ribbon or pre made bow
A 4mm rhinestone (mine was Bella Bling)
Let’s start with the ornament
This is the Technique Tim used on today’s tag
Step 1. Ink one side only with cranberry alcohol ink (my alcohol inks are limited and cranberry is the only red I have so I went with it, you can off course use any combination of colours at your disposal). Allow to dry completely.
Step 2. Use the Tim Holtz Technique of stamping your image in black in then gently dabbing it away to leave a clear space
Step 3. I don’t own his foil tape yet (another item to add to the want list) so I used Gold leaf. Just apply a little glossy accent to the alcohol inked side. Place over enough gold leaf to cover the whole thing, gently press it down. Then taking a paint brush push it onto the Perspex ornament. If you do not want the crackled broken effect allow to dry fully and use a softer brush.
That’s it. It really is that simple!
Now for the Tag
Step 1. Cut out your tag from clear plastic packaging (you could also use acetate or the stuff Tim used)
Step 2. See The Tim Holtz Alcohol ink and Stamping Tutorial. I alternated snowflakes and the diamond patterns
Step 3. Attach tag to your Patterned Paper and cut around it or cut out tag shape first then stick together (whatever works best for you)
Step4. Create a wreath using Leaf Tinsel. Take a length of it. Fold it in half and twist it together. Then do this again. Twist into a circle shape (I used a bottle to help shape my circle). Twist the ends over each other. This will become the bottom more leafy part of your Wreath. Strip the leaves from the top section. Glue in position on your tag. Then add your bow and finish it with a rhinestone
Step 5. Use a foam dot (it already had one that had lost its stick so I added a smidge of glue) on the back of your Angel and adhere to the centre of your wreath.
And that is it. Very simple and quick.