Monday, 17 June 2013

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 - June

Tim Holtz's June tag (you can see it here) uses Distress Markers and water pens to create a watercolour-esque appearance. OK, so the main problem here is that I don't own a single Distress Marker. But necessity is the mother of invention and I do own plenty of Distress Inks, and a water brush so I'll just have to use the old smoosh-the-ink-on-the-craft-mat,-pick-it-up-with-a-water-brush-and-hope-for-the-best technique.

So, my second Tim Tag and I've got to say that, although I almost fell at the first hurdle, I'm really pleased with how this turned out.

I LOVE the splatted ink spots.

AND the background stamping. And I think you can just about see the watercolour effect - do you think I've got away with it?

If you're interested I took some progress shots, if not - well thanks for taking the time to stop by, please do leave a comment so that I know you came and I can visit you in return.

Chosen images - butterflies and post mark Crafty Individuals, flourish - Artemio

Instead of Distress Markers I used Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon

I had to repeat the distress technique a couple of times to get a look I was reasonably happy with (I used Salty Ocean DP, Gathered Twigs DI and Dried Marigold DS)

LOVE this stamping - Chocolate Baroque:  Artistic Affirmations, Paper Artsy Ink and the Dog: Clocks 3, Paper Artsy: HP1109 and Cactus Annie: text stamp.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out - and I'm actually itching to have another play with this technique -
Thanks for the inspiration Tim!


  1. Maisie your tag is WAY better than mine. Your shading had me wondering if your butterflies were 3D or stamped directly onto the tag! Amazing effect there. And your background colours are super too, love it all, you are really becoming a TH major! (even without the stash - LOL) BJ

  2. l love your tag. I agree with BJ above that the colouring was out of this world. And I love anything with butterflies on them. I loved your creative way around the no distress marker problem. I have a bunch of distress markers cos I love them but like you I have more of the pads than the markers, will be using your method if I dont have a marker in the colour that I need from now on.

  3. Wow, this Tag looks stunning!

  4. I think it's wonderful, Maisie
    Rosie x

  5. Hi Maisie
    this is a fantastic take on Tim's tag, I love how you have worked your colours and the stamping is stunning

  6. Ooooh, this is really beautiful Maisie! Love the stamps you chose and the layout. Very nice!

  7. Uh, great take on the TH June TAG!
    Very fine water color with the shadows under the butterflys!

  8. You should be rightly proud of this Maisie. It is a gem of a tag. Love your colour choices and the mix of stamping. Hugs, Jenny x


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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