This was another tag posted for inspriation without instructions. I am not as confident on the techniques uesd here because there is some layering going on in the background so it's hard to be sure. Here is my best guess:
Apply Snow White Adirondack Dabber Paint to the large flourish from the Fabulous Flourishes Tim Holtz Stamp Set and stamp the top of the tag. Apply Distress Crackle Paint in Weathered Wood to the tag thinly in the upper region and more thickly to the right side of the tag. The thinner paint should allow the paint from the flourish to show through. Allow the crackle paint to dry naturally. Distress crackle paint dries to a non-pourous surface so it resists water based paints so you'll still be able to see a bit of the white flourishes after applying the background color using the Distress Background Technique shown in this video using Distress Ink Pads and Non-Stick Craft Sheet. It looks like the colors used were probably broken china, denim and tiny bit of tea dye or scattered straw at the edges. Stamp the snowman from the Retro Holiday Tim Holtz Stamp sheet using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. Ink the deges of the same flourish stamp used in the first step with Archival Jet Black ink and stamp off the eges of the tag to add just a little of the image. Embellishments used are: mini fasteners, jump rings, mini pins, philosophy tags, metal numerals and striped Elements Grungeboard. The grungeboard was painted with the Silver Adirondack Paint Dabber.
Don't have all these supplies?
Tim Holtz has created these tags primarily using Ranger and Advantus products and we carry both lines of products and fully encourage customers to support these companies so that they and Tim Holtz can continue to bring us free learning tools. That being said we recognize that for many of us the acquisition of craft tools and supplies can't happen all at once so we provide these hints for putting off the purchase of some of the products used.
- While I love my non-stick craft sheet and love that it is reusable instead of disposable if this is the only need you've found for it, try this substitute. For the Distress Background technique you can effectively use a peice of waxed paper or tin foil.
- Not all inks will work to stamp the Snowman. Many will rub off of the non-porous crackle paint, but if you don't have the Archival black pad, StazOn black or Palette Noir will work nicely.
- It is handy to have a set of jump rings but if you don't use them much you won't want to buy a package to make one tag. Make your own jump ring by wrapping 20 gague or wider wire around a thin pen or round chopstick.
- Try a swirl stamp from your own collectoin or consider a smaller individual stamp like this one from Lost Coast Designs.
- Finally, look in your own embellishment stash and see if you have some embellishments you like as much or maybe better than ones shown here that you don't own.
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