Just squeaking this challenge tag in under the wire. In two days it will be time for another challenge!
Here is the original tag made by Tim Holtz:
As always, I read the original instructions (with photos) and made notes for myself. Then I went to the studio with just the written step-by-step and pulled supplies from my stash that were 'sorta like' the ones Tim used.
Here's my process:
-Use Xyron to adhere neutral-colored grasscloth wallpaper sample to stiff cardboard
-Cut into tag shape
-Place a letter stencil on upper left and use an old gift card to spread texture paste in a small section. Let this dry
-Select bits of small ephemera that look vintage and set aside
-When texture paste is dry, use foam tool and distress ink to tint the paste.
-Ink edges of tag with brown distress ink
-Select a small black and white photo
-Use distress markers to color the photo and follow up with immediate blending away excess ink with cotton swab
-Use matte medium to attach ephemera and photo
-Apply postal-type rubons to surfaces of ephemera and tinted photo-Dye crinkle ribbon with distress ink and water. Scrunch and dry with heat tool
-Tie crinkle ribbon around tag
-Select word token and memo pin and attach to ribbon
-Use heavy glue dot to secure bottom of token
-Select small quote and cut into strips. Adhere with matte medium
-Attach tiny paper flowers with heavy glue dot
-Use brown distress ink to tint word strips
And here is the finished tag, very vintage with lots of texture.
Whew! Made it!