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In & Out of Studio 3D
Saturday, 11 July 2015
12 Tags of 2015 - July
Topic: Multi-Technique

Go big or go home! that was my dilemma when starting to replicate the July tag from Tim Holtz. Here is his creation:


Tim made HIS tag with the mini versions of the patriotic blueprint stamps which I do not have - I have the standard size of them.

The solution was to up-size the whole project into a 6 x 10 hanging wall piece.

Here are the steps and supplies I used to complete this project:

- adhered text-printed scrapbook paper to the surface of a chipboard cut to size.

- use sandpaper block to scuff all 4 edges.

- stamp patriotic blueprint stamps onto heavy watercolor paper using black Archival ink.

- use deckle-edge ruler to tear against at the top and the bottom of each image.

- use Distress marker ink as watercolors to color the images. include drop-shadows painted with Pumice Stone ink.

- smear Versamark across images to create a resist. (this didn't seem to have any effect so this step could easily be skipped)

- use a very wet brush to add Pumice Stone Distress Ink over the images. blot off excess ink to keep smearing of colored images to a minimum. dry with heat tool.

- trim sides off images to fit them on text background.

- distress the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Wet with aquabrush. dry with heat tool.

- adhere centers only of the images to the text background.

- stitch around all 4 sides of all 3 images. (this is the reason the glue was only in the center in the last step - so the machine needle would not have to go through it)

- decorate flag panel with rhinestone 'stars'.

 

- add silver Dazzles 'celebrate' peel-off sticker at the top of the USA panel.

 

- add stickers, rub-ons, rhinestones to star panel.

- use spritzer to spray black soot Distress Marker ink on panels.

 

- punch holes on upper two corners of panel.

- color opposite edges of cream colored seam binding using a blue Distress Marker and a red one.

- spritz ribbon with mini-mister to start colors running. blot before colors run together in the middle.

 

- dry with heat tool, scrunching to wrinkle as it dries.

- tie ribbon to holes, attaching star charm by stringing through one end of the ribbon.


So, here is my completed hanging decorator piece which I used as a hostess gift for the neighbors who hosted our Independence Day get-together.


It's on a different scale than Tim's original but the general effect is the same.

I also covered the back of the chipboard piece with scrapbook paper to create an attractive finish.

Ddd

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 6:55 AM PDT

Name: "Muffy"

LOVE this one! Great work!

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