Ever since I discovered Tim Holtz two years ago, I have been watching and learning his techniques, but I have only started collecting his products quite recently. I just purchased my very first piece of Ideology - Chit Chat stickers, so imagine my joy when I saw Tim's January Tag!!
I took it as a sign that it was time to jump on the bandwagon, so off we go with Tim's January Tag!!
As you can see, I really didn't venture too far from Tim's version. I really wanted to concentrate on the techniques and the style. It's hard to resist putting flowers and pearls on a project! I did have to make some adjustments because I don't have all of the correct products, but I think I did a fair job with what I had.
I won't go into details about the techniques, you should really learn those from the master himself. I am only going to point out the items I jerry-rigged out of what I had on hand.
I made my own tissue with a bunch of Tim Holtz stamps, but honesty, it was a waste of time because you can't see the design at all. The letters were all cut out from Spellbinders Lowercase set three times and layered together to get them to look more dimensional. The 2 and the 5 were cut out from Tim Holtz's Vintage Noel die and also layered.
The arrow was cut out from Tim Holtz's Love Struck. I once again layered up three pieces of it and then I took some liquid pearls and drew on the top of it to give it that bevelled appearance, painted it all black and highlighted it with Tarnished Brass. I used the frame from Simple Sayings in Peacock Feathers and coloured the star with Sunset Yellow alcohol ink.
All of the rest of the products I used are the same ones Tim used on his tag. The only thing I forgot to do was outline all the chit chat stickers with a black marker...DOH!!!
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.