Next, I colored my tag. Again, I wanted more shimmer on my tag so I got creative and applied iced spruce and picket fence distress stain to my craft sheet, and then instead of misting my tag with just water I used Perfect Pearls spray in Kiwi! :) Once my tag was misted in the shimmering yumminess I lay my tag into the stains and pulled it thru. I went back and blotted up the extra onto my tag which gave it a real blotchy shimmery look. I LOVE it! Next, I took brushed corduroy ink and inked the edges. I then used the same ink and the Harlequin stencil and randomly inked the design onto the tag. In the second photo, I angled my camera so that you could see the shimmer on the tag from the perfect pearls spray mixed with the stains.
I took a festive sentiment from my stash of Christmas stamps and inked with archival ink onto the tag. I glued my poinsettia and my branches in place. Now it was time to splatter some Picket Fence paint onto the tag, but all I had was a toothbrush from the dollar store. I splattered some paint onto the tag but I found that with the toothbrush it was more of a fine mist than a spotted splatter that I was hoping for. So, time to improvise a bit again, and I took my smallest stylist pen and lightly dotted some bigger spots randomly on the tag making it look like I had splattered it on with a splatter brush. Wink wink... hahahaha... clever I know! LOL The tag seemed a little bare to me so I took some twine and wrapped it around the middle a couple of times and tied a bow slightly to the right side. :) Yup, ok now I am liking it. It added just that little bit of rustic vintage look to the tag. :) I used twine as well as the hanger up to too so that it would tie the whole tag together.
Here is my finished tag:
Thanks for popping in to see me. I've only started making Tim's 12 tags of 2013 in September, so I think I might have to go back and do the rest of the year so I have all 12 in my collection. :) Definitely had so much fun following Tim and his tags these past few months, I really look forward to doing all 12 next year. :) Keep up the great work Tim, and passing on your inspiring tags for us to recreate and learn from! It's been a blast and I am officially addicted and in need of a 12 step program to wean me off of my addiction. Or maybe not! I could be addicted to a lot worse things! Right? My husband might not agree to that statement, but I'll stick to it! Teehee
Have a great night and see you in a while...