|Alternate July Tag|
|First July Tag|
A new month equals a new tag by Tim Holtz! I adore this technique so much, and couldn't wait to get started. So after I chased the dog and cat around with my compressed air can, I got to work.
For my first tag I pretty much mimicked Tim's, except for my background stamping. I added the silver Alcohol Ink a little too low so it overpowered my Archival Ink. I had to use a Sharpie to color in a few spots to make Lady Liberty a little more dark and stand out more. I didn't like that at all...craft and learn!
|I had so much fun blowing 'cold' air, that I kept going and made some ATCs as well.|
BUT...then I started to wonder what would happen if I tried the same technique on a black tag to emulate the night sky. I knew the Alcohol Ink would not glide over the surface of a black tag like it does on Glossy Cardstock and it would not show up very well, but I had to give it a shot.
|I decided to use Snow Cap Mixative instead of the silver and then layer my other colors on top of it. It took a few layers but it worked. I wanted to really highlight the fireworks so I drew in some bursts with Glaze Pens. I love how it came out!|
From My Stash- black cardstock, blue embroidary twine, denim, washer
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!