Tim Holtz Tags

I am amazed I've actually been able to do four of Tim's 12 tags of Christmas.  I have been so busy the last week, but at night, when I really need to take a break, instead of just watching t.v., I work on my tags. (and listen to the t.v.!)  This 4th tag was a little more involved, but it was fun to do.  I love anything to do with snowflakes!  Here's my tag from day four:

I used pretty much the same things as Tim's tag on this one.  I loved doing the background technique on this tag.  The rock candy crackle paint technique is so cool, except I put way too much on in some parts, and the crackle came off and left some bare spots.  I filled in those areas before I stained it and it was fine.  I'll know better next time!
This is Tim's tag #6.

At first I wasn't sure about this one, but I think it was all the different colors of paint on the tag that didn't appeal to me.  Still into the snowflake theme, I chose this Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I used three colors of Ranger paint dabbers;  pearl, silver and aqua.  I used the aqua for the background, pearl for the snowflakes, and the silver was around the outer edges of the snowflakes.  After burnishing the painted tag, I inked the whole tag with Twig Distress ink (from his Autumn collection).  I really like how the color turned out!  I forgot to mention, I didn't have any of his metal adhesive sheets, or should I say, I think I have them but after looking for half an hour, couldn't find them!  I used one of Spellbinder's metal sheets (I did find those!) and glued it to my cardstock with Claudine Helmuth's Matt Medium (best glue, ever!)  Instead of a charm, I die-cut a snowflake with chipboard and a Sookwang adhesive sheet on top.  I then covered it with Craft & Glitz glitter.  I love blending different colors of this glitter together, you can make your own custom colors.  I used lime green, sand and gunsmoke blue for this combination.  I then filled one of Tim Holtz's mini bottles with mica and attached the two to my ribbon. This was probably the easiest tag to make so far, it didn't take long at all!
Have a great Friday!

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