It's the 5th Friday of the month and that means Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey, when creative guides share tags they have made just for fun and hopefully some inspiration.
I decided to alter one of Tim Holtz's Etc tags, this is the small size, but it is still huge!
I added some texure with Grunge Paste through a couple of stencils and when that was dry gave everything a layer of gesso. While the gesso was still wet I added some strips of old book paper which adhered perfectly without any further medium. I also added some Distress Platinum glitter for some extra wintry sparkle (I'm obviously still in a bit of a Christmassy mood)
Time to add some colour, - I used Golden Paynes Grey (which actually is a wonderful blue tone) and mixed it here and there with some Decoart Media Titanium White.
My next step was to dry brush some further white back in, specially over the snowflakes at the bottom right.
Now for the embellishing, - as I wanted this to be a wintry tag I used the Tim Holtz large snowflake with matching embossing folder and high lighted the raised bits with some Treasure Gold in Pewter.
Time to put it all together
And finally adding some embellishments. After having kept all my Christmas cards flat for posting, I had great fun doing this!
At the top some little pine cones, metal twigs and leaves, given a coat of gesso and lots more glitter.
And at the bottom, die cuts and berries.
And finally finishing it all off with one of Tim's chipboard sentiments, as a little New Year's resolution to myself and anyone who may eventually receive this tag :o)
Well, that's it for now. Wishing you all some very happy last days of 2017 and see you in the new year! Thanks for your visit and all your support!