December 02, 2017

12 Tags for Christmas 2017 - 'Tis the Season


A page from a Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper stash was a key ingredient for this, my second tag for Christmas, 2017.

A light wash of white acrylic was used to bring out the resist design. It was embellished with stamped elements (the deer, pine bough, and cut-out holly leaves) along with some burlap ribbon and numbers from a vintage Tim Holtz grunge board collection.

And it wouldn't be a Christmas tag without adding lots of glitter (Gold, Rock Candy Stickles) and that is absolutely my favorite part about making these tags and I can really get carried away with it!

The text that wraps around the arch was made by cutting a strip from a pad of fairly thin paper. It was dampened lightly so I could round the shape before pasting. I used a slow-drying glue that allowed more time/wiggle-room and gently manipulated it to follow the curve.

5 comments:

  1. I like a lot the background with the compass and the golden tones, they're fantastic, hugs.

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  2. What a neat tag-- I love the architectural look of the compass, and your palette rocks with the glitter!

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  3. Your work always gives me emotions! This unusual palette is spectacular and the design is fabulous! Barbara

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  4. A Beautiful tag, love the vintage feel and design!

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