Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tag using Grunge Paper

My First Grunge paper Tag
I have a new love and it is working with Tim Holtz Distressed Inks and his Grunge Paper.
This tag was cut using my Cricut from a manilla folder because I didn't have any Tags.  I have them on order, but they won't be in until sometime in September.
I had the priviledge of taking a class from Tim Holtz at CHA last month and I learned so many new techniques.  I will be carrying some of his products as soon as they are availble.  If there is anything
in particular that you would like for me to order for you, just let me know.

Don't you love learning about new things and techniques?  I sure do!  I saw this
Grunge paper at CHA and knew it was something I wanted to try.  So what makes this different from Chipboard?  Tim designed this product so that it was flexible and it doesn't tear or crack.  You can ink it, sand it, roll it and do just about anything to it and it remains the same.  Grunge paper is sold in 12x12  and 6x12 sheets. You will love this stuff!!!!  If you want me to order some for you, please
e-mail me.

First I cut out the tag, then I stamped the Distress Ink pad on my Craft Mat (this is a must have to do this procedure as nothing sticks to it ) and sprayed it with my Mini Mister.  I used my heat gun to dry it and
sprayed it with Ranger's new Perfect Pearls Spray (awesome stuff, available in October)

Next I cut out the 2 sizes of flowers from the Grunge Paper, ran them through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss dot Embossing Folder.
Next I inked it using the Distress Inks and sanded the dots to make them stand out.  I cut out the stem and leaf and also inked them.  All was attached to the tag and a bow was added.

Tim Holtz has a ton of videos out to teach this technique.  You can start here and look at the side bar for more videos.  Also, I love Wendy Vecchi's work too and you can see some videos here


Colleen said...

I love Tim Holtz stuff as much as Selma loves her flowers. You tag is amazing! I have several of his inks and crackle paint as well as the daubbers.

Darlene said...

AWESOME job ... you'll have to "teach me" how to do this! I agree, Tim Holtz is amazing and anyone I've talked to that has taken one of his classes is "hooked"!

Jane Wetzel said...

This is totally awesome Joan! LOVE TH stuff and I am crazy about your tag!

Selma said...

Awesome Joan. I see why you were so excited to make this tag. Now I have something else I am going to get hooked on (smile). The ideas are probably endless.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Oh, very pretty! I love this distressed look...just gorgeous!

Joann (sarahzoe) said...

Your tag is gorgeous. I may have to try your challenge with imposter materials. Thanks for sharing with us.

Alemap said...

Absolutely GREAT!