Today, I spent my afternoon relaxing. For me that was doing some scrapping that was not an assignment. I have taken a break from some of my DT stuff just to give myself a little time to deal with things. Sometimes we just need a break...
So what did I do? I played along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. This is my first time to do this, and I must say, I really enjoyed the process. I learned some fun new techniques and really tried to take to heart his encouragement to use what I had on hand. I would LOVE to have all of his products, but I don't. The only thing I did break down and purchase was the Archival Ink. It just does things that my other inks don't do, so I had to have it. I am also quite certain that I am going to have to get one of those craft mats as well. Maybe that would be a good Christmas gift!!!
The next one I created used the same alcohol ink on clear plastic, but then I used the Crackle paint fun from Tag #4. The crackle was done on the snowflake image that I cut with my Cricut. I just don't have any Distress Stain, so I used my Distress Inks and "pushed" the ink into the cracks using a sponger dauber.
The final tag I made was inspired by Tag #6. This one was super fun. And...I did not use the Metallic foil stuff. I used what I had on hand, and that was heavy duty aluminum foil. I just wrapped a piece of it around a tag, glued it in place with some glossy accents and then embossed it. The painting, took some time, but the final outcome was definitely worth it. It has such a fun distressed feel!
Well, that's all for now.
Thanks as always for stopping by!