I missed Tim's August Tag -I just couldn't get the techniques he used to work for me - so I was really happy to see his September tag. I liked each step and technique and so I knew I could get something done! You will find all the details of Tim's tag here and here it is below:
Mine looks quite different from his because I did a Halloween theme and so used orange, black and brown inks - but most of the techniques are there! I used stamps from Half Tone Halloween instead of butterflies and I added some Curiosities Remnant Rubs.
The back of my tag is a mix of Black Soot, Tea Dye and Wild Honey Distress Stain Sprays. It came out really cool but most of it gets hidden by the front panel :(
I didn't have the Alcohol Ink paper Tim used (I don't know if I've ever even seen that sold??!) so I used a specialty paper I had that I thought might work for the technique - I swiped the panel through the following colors of Alcohol inks I put on my craft mat - Butterscotch, Espresso, Ginger, Citrus and Silver Mixative Alcohol Ink as well as alcohol blending solution. After it dried - I used Tim's Shatter Stencil along with Wendy Vecchi Translucent embossing paste over the panel. Then you stamp the images on the panel and stamp them again on Acetate, cut them out and layer them over the stamped images. Tim used Frosted and I just used clear acetate. He also heated the butterflies and bent them but I couldn't do that with the images I used so mine are flat.
I dropped Butterscotch Alcohol ink over the Exhibit A word band and the little jacko-lantern from Oddities/Adornments. The greetings was cut with Holiday Words/Script. The colored ribbon was a free gift with an order from Linda at Funkie Junkie Boutique!
So, I'm happy and relieved that I had success with Tim's September tag!
I hope everyone has a great weekend. The town I live in is celebrating Founder's Day on Saturday with the center of town blocked off to traffic and lots of people selling things at booths and the school's run games and there's lots of great food! Then on Sunday there is going to be a special Honoring the Military parade that's going to be about 2 hours long - with high school bands, Fife and drums, bagpipes, soldiers marching and lots of military vehicles - part of the town's 200th year celebration - and I just have to walk to the end of my street to see the parade go by!