Thursday, December 03, 2009

The 3rd Tag of Christmas.....

Used Alcohol Inks!!
That's right... I got out my trusty little ink bottles, some felt and my handy dandy little applicator tool and set to work!

Tim's tutorial demonstrated something I've never done before (YAY!): creating a plaid pattern with the alcohol inks. What a fun thing to do -- I found myself trying this several times experimenting with colour and line thickness... Talk about a "play day"!!
The first tag is my interpretation of his Christmas Tag using "white space". You use Blending Solution to make the white strip lines -- uh, brilliant! ... then follow the directions to make the plaid. You stamp your chosen image in Jet Black Archival Ink (Tim tells us to use Archival Ink because it is NOT a solvent ink and won't react with the alcohol ink (point noted *wink*). I then stamped snowflake images around the tag (also in archival ink) and then stamped a random dot pattern stamp with white paint down one side of the tag. What I did, outside of Tim's directions, was got out the Perfect Pearls (I know-- shocker, right?) The Pearls will stick to the wet (almost dry) paint and give it a luminescent quality -- well, you all know how much I'm into that -- so on went the Pearls!! :). I like how it turned out! Also -- check out the faux rivets!! A washer, a brad and Tim's texture hammer created that! Love it!

This is another tag I did today.... a little different colouring -- I just wish you could see the true colours. The plaid used Rusty, country colours that didn't photograph well -- anyway, it reminded me of the trailer so I went all rustic with it :)
What can I say, I had fun! Now I have to clean up and do some work work. YUCK!! I want to PLAY!!
Thanks for another great tag and technique Tim!
can't wait to see tomorrow's!!


Tracey said...

Karen, these tags are incredible! You are awesome girl!! xx

Hels said...

Fab tags hun...I love using the Plaid is so versatile! Loving those trees you used :O))

Artyjen said...

Ooh! love your plaid! Your tree one is gorgeous too.
I'm going to have to work on day 4 tag over the weekend

Diane said...

I love your take on Tim's tags Karen. This is great!

Jennie said...

Isn't the plaid technique geat:) loving all your tags