Friday, June 13, 2014
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 – June Edition
Would you believe it – I even managed to get my June tag ready before halfway through the month?
Ever since I bought a series of Tim Holtz stencils, I have become very attached to them. I was particularly excited to get started on this tag because it was about cool stencil effects. And since I now own a stack of these (Yes they finally arrived in my little dorpie in South Africa), I take every chance I get to bust them out and make up for the long lost time that I had to do without them. The technique this month was deliciously simple but a fabulous watercoloury stencil effect.
In my last post – I showed you a background I did for the “Follow Your Heart” tag. What I did was lightly mist the cardstock with water and only ink up the stencil, then I pressed the stencil down onto the wet cardstock. I like this batik look and I do like the way the die pools up in certain places.
The technique Tim demonstrates for the stencil background of his June tag is very similar – except that he inks and mists the stencil and doesnt print on damp cardstock. His method is so much more vibrant and gives a really lovely blended coverage. See his tag here:
One of the personal goals I set for myself every month for this particular tag-share is to reinterpret the elements and theme such that it does preserve the technique and theme of the tag while challenging me to be more creative with my style. I think its fun or like a really cool game to create something within certain boundaries but with the freedom to superimpose my brand of creative urging.
I am going to share a mini step-by-step of how I made this tag which I turned into a card topper. I am going to try and show exactly what elements I kept and re-interpreted.
Well there it is then – I kinda had fun doing the pic-torials with the arrows and the text as well. Until later!