Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Remix Tag - Lock

My New Years Resolution this year was to participate in Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2016. My blogger friend Nicole Wright Designs inspired me to take the plunge after seeing all of the beautiful tags that she had made last year. 
This year for Tim's 12 tags, it's all about remixing past techniques and combining them together with other techniques that he has used over the past years. This month's tag features the chalk technique and distressing metal.  
For this month's tag, I decided that I wanted to use the lock stamp from the Industrial Blueprint stamp set.

The chalk technique has become one of my new favourite technique to use. I used Holographic embossing powder instead of Frosted Crystal to complete this technique.

I stamped a second lock and cut just the lock part out and foam squared it over top of the other chalked lock.

To create the effect on my faux embossed metal, I used the Riveted embossing folder. I covered the embossed faux metal with a layer of Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint. Once the Distress Paint was dry, I added a light layer of Mushroom Adirondack Alcohol Ink overtop to highlight parts of the embossed faux metal.

I didn't have any word bands on hand, so I improvised and used one of the sayings out of the Ideology Small Talk stickers. 

I love how my first tag turned out and I can't wait to try out next month's tag! 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first 12 tags of 2016 inspired by Tim Holtz.

Until Next Time!


  1. So cool you are participating this year! It is so much fun to try out Tim's techniques! You've done a great job with January's techniques; I just love that industrial background here! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with throughout the year! Hugs!

    1. Thanks Sara! I'am having lots of fun playing along.