Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Remix Tag - "No Journey Is"

It's almost the end of the month and I've managed to get my April "Tim Tag" done with two days to spare. This year for Tim's 12 tags, it's all about remixing past techniques and combining them together with other techniques that he has shared over the past years. This month's tag features the Faux Mosaic and Paint Resist Techniques.  This month I played with a variety of new products and some older products from Tim Holtz to create my tag. My favourite new product is the Distress Paper Mosaic Kit, it's well worth the investment. 

I  created the coloured effect on the woodgrain distress watercolour cardstock piece using Antique Linen paint . Once the paint had dried, I added Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Brushed Pewter Distress Stains over top.  After the stains had dried, I went over the entire piece of woodgrain cardstock with my Ground Espresso Distress Ink. To finish the woodgrain cardstock piece, I used my Distress Spritzer and spritzed Black Soot and Gathered Twigs in spots on the cardstock. Once the woodgrain cardstock was dry, I wrapped a piece of linen ribbon 1 1/4" from the bottom of the tag. 

For my butterfly I used the Butterfly Duo Bigz die, one of my favourites. After I cut the butterfly out of chipboard, I went to work on creating my mosaic tile look. The paper I used for my mosaic tiles was from the Menagerie 8x8 paper pad. Once the top coat on the tiles were dry, I went over the grout with Ground Espresso Distress Ink. When I go to make another mosaic tile pattern on a die cut image, I will use plain chipboard instead of black chipboard. The black chipboard turned the grout into a purple hue.

The left side of my tag was too plain, so I pulled out my Wildflowers stamp set, and stamped a couple of images. Once the Archival ink dried, I then fussy cut around each flower image. 

 I wanted to add the arrow and a saying to the top right of my tag. So I took a strand of paper string from Tim Holtz's Ideaology line and put it through my "dream" token and wrapped the string around the middle of the arrow, once it was wrapped around enough, I knotted the string at the top of the middle of the arrow.  I also wanted to customize my ribbon, so I used crinkle ribbon and sprayed it using Pumice Stone, Black Soot and Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain.

The finishing touch to my tag was adding the saying in the bottom right hand side. My saying came from small talk and I just cut it apart to fit in the bottom right hand corner. 

Products Used: 
-Ranger/Tim Holtz: Black Soot Distress Spray Stain, Pumice Stone Distress Spray Stain, Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain, Broken China Distress Stain, Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain, Brushed Pewter Distress Stain, Ground Espresso Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Paint, Black Soot Distress Marker, Gathered Twigs Distress Marker, Distress Woodgrain Cardstock, Distress Paper Mosaic Kit and Distress Spritzer
-Ranger Ink: Black Archival Ink and #5 Manilla Tags
-Tim Holtz/Ideaology: Paper String, Crinkle Ribbon, Linen Ribbon, Typed Tokens, Adornments - Arrows, Small Talk and Menagerie 8x8 Paper Stash
-Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Butterfly Duo Bigz Die
-Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: Wildflowers Stamp

I have entered my tag here:
April Tag - Tim Holtz

Until Next Time!


  1. Wonderful interpretation of Tim's April tag Katelyn, love the wood grain background and the butterfly looks great, I like the colour that the grout became on the black chipboard! The wildflowers were the perfect finishing touch, thanks for sharing it, now I have to get to work on mine! Deb xo

    1. Thanks Deb! I can't wait to see your tag and what you create!!

  2. Love all the texture and design of your tag.