Tuesday, September 4, 2012

12 Tags of 2012- September

In the crafting world, everyone knows the name Tim Holtz! He has a very large line of products with various companies that are all fantastic! He also writes a blog, and I have the website linked in the sidebar under "my favorite websites". 

Well if you follow his blog you may know that he does the "12 tags of 2012" where each month he posts a tag tutorial with a theme of a holiday that month, or just a new technique. He allows people to post their Sthat tags they created with that technique so other people can see your ideas! So I'm gonna show you guys the tag I created with the metal technique he used for the 1st of September!

This is a far away picture of my tag

( I'll list all the products I used at the bottom of this post )

I started out with one of Ranger's tags, and I dabbed distress ink down on my craft sheet using the colors Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Peeled Paint. I also put one of the new metallic distress stains in Brushed Pewter. I sprayed the ink with water and dipped my tag into the ink untill it had a unique color pattern, then I dried it with a heat tool. Then I took some Broken China distress ink on a ink blending tool, and added the color in random areas. I spritzed the paper with water to blend it all out then  once again dried it with a heat tool.

 After the ink is all dried, I stamped the background of the tag with a writing stamp from recollections in random areas.

Tim's technique this month was a Faux Riveted Metal look. So instead of covering the entire tag with the Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets, I cut it into random pieces and crinkled it a little bit and placed them on my tag to try and make it seem like the ink is covering up the metal and the metal is only revealed in certain areas. I textured the metal with a pen tip and a needle tool, but you can really only see the texture up close.

Up close picture of the top part of my tag
Next, it was time to grab a bunch of embellishments! I put on some gears from the Tim Holtz collection and a mini light bulb I found in a drawer I also used a clip to attach a adage ticket.

Up close picture of the bottom half of my tag
On the bottom, I, put a pin attached with a spring and a few jump rings. then I attached a word band with ribbon from the Tim Holtz collection that reads "possibility begins with imagination" I love this quote! Lastly I stapled some film ribbon on the very bottom.

So that was my Tag and I hope you liked it! Here is a list of the tools and supplies that I used; you can find most of these things at a Micheals, Archivers or Hobby Lobby stores.

Craft Supplies
  • Ranger Tags
  • Distress Ink
    • Peeled Paint
    • Vintage Photo
    • Walnut stain
    • Broken China
  • A Vintage writing stamp from recollections ( i dont know what its called )
  • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
  • Inksessentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets
  • Idea-ology Sprocket Gears
  • Idea-ology Word Bands
  • Idea-ology Adage Tickets
  • Idea-ology Film Ribbon
  • Idea-ology Hinge Clips
  • Adriondack Paint dabber
    • Snow Cap
  • Recollections ribbon
    • white

  • Ranger Craft Sheet
  • Matha Stewart Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ranger Mister
  • Stapler
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Ink Blending Foam

Here are Some Extra Pictures!

Thanks for Reading my posts! make sure to check out Tim Holtz Blog and Make your own tag for his 12 tags of 2012!!

Click here to Go to Tim Holtz Blog


  1. Great job on the tag. I love how you made it your own.

  2. Oooo, I love how you used just bits of the metal--what a cool effect!! Awesome embellishments too! And welcome to the Blog-o-sphere! =D

  3. Hi Kayla, I love your take on Tim's tag, especiall the way you have done your metal work, that was a genius idea and looks brilliant. Love your embellies too. Thank you so much for your visit, much appreciated. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  4. Really great tag, love the embellishments you used.

  5. Great tag! Love your background and bits of metal!

  6. Welcome to the world of blogging. I started a couple years ago; it has become something pretty important to me. I don't have many viewers, and that is perfectly OK. Really, it is for me. But Tim invites us to play and share our play time...and here we are. Thank you for your nice comment on my Tim Tag. I like the way you used the foil tape in pieces against the inked background. Tim always encourages innovation!

  7. Hi Kayla. Your Tim tag looks great! I like the journaling ticket the other ideaology elements you've added to it! Nice job! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my spooky Tim tag as well. <3 Candy

  8. Excellent tag Kayla! I love the idea of the metal ripping through the colour! Thanks for visiting me and leaving a lovely comment.

  9. I like your idea of just using patches of the foil technique for your bachground. Gives me something to consider doing with my foiled rejects. Congrats on starting your blog.

  10. Great tag Kayla!! I love those adage tags. Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment you left. I really like how you gave a list of all the supplies you used.

  11. Hi Kayla thank you so much for visiting me and for your kind words about my tag. I had to pop by and see if you were playing along too! I love your interpretation and think the partial glimpses of metal work look fab. Looking forward to the next one - are we wishing the year away tag by tag ;-)

  12. I really liked your idea of the foil being revealed by the inked portion of the tag, that's very creative! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  13. A very unique and amazing background. Love the whole tag

  14. I love the way it looks like your tag is peeling to reveal the metal underneath, very terminator! I love the colours too.