Here’s my rendition of the September tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013. I used some new stamps called Timeless by Hot off the Press as well as a metal embossing plate called Gears by Dreamweaver (for the white textured gears in background). I used spun sugar and pumice stone distress inks for this tag & ribbon.
My tag will be sent overseas to a swap partner in France. So bon voyage to you, September tag!!!
The Holtz version below made extensive use of stencils, along with embossing paste, paint and dye.
I can’t say I enjoyed the new techniques this month. I splurged and bought a few metal stencils since I couldn’t find the holtz ones anywhere. Not sure I liked the stencil techniques with the paste, but using them with ink was OK. I like how my tag turned out in the end, but I had to deviate quite a bit from Tim’s techniques to get something I was happy with. Oh well – I guess you can’t love all his tutorials, right?