Thursday, 11 August 2011

Simon Says... Tim!

...over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge the theme this week is to show a Tim Holtz technique. Well, I could hardly pass on this one could I? I mean... not that I am at all obsessed with the Duke of Distress, I hasten to add ;O))


Anyways... I decided my technique would be Dabber Resist... so I got out my Traditional Tan Cut & Dry square that is in a little baggy so it stays forever moist (oooh, I loooove that word... moist... say it over and over and over... tis funny) So, where was I? Ah, yes, doing Dabber Resist without the Dabber... well, it could be called Faux Dabber Resist - it gives the same effect you just use Claudine's paint instead. Well my old faithful Script stamp got used again... this has to be one my all time faves and it is from the Letters To Santa set.


Once I had dried the painty scripty bit, I used Old Paper, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo Distress Stains to make a Wrinkle Free Distress... which I guess could be called a Faux Wrinkle Free Distress seeing as I used Stains instead of the pads...Either way, I think this has to be my bestest technique ever, I use it more often than not... cos I just love the diversity of the effect you get each time you do it.


I made a little banner jobby for the bottom of the tag using a reallllly cool technique that THE Duke of Distress himself taught me... oh yes, he popped around to the Room of Stash to personally show me how to do this technique... Well, actually, that is a bit of an exaggerations... what actually happened was this... I learnt it at Ranger U! Basically... crimple the Glassine... flatten out. Pounce Perfect Pearls Powders onto the Glassine, tap away the excess, heat up til the Glassine goes shiny (it will do this when heated, once heat source removed it returns to mat again... clever huh!) This then sucks the powders into the Glassine so they don't transfer all over the job when you are handling the Glassine and yet you still get that ace look! I used Capucchino and Biscoti powders.... lush!



So, that is three techniques already! I added another one by distressing the edges of the tag and the sentiment piece... and made it five when I used Distress Stain and a paintbrush to add colour to the butterfly... and yes! made it to six because I did one of those little Facet thingy-wotsits, you know, where you Glossy Accent it to paper, cut out, distress and add to a dangly bit.... Right... I better get moving, that is waaaay too much waffle for one day already... and it's only 7.30am :O)) Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

26 comments:

Minxy said...

OMG Lush-E-lisious tag Hels

Gabrielle said...

Am dizzy with all those techniques! Great glassine tip!!!

Helen said...

OMG I love that butterfly...... such a gorgeous tag!

ellen vargo said...

OH MY WOW... this is just gorgeous! Love the triple layer rosette, that butterfly, and the glassine banner - stunning! Awesome as always hon... Love ya! Els xxx

Dragon said...

Woo this is fabalishous colour, Hels... so rich and chocolatty. That butterfly is great too, who would think he would look great in browns??!!
Frankie
xx

PsyPenguin said...

Wow! Yet another fabulous tag :0) So many cool things about this one - I love the little clock face and that butterfly is gorgeous. xx

Sandy said...

OMG what a great idea for the rosette hun.
Unbelievable Tag. Your art rock.

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a gorgeous, tag! Thanks for sharing the deets. I think my glassine needs some attention today!

Kazza said...

Gorgeous-ness personified! And that butterfly- please tell me what stamp make that is as I WANT IT! Xx Karen

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag, love love the background and the triple rosette is fabulous, great composition too. Tracy x

StampDancer said...

OOOH! I do like this! Love the glassine tip and am amazed how realistic your butterfly looks!

Joanne said...

'Tis bootiful - again. Now all I want is a secretary to go through ALL your posts and pick out every single technique you have shown over the years, sort them alphabetically and file them into a lovely folder so I have them to hand. any volunteers then??
Hugs Joanne xx

Primitive Seasons said...

Hels: How do you get your tags, loaded with ink and other products, to lie flat. I wanted to do a framed piece incorporating tags and they always want to curl.
That butterfly is gorgeous BTW!
Mary

Jo said...

Hels, love it, the colours are yummy and I adore the script. A script stamp has to be one of my most favourite backgrounds. jo xx

Martina2801 said...

Wow - this is very impressive!!!
Stunning work. Love your creation!!!

Gillian .... said...

Corrrrrrrrr Hel's ... six techniques in this gorgeous tag, I'm in LURVE, love the grungeness and the all the layering of the rosettes. xxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Whoa, how fabulous is that tag????? It's completely oozing with fabulousness. And so many techniques too. Thanks Hels, we luurrve you!!

Rebecca said...

Love it I've just added one only because I just happen to have made s card today but doesn' compare to this!
Do you ever sleep Hels?
How the buttocks today?
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Artyjen said...

Very fabulous Hels :)
Isn't moist a funny word?!
Now you need to be quite old like me to get that one!!
(The dustbin men tele prog had a famous bit that said "isn't ceiling a funny word?!" spoken in a fab welsh accent.)
My mate and I used to crack up :)
xoxo Sioux

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Julie said...

Very delish!

Faith Maupin said...

Oh my..... beeeeeeautiFUL!!!!!!

Candy C said...

Hels....all I can say is that this tag is gorgeous! OMG...I love the colors and then all of the elements and layers you did!!! It's fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. It's a perfect example of Tim Techniques .... plus!!! <3 Candy

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fabulous, just fabulous! I love the color palette yo worked with and that triple rosette rocks! I'm going to try the dabber resist with Claudine's paints because I've tried it a dozen times with the dabbers and they just don't ink the stamps up enough to get a decent image to "resist". Thanks for the tip! Great job with the TH technique challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art said...

HI Hels
this is a tag that you want to stare at for hours!! There's so much that you have packed into it. Especially love the glassine banner and the pen nib on the butterfly looks amazing!
Hugs across the miles
Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art

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