Sunday, December 15, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - December

I was inspired to feature the bear, stars, and map paper by several Native American legends I have read that have to do with a how a bear comes down from the sky and returns to the sky.

I used the techniques as shown on Tim Holtz's blog.  Peace on Earth is my wish every year for Christmas, and I had this lovely word stamp from Inkadinkado.  I cut my own tag shape from Kraft Resist paper. After coloring the tag with Distress Inks, I coated the whole thing with Tsukineko Opalite Nordic Ice ink. It gave it a shimmer that unfortunately is not seen well in picture.  The polar bear is a shape I traced onto plastic with a stencil and used alcohol inks on the reverse to color, with Tim Holtz idea-ology Frosted Film on top.  The ice is a scrap piece of Frosted Film covered plastic with Glossy accents and Ranger Distress Rock Candy Dry Glitter sprinkled on top.  A Swarovski Aurora Borealis Crystal is under the words.  The yellow stars were applied by inking through a stencil.  Also, I used a brass washer and applied a technique I learned in Creative Chemistry 102.

I wasn't able to complete a tag each month this year, but I do want to give a try to going back to the pages for the months I missed out on to give some of those techniques a try as well.  Hopefully, there will be tags of 2014 and I will be giving that a try as well.