Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 7

Hi everyone!

It's stormy outside, and today is my day off, so this afternoon I sat down for day 7 of the 12 tags of Christmas. The techniques featured today are kraft glassine with alcohol inks. I must confess that I've ordered alcohol inks the other day, but unfortunately I didn't receive them yet. So I've been experimenting with a little piece of glassine and distress ink, but I didn't like the green. Eventually I used paint dabbers and made different shades of green. Then I wrinkled it up and sanded it and inked the veins with distress. I did the background again with distress ink instead of stains. Then I did go over it a bit more  with a blending tool with the same colors for a bit more effect and also so I could make drops with water. Half way through, I almost wanted to start over, but I'm glad I didn't! It turned out great!
Unfortunately you can't see the glassine through the paint but I'm just glad I finally used it! haha. I also, as Tim said, bought it because I was curious about it, and didn't know what to do with it! LOL. Another first, I used archival ink for embossing. And it works perfectly! Don't have black embossing powder, so that's why I used archival ink and clear embossing powder). The holly is cut with my eCraft machine.

The result:

The materials:
  • Kraft paper, glassine
  • Lace, ribbon, mesh, vintage tinsel
  • Pearls
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz, Prima Marketing
  • Distress Ink: pumice stone, antique linens, old paper, frayed burlap, vintage photo, walnut stain
  • Embossing powder: Clear
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow for another tag!


Leintje* said...

Heel heel heel erg mooi gedaan!

Super met al die blaadjes, dit is een van mijn favo's op dit moment!

Tot straks!

Patricia said...

Hij is weer PRACHTIG!!!!!!!
Groetjes Patricia

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful tag.

zaya00 said...


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Nice! I love the brick combination! So cool!

Sandy said...

Pretty but I still like the one with the lamp post the best!