Thursday, 6 February 2014

Tim Holtz Feb Tag For 12 Tags Of 2014

Evening all, i hope your all keeping well. Thank you so much for stopping by. x
After a productive and fun crafty day over at Neil's I have my Feb tag for Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2014 finished.
You can see Tim's tag and his tutorial on what he did if you follow the link above.
Like last month I am trying to put my own spin on things by using Decoart 
paints and media products.I am also using the Tando-Creative media boards for my tags, they are made from chip board/grey board and are nice and thick so lend themselves brilliantly for paint and other media products.
I started by sealing my board with Faux Finish Medium and then wated down my base colours to create a wash, I applied both colours at the same time and spritzed with water to mix the colours together.
I used slate grey and vintage white.
Once dry I mixed some paint with some modelling paste to get a pink and a cream colour,using a pallet knife I applied the paste through the heart stencil from Tando-Creative.
The edge of the tag was swiped with black archival and the eyelet was added, The hearts when dry were given a coat of Triple Thick to give them a gloss finish.
The heart was cut from chip board and given a base coat of white and then a bright red painted over the top. Some One Step Crackle was added over the top and once it had cracked some raw umber paint rubbed into the cracks.
The chalk board was also cut from chip board, the edges were shaped with a craft knife and painted black.
I used the Tim Holtz stamp and stamped with Decoart's New Chalk Paint, I am absolutely loving this range of paint, More to come soon ;-)
I also very lightly rubbed some paint across the edges of the square just to bring out the detail.
The arrow and 14 are from Tim Holtz and finish of the tag.
This was a very weird tag for me, I really like each individual piece and how they turned out, I'm just not sure I like it as a whole, It might just be because this is really not my style ;)
But it's good to be challenged and if I want to do the 12 Tags this year I  need to do them all lol.
Thank you for stopping by xx

I would like to add this to the Tim Holtz tag share.


  1. Love this version Mark. That heart background is gorgeous. Jenny x

  2. Guess what, I like your tag better again!

  3. This is gorgeous Mark, Tim really challenges us each month, you may not like all of them but there are great fun to make! Anne x

  4. It may not be your usual style Mark, but it looks fab!
    Love how you're using DecoArt products for the tags.
    Alison x

  5. Great take on Tim's tag. Love your crackled heart and the addition of the 14. The main thing is you had fun playing!!

  6. Fab Tag Mark, loads of depth and texture and love the way you have shaded your hearts :-)

  7. Felt the same bout this tag :-)
    Like what you made out of it though

    2 down 10 to go :-)

  8. A fabulous take on Tim's tag - I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Wonderful take on Tim's tag here. Love everything about it Mark!!!

  10. Very cool take on the February tag - love that subtle grey shaded background and the crackle heart is yummy.
    Alison x

  11. Love your take on the February tag, mark!

    And my - you were fast. My post wasn't hardly online and you already had left a comment ;)
    Thanks! Glad you like it!

    Claudia x

  12. I agree! I really love your version of the tag. Gotta get my hands on some of that mount board. Especially love the chalk board effect. That paint rocks! xxD