Tim Holtz’ 12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 2

Loved Tim’s second tag– the frayed canvas layered on grungeboard was a great idea :) I took my own spin as I had a lot of those supplies not handy.

As I don’t have the resist paper he used, I made my own by simply gluing down book paper on the tag and then using Golden Tar Gel over a Snowflake Stencil. This is what comes next for me to all the coating that is used on those resist papers out on the market. But thicker Gel Medium works also very well.  I then painted the background with some watered down white acrylic paint- which looked a bit different from the used Distress Stain of course- but I still like the outcome- it adds some dimension to the tag.

Supplies: Distress Inks, Sizzix Die Tag, Book Paper, Golden Tar Gel, Tattered Angels Snowflake Screen, Golden Gel Medium, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Untreated Canvas Fabric, Crafter’s Workshop Start Stencil as a Template, Grungeboard, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, Tonic Studio Distress Tools, Texture Hammer, Vintaj Metall Star, Beacon FabriTac, Eco Green Crafts Acrylic Paint, Burlap, German Scraps Border, Prima Rhinestones.


Tomorrow I will show you my newly organized studio :) …well part of it–hehehe. Looking forward teaching tomorrow here in Hamburg – it is going to be fun! Last Workshop of this year in person :)


Comments (5)

  • Micki


    Wow, you tag looks awesome! Love how you improvise with different supplies! :-).

    I just realized that a year ago today I went home to Bad Hersfeld (in Hessen)…. sigh, around the holidays I really get homesick!

    Can’t wait to see your craft space, I’m currently re-doing mine too (although my space is small so it’s sort of hopeless :-)


  • shire


    Der sieht wirklich toll aus!! Ich komme ja in letzter zeit zu gar nichts :(
    du, kannst du mir helfen? ich muss unbedingt wissen wann der 7.Dezember 6pm EST bei uns in deutschland ist. kansst du mir helfen?


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Das ist MItternacht bei uns – sonst aber auch bei Google eingeben – es gibt Zeitumwandler. Liebe Grüße Nat


  • Christina Colón


    Gorgeous tag! I love the resist technique you used. I am going to have to try using some watered acrylic paint next!


  • Sue Clarke


    Love the canvas under the star and the strip along the bottom.
    If you used Tim’s tag as a sketch then you did good Nat!


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