Tuesday 15 April 2014

April Tim Tag

Yay I’ve got my Tim tag for this month done in plenty of time.
I followed Tim’s process pretty much to a T except I used rusty hinge distress paint with walnut stain distress ink for the background …..
…. and I added three flowers with antique linen distress glitter..
I just adore the trellis framework die and I coloured mine in broken china adding different inserts like Tim showed us including a hessian one. (Top tip here - lightly spread some wet glue over the hessian you want to die cut to make it stiff so that it doesn't fall to pieces when you die-cut it. My favourite general wet glue is Evo-Stik wood adhesive from B&Q, it dries clear and is very strong).
The mottled effect of the spritzed distress ink over the distress paint is fabulous.
With rusty hinge and broken china distress inks for the ribbon and a philosophy tag with antique linen paint to colour in the words, it's finished - oh apart from some coloured twine and string through the tag hole..
I have to say I really loved making this tag and going back to the pinecone die to make the roses.
Have you made yours yet?

hugs Brenda xx