Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sing along now "On the 2nd day of Christmas Tim Holtz gifted art to me...."
Tim's on tag #3 of his 12 Tags of Christmas techniques. I did tag 2 first as I love LOVE love alcohol inks! Now the ol' smoosh method for creating the background isn't new, but the splatter effect is MOST kewl!
I didn't use the same stamps, colors or bellies as he did, nor do I think you have to. I think it's all about sharing the love, adapting and using supplies you have. Now, I would LOVE you all to purchase the supplies he suggests. Even BETTER if you bought them from Red Rubber Paper and Ink (me!) since I'm offering 25% off all supplies he uses for the tags PLUS free shipping for orders over $25.00. BUT enough of the shameless plug. I challenge you to improvise on his techniques and use your stash! I did. I made my bird from Shrink plastic, and used another brand of white rub-on's. If I hadn't had those, I would have tried stamping Snowcap Dabber with a flourish stamp. See what you can come up with.
In the meantime, enjoy Tim's tags at www.timholtz.typepad.com