Tim Holtz’s tag for this month is so cool, I thought it needed to be made in a more substantial form than just a tag.
A little 5×7 canvas was perfect. However, I quickly realized that Distress Stains and Distress Inks wipe right off the finish of the canvas. What to do for a little background color?
After poking around in my supplies, I decided to try mixing Matte Multi Medium with some Distress Reinkers. I worked like a charm to give a soft, watercolor look. I used reinkers in Broken China, Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans and Pine Needles.
The font I used to print the verses is called Artistamp; isn’t it perfect for this project? You can download the font for free here.
The paper on the background was embossed with the Clock embossing folder and colored with several Distress inks, including Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany, Broken China and Peeled Paint.
The gears were cut out of Grunge paper with my Sizzix Big Shot and the Gadget Gears Die. They were painted with Brushed Pewter Distress Crackle Paint, Tarnished Brass Distress Crackle Paint and Deco Art Dazzling Metallics-Worn Penny.
Then, like Tim always has us do, I sanded them and inked them with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The distress only sticks to the places where the paint was sanded away, so it’s a cool look.
I’m enjoying having this canvas on my desk as a constant reminder of what is most important. :-)