Dec 152013
 

Hey, I actually finished December’s Tim tag by the midpoint of the month!

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Tim specified Clearly For Art plastic for this project.  I’ve never used it, but have found that reusing clear plastic packaging works fine.  You can heat it the way he describes with a heat tool and then shape it while it’s warm. Perhaps the Clearly For Art works better, but at least the plastic is free, and it’s recycling. 🙂

He also suggested using Frosted Film, but I just sanded my plastic to get a frosted look.

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I did, however, buy the Tattered Poinsettia die, as it can be used for many other projects.  The poinsettia was colored with Blazing Red StazOn and the leaves with  Olive Green StazOn. The branches were cut from the Bird Branch die and colored with Coffee Archival Ink.

The background was colored with Antique Linen Distress Stain, then the Harlequin Background Stamp was stamped with Bundled Sage Distress Ink (I LOVE this soft green for backgrounds.)

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The “Peace on Earth” and the star are from a Michael’s store brand set.  When all that was done, it just needed something more in the empty space in the top center/right.  I thought the angel from the Christmas Silhouettes Clear Stamps was perfect here, as it was the angels who announced

“Glory to God in the highest, and earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14

The angel was stamped with Bronze Mica Magic. It has a slight shimmer irl.  The last step was to do a bit of splattering with white paint.  I may have gone a wee bit overboard on that. 😀

If you’re thinking of other projects that can be made with recycled plastic packaging, here’s a Tattered Floral Wreath I made last spring.

Happy creating!

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  4 Responses to “Pastel Poinsettia – December Tim Holtz Tag”

Comments (4)
  1. That’s wonderful! I’m impressed that you were able to recycle plastic packaging to such good effect. I’m sending out the Christmas cards you made for me, btw, and am so glad to have them.

  2. So cool So pretty! Sanded plastic….neat. Thanks for sharing and showing us a cool way to recycle. Hugs

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