Hooray February is here! Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring which is exciting but not nearly as exciting as the new technique for Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2013! One of my goals this year was to take part in Tim’s 12 Tags and I must say I am in LOVE with the February technique. I followed Tim’s technique but instead of one tag I created six mini tags featuring Alice in Wonderland Characters.
I’m not usually a tag maker but Tim’s February Tag techniques may make a tag maker out of me yet Although, I do have something extra special planned for these Alice in Wonderland Character tags so stay tuned for that. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I think you are going to “Love” it!
In the meantime let’s check in with Alice and the gang and I’ll share with you some fun tips and tricks I learned while creating these Alice in Wonderland character tags.
The Fish Footman has a special delivery. Perhaps it is an invitation for Alice to play croquet with the Queen of Hearts?
It’s time for tea and the Mad Hatter is making a “Mad” dash. His watch must be two days slow!
“Queen” Alice is playing with the Queen of Hearts…and painting her roses red.
The March Hare is toe tapping along to the Dormouse’s Twinkle-Twinkle song.
The White Rabbit is surprisingly on time with a gift fit for a Queen.
And last but not least, the Frog Footman holds a love letter. I wonder who it’s for?
My Take on Tim Holtz February 12 Tags Technique
You will definitely want to check out Tim’s blog for the full tutorial and techniques that inspired my Alice in Wonderland Character tags. Tim also shared a video chock full of tips and tricks for coloring with Distress Markers. I was able to correct a few mistakes I was making after I watched it. This video is a must watch! (click here to view )
As you can see I’m all geared up for Tim’s 12 Tags! The iPad has helped me stay mobile so I can be in the studio and reference technique videos and step out photos instead of running up and down the stairs to my desk top
I felt like a kid with a fresh box of Crayons coloring my Alice in Wonderland characters with Distress Markers for this project! The verdict is in and I’m loving the easy to achieve Watercolor affects made possible by Distress Markers.
*If you missed my Distress Painting tutorial from last week you can check it out here.
I used the Tiny Tabs and Tags Sizzix Alterations die to cut my tags and the Post Card Texture Folder.
My tags came out a little brighter than I wanted so I sprayed them with Dylusions White Linen to tone them down a bit. Here you can see the difference between the tags with and without the Dylusions.
Here’s a look at the Distress Stain combinations (Peacock Feathers + Salty Ocean, Festive Berries + Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick + Picked Raspberry) I used to achieve this look coupled with White Linen Dylusions. *FYI I’m head over heels for the new Dylusions…the White Linen is a game changer for sure!
For my background I used this crackle stamp from Indigo Blu…seriously, how cool is this stamp?
My tags were a little too flimsy so I mounted them on grunge board to beef them up a bit. Low and behold I accidentally cut a few extra tiny tags in the process. Well wouldn’t you know they were the perfect replacement for the type keys I didn’t have. Add a little distress ink and some rub ons and there you have it!
I liked the rub on effect so much I started to dig through my grunge board scrap stash and found a few pieces covered in vintage lined paper to use on some of the other tags.
Hail! Hail the gang’s all here! I can’t wait to show you what I have planned for these…I don’t want to spill the beans so I’ll have to leave you “wondering”
Want more Wonderland fun? Stop by the Altered Alice and join us for some Romance in Wonderland this month! Tim’s February tag technique has the perfect mix of Wonderland and Romance to inspire you!
Have a lovely day!