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Alice in Wonderland Character Tags

by Amy Bowerman

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.

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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.

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The Fish Footman has a special delivery.  Perhaps it is an invitation for Alice to play croquet with the Queen of Hearts?

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It’s time for tea and the Mad Hatter is making a “Mad” dash.  His watch must be two days slow!

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“Queen” Alice is playing with the Queen of Hearts…and painting her roses red.

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The March Hare is toe tapping along to the Dormouse’s Twinkle-Twinkle song.

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The White Rabbit is surprisingly on time with a gift fit for a Queen.

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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 )

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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 :)

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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.

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I used the Tiny Tabs and Tags Sizzix Alterations die to cut my tags and the Post Card Texture Folder.

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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.

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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!

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For my background I used this crackle stamp from Indigo Blu…seriously, how cool is this stamp?

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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!

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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.

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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” :)

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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!

Amy*

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1 Donna Gibson February 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Yes, that crackle stamp is the coolest! Might NEED that now! Thanks for sharing the color combos and the photo comparing before and after with the white Dylusions! I just bought that one! Very cool tags indeed!
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2 Rosie x February 14, 2013 at 11:22 am

I love your tags – they are great

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3 ionabunny February 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm

These are so gorgeous. Love those stamps. What a fabulous set
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4 Karen February 4, 2013 at 7:40 pm

WOW!!! These tags are just amazing. I love them.

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5 Lynne Phelps February 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

I can’t WAIT to see what you do with these tags as they are so totally fabulous! I love everything about them, and I especially love all the tips and tricks! Thanks so much!
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6 die amelie February 4, 2013 at 3:00 am

Gosh, these are awesome! And the crackled background is absolutely brilliant for matching the vibrant colours!!!

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7 Maira Aguilar February 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Wonderfull tags, and techniques!! Thamk you for share your art with all of us!!

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8 Anonymous February 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm

AWESOME tags!!!. LOVELY colors!!. I haven’t started making tags yet, maybe it’s time :). LOVE in Wonderland?? count me in.

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9 Donna Mundinger February 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm

OOOh Amy! These are just gorgeous! Great work with the Dylusions. I must get me some more. Thanks for the tut. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these fabulous tags. xxD
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10 Cynthia February 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Absolutely fabulous is right!!! Gorgeous tags!!!!!!! And thanks for the info on the new White Linen Dylusions–I have been dying to try it out and I love the effect you got with it!

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11 Amy Bowerman February 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Thank you Cynthia for your sweet words :)

You MUST get the new Dylusions! I was ga ga over them to begin with but the new colors are fab (especially the white). I got mine from thefunkiejunkie.com Linda ships so fast I don’t even need to stalk my mail lady because I know my goodies will be in my hands in 2 days or less!

Amy*

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12 Hokiecoyote February 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

OMG! Your tabs are absolutely fabulous. I can’t wait to see what you end up doing with them.
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