Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Air Can Fun!

I finished making my July tag for Tim Holtz's 2012 Tags.  The technique uses glossy paper, alcohol inks and canned air.  What fun!  When I saw Tim's beautiful patriotic version, I immediately tought of fall colors and a tree.  I went to work creating the background and realized I didn't have the type of tree stamp I had pictured in my head.  I do have a cool stencil from My Crafter's Workshop, so I used the brayer and Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink.  I used the rubber brayer, and it didn't quite get in all the nooks & crannies, so I used a dauber and dabbed more ink over the tiny spots before brayering again.  Afterwards, I realized that the foam brayer might've worked better.  Anyway, here's my tag:

I used the Picket Fence Distress Stain on the black tag like Tim did, but I'm not happy with it on this particular tag.  I might replace it with a plain black tag.

I created the flower using Tim's Terminology Tissue Wrap and some Spiced Marmalade Core-Dinations paper and the Tattered Florals die.  I inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink and crumbled up each layer.  I alternated layers and finished with a black brad that I smashed using Tim's Texture Hammer.

I also used Snow Cap paint dabber on the word band and attached it with some of Stampin' Up!s Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine.

Here's a look at Tim's fantastic patriotic tag:

I had so much fun using this canned air technique, I went a little crazy.  I introduced Kelly to it, and when Andrea was over for a playdate, I showed her too.  Here's my favorite project I created:

The clock is from my newest Tim set, Pen and Pencil, and the saying is from the Just Thoughts set.  I layered it on Stampin' Up!s Basic Black and Marina Mist cardstocks.

Here are a few more examples of some backgrounds I can use on future projects:


debi said...

Wow, you have some really great backgrounds ready to go! I love your finished projects too!

Barb F said...

These are gorgeous!!! Thanks for emailing the link. I wouldn't have wanted to miss these!!!

Lisa H said...

lovely!! I really like how your tag turned out and how you mixed the tissue and CS for the flower. Your canned air backgrounds are wonderful too. I haven't played with that technique yet.

Anonymous said...

I really like where you were heading with your first sample, including the 'learning' experiences along the way. TFS

Bonnie said...

Absolutely love the tree tag! I too enjoy the alcohol inks and have backgrounds ready to go

Sherry said...

I love your Background, and great tips thank you for sharing.

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally fabulous!

crazy2crop said...

Lovely art work.