Well, thanks to my foot surgery (that's a whole other blog post for some other day), I'm finally getting to my May tag. I'm doing Tim Holtz's Tags of 2013 and you can find them on his blog here with complete instructions and step-out photos.
The technique for the background was to apply some of his new Remnant Rubs on the tag first, and then add color using Distress Stains. Then, you stamp a large image with Archival Ink. If you want the Remnant Rub in the foreground, you wipe the ink off the top of the rub-on. If you want it in the background, you just heat set it to dry the Archival Ink on top.
I wanted this clock image in the background, so I hit it with my heat gun to dry the Archival Ink on top.
Since I had more vertical space on my tag, I chose to use one of Tim's Custom Keys instead of using a Wordband. I chose a sticker that went with my theme which was the Pappion (sp?) stamp set.
It was fun creating this little custom enamel tag. I first applied Lake Mist Alcohol Ink, and then one of the Remnant Rubs.
My daughter, Kelly, who just came home from college, created the tag above. This picture doesn't do the colors justice. It looks more blue here, but it's more purple in real life.
I like how she added the wings around her ribbon hole.
She used some rather large Remnant Rubs on hers, and the one in the upper right resisted the ink and left a large un-inked area. I like he way she placed her Filmstrip Ribbon at an angle over it--very cool.
She says she's a little "stamped out" right now, so we can't make another one. I've got to come up with a good reason for her to make more with me while she's home for the summer!