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Saturday, April 16, 2016

12 tags of 2016 - april - be your beautiful self


This year's tags have featured remix techniques that Tim has featured over the years. This month features two techniques that are totally new to me, as most of the previous techniques have been and I was excited to attempt paper mosaic.


I used the same technique for my background as Tim did, although I added some Brushed Pewter Distress Stain for some shimmer! I used some decorative tape for an accent and an idea-ology pen nib for the butterfly's body. The star and accents are all idea-ology as well. I painted the grouted butterfly wings with black paint before adhering the mosaic pieces. I distressed these pieces with some Aim Dark Earth Weathering Powder, it's for distressing model trains, another hobby of mine!


Some more supplies I used:  Tim Holtz Alterations Fanciful Flight, Distress Paper Mosaic Kit, Distress Stains, Ephemera Kits, Vial labels, Jute, white craft paint, kraft tags, idea-ology decorative tape, Distress Inks, etc...


Thanks for reading! I cannot wait until the next tag! See my previous tags here, here, and here!

12 comments:

  1. Very, very nice. The details on the butterfly are wonderful. Painting the grout with black was a great idea. I like how it is similar to Tim's tag, but very original as well.

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  2. Congrats on your win! Great tag!

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  3. Awesome tag! I want that butterfuly!!! Congrats on your win!

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  4. Awesome tag! I want that butterfuly!!! Congrats on your win!

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  5. WG....I really like your tag...It is soooo different...the butterfly looks like a mesh of metal and wood to me..A cool thing to look at with the black base. AWESOME JOB! CONGRATS on your WIN!!!!

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  6. Congrats on your tag and your butterfly is just amazing and stunning
    catherine

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  7. What a beautiful interpretation of Tim's April tag, congratulations on your win! Deb xo

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  8. COngrats on your win - your tag is great! Love the pen nib body on the butterfly!!

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  9. Very nicely done! That was so creative to paint the grout black for the Monarch butterfly. Sooo beautiful!

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  10. Congrats on your win!! I love the butterfly!!

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  11. Oh man, that butterfly steals the show! That dark gritty "grout" really makes it! Of course I love the pen nijob as the body! Congrats on your big win!

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