Well here I go again last year I started off with January's tag and intended to do all 12 but never did so this year I thought I'd try again . So here's my tag for January . Had to improvise a lot since I don't have many steampunk or clock works dies . So to make my clock face I used foil wrap that you would use for wrapping pipes or to seal around a heating system the backing peels off and it's quite sticky. I attached it to a piece of grunge board and them cut 2 different size circles , the center of the smaller circle I stamped a clock face in black archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder since I didn't have a clock or gears embossing folder. I then sponged with black archival ink since I didn't have distress paint and I couldn't get the effect I wanted with the stains or black dabber acrylic paint. The tag was sponged with Pumice Stone DI and spritzed with water . I discovered I did have the large clock masks that I'd had for years and used for the background . The numbers along the edge where stamped in black and embossed with clear EP then sanded to rough them up a bit . I hand wrote the month and year for my charm tag and attached with jump ring and pin to a the ribbon . To complete my tag I attached 3 words from the chit chat words to the edge with Tim's stapler .
I really enjoyed making this tag but now realize that I need to invest in some of the distress paints .