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Friday, January 3, 2014

Tim's Tags 2014 (January tag)

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 .

Entering this in :

12 Tags of 2014 --January

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge --something new


Anonymous said...

Hello Marilyn, Your tag looks amazing. Karen.x

Sharon said...

I think you made a terrific tag with all the improvising, especially the heating tape! Never in a million years would I have thought to use that stuff. LOL! Your timepiece looks like an antique gentleman's watch.

Melissa Bove said...

Super fabulous tag!! Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Sandi McLean said...

Heating tape! Aren't we crafters an inventive bunch :) I never got the Tim Tags done either..should I add that to my goals..thinkin' on that one LOL Hugs,