Saturday, December 8, 2007

More work with Tim's tutorials

I am thoroughly enjoying following along with Tim Holtz tutorials for 12 days of Christmas tags. Sure I have to adapt a lot to the supplies I have but so far I have enough to learn the techniques.

Day 3-Distress embossing powder...Oh this one was so fun to color the image with the distress powders and dump it off all at one time---what a surprise of how good it looked and of course the hardest part is letting the embossing powder cool after heating.

Day 4-Custom making an inkpad--to be done later

Day 5 Alcohol inks-the difference from traditional polished stone is that at the end one drizzling small droplets of blending solution on the ink pieced to whiten some areas and make it look like snow. Also inked the ribbon, beads and bells with the felt used with alcohol ink.

Day 6-Pearlized Shimmer Mist & using a mask
As always Tim presented a few trick that I was not familiar with using. Again anothe fun tag!

Note caribou live in this part of Alaska-may their domesticated sisters, reindeer soon be making their annual trip to your house!

Thanks for looking!...Jan
PS-Did you know you can double click on a picture if you what to see a larger version?


  1. What a great job on Tim's techniques Jan... and I so love the first tag with the distress powders!

  2. You're doing so good!!! I've only done one.. still have to post!

  3. These are wonderful! I especially love the snowman. How precious can it get? Love it!

    ~ Jennifer

  4. Oh, how fun to see your tag journey. You are really making some gorgeous projects here. I think the caribou is my favorite. It's such a beautiful take on the technique, and you do nature so well. Be sure to put a link to these on Tim's blog. I'm sure he'd love to see them :) Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Jan love you card and tag. I have been following Tim's 12 days of Xmas. I am wondering about your snowflake, it that acetate?
    Connie Paxman

  6. We'd love to feature your great work at

    You're work is fabulous!!

  7. These are so much fun!! Good for you to play along! I love your blog!

    chris p

  8. Great cards, all 3. I have to confess to falling in love with the shimmery mists - yours is gorgeous.
    Jan, I have closed my offer for the Christmas atc. You were the only one who got close to the answer (the elusive answer was star of wonder from we 3 kings). Would you like the atc? If so, send me an email with your address. (My email address is on my blog profile).
    Happy Christmas,

  9. I totally love how the snowman tag turned out Jan, I gotta give this a whirl soon! :)


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