During the first 12 days of December Tim Holtz is offering tutorials on his blog for 12 Christmas tags. The following pics is my experimentation with his techniques. I am using his tutorials as inspiration to make tags and adapt into cards.
Day 1-Saturday December 1-Grungeboard and crackle
paint Moose searches forest for perfect Christmas tree.
I had to try my crackle paint (antique linen) on regular chipboard which provided a green base. (Thanks Linda for the tree tucked into my stocking!) I also added crackle paint to the tag and sponged fired brick distress ink after the paint was dry. Birch trees and pines fill the forest at my house so I added a piece of birch bark to the background.
Day 2-Sunday December 2-Dabbler Acrylic Paint
Let it Snow!
Tutorial was using the acrylic paint as a resist. Lots of bling was suggested for this one--that's the fun part for me!