Sunday, 28 August 2016

12 tags of 2016 - august

Here is tim holtz's august 2016 tag:

And here is my version:

I finished the tag by the second week of August and I thought about pulling out the sewing machine.  Many times.  But it never happened.  And then I thought about doodling on the stitches and I came to the conclusion that if it was not the real deal it shouldn't happen.  I also was not 100% certain that I wanted to fill every spot on the tag.  I can see you all shaking your head.  Yes.  I showed some restraint.  It's progress.

Here are some close-up photos of the top bird, middle bird (oi.  I'm not giving you the middle bird.  It is all about posturing and by coincidence he turned out a bit blurry) and bottom bird.

I just came back from a fabulous gelli plate class and pulled 35 amazing prints.  The plan is to share the prints with you, my blogosphere friends, over the next few weeks and journey the adventure as they turn into journal pages for a trip we took to the Caribbean a little while ago.

Keep getting messy!


  1. Tag looks great. I like how you filled the different holes with different textures. What did you use to colour the birds? Copics?

    1. Thanks! Actually, I coloured the birds using coloured pencils and gamsol. Gamsol is a blending solution. It has an oily texture and is pretty fantastic. You will be really surprised at how easy it is to work with, how fast you can learn this technique and you will be impressed with how the littlest amount goes an enormously long way. You can get it any art supply shop.