Sunday, 28 February 2010

Simple Distressed Tags

I Purchased Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities TSV from QVC last week and it arrived on Saturday, so I couldn't wait to have a little play and try out some of his techniques!

This is just a simple set of tags, I wanted to start small incase I fluffed things up!

Anyway, the tags are plain white, which I Distressed with the Brushed Corduroy ink that came in the pack, the stamps are 'What cats say' from Elusive Images and are stamped in Fired Brick Distressed Ink from my own stash. I brushed over the stamped images with Gold Perfect Pearls that also came in the kit!

I must admit to really liking this technique and now I know how to do it properly it will certainly be used more often from now on!

I'm so pleased I bought that book, because even though this style may not be for everybody I'm finding the more I look at what's in my craft stash the more I see that what I do have can be adapted! The book is a wonderfull compendium of ideas and inspiration...and that's the whole point.

So I'm going to have another play today and see if I can put together something a bit more special, I have a couple of ideas that I would try out!

Thanks for looking in,

Jackie x

1 comment:

Penni said...

Congrats on managing to get a copy o the Compendium!!! These tags look fabulous.

I saw Tim demsonstrate using distress inks and perfect pearls on a tag - I'm definately going to give this a try.