Monday, 5 January 2015

January tag

January tag time with Tim Holtz...

Well, I goofed! As I was finger painting the tag for this months tag I realised that I'd stuck my homemade tissue wrap on upside down!!!!
I figured that by the time the paint was on  with chitchat & numbers etc, there would not be too much visible so maybe I could get away with it....

Here is the painted tag: evergreen bough, broken china & picket fence  distress paint then I added some tarnished brass & vintage photo distress stain that I flicked on with a paintbrush & then spritzed & dried.

As I  wanted a little more gold so I've rubbed some Goldfinger sovereign gold wax onto all the crinkles...

I have chit chat but none of the other embellishments so, as usual, it was on with the thinking cap & out with the bits & bobs box to see what was useable....

I've followed the instructions this month apart from the Krylon pen for the remaining steps - I used Medici Mixed Media Aqua fortis in true gold, I sprayed & also dripped.

The letters are die cut using Alphabetical that I coloured with a gold Sharpie and the glitter 5 is a pinkpaislee glitter number from some winnings last winter.

I used a touch of walnut ink around the tag edges, added some knitted old gold yarn and I'm calling the job done...

I'll link up and go check out the other posts for this months tag now so see you all again soon.


  1. Fabulous tag Sally, love the texture and details, great highlights with the gold.
    Yvonne x

  2. Lovely tag. You may say you goofed but the end result is excellent. I love this one and need to make time to have a go myself :-)

  3. Hi Sally. I saw your tag and came over for a closer look. it looks wonderful and love the colours
    x catherine

  4. Oh my goodness, but I love those colors!! Adding all that rich gold--luxurious!!!

  5. You background is stunning! LOVE the letters too!