12 Tags of Christmas 2011- Tag Five

Hello, and welcome to day 5 of  Tim Holtz’s 12 tags of Christmas. With this tag I learned about a new technique with alcohol inks which got me really excited. I like new techniques because they extend the usefulness of supplies, so I was eager to get a start on this tag. And this is the final result.


There was a learning curve with this technique. The first couple of attempts with lifting the alcohol colour from the base were a bit messy. So I cleaned my acetate tag (cut from packaging) with rubbing alcohol and started again with a clean slate, so to speak. Eventually I got something I was happy with and I was able to proceed with embellishing . I used a bold  pionsettia stamp to get my design onto the tag. It was fascinating to wipe away the solvent ink to reveal the clear images. The next thing I wanted to do was make a wreath embellishment for the tag


The wreath was cut with My Favorite Things Decorative Doiley die, the circles cut with Spellbinder Nestabilities, and the Dove from Cottage Cutz.  Since the acetate tag was highly reflective, I wasn’t sure how I would go about getting the dove to outshine the background. Nothing like a good all over coverage of glitter to fix that problem, lol. I doubt I’ve ever used so much glitter as I have in the past couple of days. My house looks like a fairy has been thru it, but since I’m too busy with making my tags I don’t pay too much mind to it.


And here is the wall with the fifth tag in place. It’s growing!

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4 thoughts on “12 Tags of Christmas 2011- Tag Five

  1. Theresa your tags are gorgeous, thanks for sharing your lovely work. I will check back to see your collection growing. I love the way you improvise for the dies and materials you do not have!! True creativity.

  2. Wow, your tag no 5 looks wonderful – I’m still behind, too 😉

  3. The bold red color and the bright glitter are really eye catching on this one!!! You can never have too much glitter during the holidays! ~Sophia

  4. Love the dove.

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