zondag 14 maart 2010

Tim Holtz black-white tag swap

I am participating in a black-white tag swap on the All Things Tim Yahoo group. I thought it would be nice to do a tutorial about my tags, so I took a bunch of photo's while I was working on the tags!

I started with cutting tags from black cardstock. The flourish stamp is embossed with white embossing powder. I'm sure you notice Tim's autograph on this stamp set. Yes, he did that when I met Tim in Ede!

Cut 1 cm strips of black cardstock and draw the letters of IMAGINATION with the white gelink pen. Jus so that the letters will be visible behind the frames of the filmstrip. I just held the filmstrip beside the black strip and wrote the letters approximately on the right spots. Put the strips aside for the moment.

Take white cardstock and put a mask on it. Use an inkblending tool to work the distress ink Black Soot on the mask and cardstock. Don't make it too dark, just a shade of grey for this first layer.

Put the second masks in place and work with the Black Soot and inkblending tool a second layer. This will give it depth and make it darker, but not too dark. We want to stamp a text over it and if it's too dark the text won't be visible! Cut the cardstock in 3 frames of 4 by 5 cm. Take care to keep them lined up just so the background flows from top to bottomframe.

Stamp with the text stamp. Stamp the text seperately on the three squares. This will make some text seem double but I was going for a movie look. Like the a movie title that flows from bottom to top over the screen? So every frame here has a part of the textstamp.

Here you see the finished text stamp on the frames. Frame 1 has the beginning of the text and frame 3 the end of it and the middle one has a bit from 1 and 3 en the middle of the text. Ink the edges and corners with Black Soot.

Use a punch to make filmholes on the sides of the tag. This particular punch is very hard to punch. I used an acrylic block and just leaned on it. That way my hands didn't start hurting!

Glue the frames in place on the tag. Take care to leave enough room between them.

Glue the filmstrip in a few places on the black imagination strips and trim the ends. Here you can see each letter neatly fills its own frame.

Use the tiny attacher to staple the filmstrip in a "dancing way" over the tag. It made me think of a digital filmstrip some moviemakers use to write words with. Add a ribbon through the hole and your tag is finished!

Off course if you're participating in a tagswap you're not finished at all. You have to make a bunch of them! I hope you like it and start experimenting with the filmstrip. It's really a cool embellishment! Thanks for visiting!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. A wonderful tutorial for a beautiful tag!
    Eileen in NYC

  2. Linda - Great tag!!! Very clever!!! Hope I get one of yours...

    Barbara in Ashland, Oregon USA

  3. Linda - what a great tag! Love how you did the imagination behind the film strip...

  4. Hello Linda,

    thanks for the tutorial ! I didn't notice on the tags on your other blog some of the backgrounddetails. Nice to see them now.
    The dancing filmstrip is such a great idea !

    greetings from belgium