So to view April's tag and inspiration, please visit Tim Holtz's blog. It's amazing! Those little flowers nearly kicked my butt. However I kept at it and think I got the hang of it. Much scrap paper was sacrificed to the paper gods tho'. My photo isn't doing my tag justice and I grew frustrated and quit. I had OTHER things to complete!
THIS is what was in my head, screaming to be released... I had some of those groovey burlap canvas panels that someone RAKed me. (LOVE). I first smeared some Ranger Crackle Texture paste on the burlap. I didn't care if it reached the edges, in fact I'm delighted it didn't. Once completely dried, I added the tissue tapes. With the burlap and texture paste, you really must burnish the tape down well. Then I followed the Distress Paint and Distress ink steps. BUT know this, the water flicking technique doesn't quite respond the same as it would on manilla. However it was pretty cool. I used a SSS poppy stamp instead of the dimensional flowers and made a sentiment tag. I think I'm going to go back and add one of those groovy little bitty bottles with a "secret message" scrolled up inside or some sand or something.. but it's late and past my "bedtime".
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