Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Tim Tag

Tim's technique for June is stamping on watercolor paper and then coloring the image with Distress Markers and blending them with a brush.  You can see his tag and tutorial here.

He also shared a couple of hints on using and storing the Distress Markers.  When I first purchased them, I took them out of their plastic container and stood them upright in a jar.  They have dual tips and sometimes they seemed a little dry when I used them.  Now I see they are meant to be stored on their sides so that each tip stays inked and ready.  So I put them back in their original container (lucky for me I still had it) and stored them in a section of my top desk drawer.

I followed Tim's directions pretty close in making my tag.  Just changed the images I used and attached the watercolor piece with tiny attachers instead of glue.  I also added a little distressed Tim Holtz paper string to the top to add some color and a pen nib for a little dimension.

Here are some photos of the process:

As always, thanks for stopping!


  1. thats a beautiful tag and the words are lovely. Great colours. Cx

  2. Hi Cathy, LOVE your art themed tag! I think that quote stamp is my favourite-stamp-I-am-yet-to-buy! It has been really interesting to see the colour palettes everyone has used on their Tim tag - yours is really fresh and clean - I like it. Hope your chickens are under control now - we still have our unwanted visitors. MMx


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