I'm sad that tonight ends the 12 Tags for 2011. But I'm sure t!m and Mario are glad once again to see it come to an end. I am so appreciative of all of their hard work and efforts to get the Tags posted by midnight each night. Hope Santa is very good to both of them and their families.
t!m did another new-to-me technique last night. He used Shrink Plastic. Something I don't have (but will remedy quickly!) You can see his quite bright example here:
Since I DO have the melt pot and UTEE, I decided I'd see how an image printed on cardstock and dipped in the UTEE would work. And while the end results may not be as bright and vibrant as t!m's example using the Shrink Plastic and Alcohol Inks, I rather like my muted, old-world girl. One of the blogs I read, she gave all of her readers a free download of the girl last week. So I used it! The Sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set called Father Christmas. The enameled pieces are from t!m's Christmas collection. I used his painting with Ink Daubbers and then Distress Inking them and adding clear embossing powder and melting method on both. The tape measure is also from tIm's collection. I inked it with China Glaze and folded it til I was happy with the way it looked, then stapled it in place. I used three different Distress Inks on my tag; Glazed China, Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce.