Hi, guys! As you may recall, I have been participating in the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 and for today I am sharing the one I made for September. Tim used a technique called faux riveted metal. I didn't have the foil tape he used, so I improvised and took out my Reynolds Wrap foil from my kitchen cupboard. This tag was a total departure of my normal style as it has a more industrial look and feel. So, to make it more "me," I used a lighthearted sentiment and my favorite Mona Lisa stamp.
I figured since I was using a lot of metal and silver the "shine" sentiment would be fitting. I had a blast making this tag, and got to use a lot of embellishments I had waiting to be used. Alcohol inks, paint, and inks were all used on this tag. Steel wool is not something I have on hand in my stamp room and it was needed to rough up the tag and remove some of the alcohol ink. I had to head into the kitchen and remove all the soap from a Brillo Pad before I could use it. It was funny. The kitchen products sure came in handy for this tag.
If you would like to learn this technique or how to make these tags, I would suggest you give October's tag a try. Tim will walk you though it step by step. Then, you go and create something of your own and add your personality to it if you want.
I am off to get out my craft scrubbie by Ranger as my hands look like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz right now!
Have a great night!