27 April 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - April ATC


Hi everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. I've made my ATC for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 and improvised as I went along. I don't have have the metallic distress paints and used a different brand bronze and copper metallic so the effect isn't quite the same, but I enjoyed the patina technique all the same and used broken china and peeled paint distress paints with the metallics to create it.



I did have the stamp this time and I stamped the ATC and then the wing section onto plastic packaging and cut out. I heated the wings a bit to make them curl and applied with strong glue. I also used gave the patina effect to some metal pieces and a plastic number from an alpha parts set.



To finish off I added a bit of vintage photo distress stickles.

I mopped up the leftover mix of paint with a number 5 tag and used the pear stamp from the same Stampers Anonymous Classics set which I highlighted in white.


Enjoy your Saturday.
Chris x

20 comments:

Anneke said...

Love your take! Awesome colors! Great way to gather the ATC's!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, wow, wow and wow! Fabulous makes Chris, Jo x

Redanne said...

Your ATC take on Tim's tag is fabulous Chris! The patina you created is wonderful and your pear tag is gorgeous too. I really like the white highlighting on the tag. Your printer's tray is really looking good now, such a great idea. Hugs, Anne x

Paper Profusion said...

This looks fabulous Chris! Really like the metallics you used and all the inking is fab. Your pear tag is wonderful too. The printers tray is going to be a major artwork when complete! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Mrs.B said...


A great take on the Tags with ATC's.
The patina effect looks wonderful.
The printer tray is a fabulous way to display them
Avril

Danielle Champagne said...

Happy Saturday Chris, your tag is amazing. I just love the look of the patina technique, love the dragonfly too! Fabulous look. Your pear tag is beautiful too! love the white highlights. Gorgeous work, always so inspiring. Hugs. xo

Buttons said...

I always look forward to seeing your ATC interpretation of Tim's tags and you haven't disappointed this time - it's superb! Love that key and the dragonfly. Your tag is beautiful too. Hugs, Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful! I so love the idea that you are doing ATCs instead of tags and the effect you achieved is amazing, even with the different paint. The whole tray is going to looks amazing when you have done all twelve of them. Love your pear tag too!

Taniaj Scott said...

Love it Chris, when you have all 12 it will be a beautiful piece of art.
Hope you and yours are keeping well Hugs txx

butterfly said...

Fab take on the April tag - I LOVE that doorkey all patina'd up!! Your ATCs are looking so cool all together... Great tag too!
Alison x

Gio said...

Gorgeous interpretation, Chris!
Happy Sunday!

whyducks said...

Fabulous work.

rachel said...

wonderful ATC and love your pear tag too - both look amazing xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous work, Chris - love seeing them all together too! Hope you're well!! Hugs, Juliexx

Juls said...

Fabulous!! Love how u have done the dragonfly wings & the tag is brill too ... I want that stamp!! Hugs Juls xxx

Sandy said...

When you finish with this box (I don't know what to call it) you are going to have one glorious piece of art work. I like seeing all the little pieces of art work as you progress along. You just have to love how your project is coming together. Really neat. Your tag is wonderful and your are absolutely right - you are an artist!
Sandy

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! The ATC is way better than the tag size! I am so digging this project!!! Love the added key! Your pear tag is fabulous too...what a background!

Theresa said...

Love that you are making ATC's with a way to display them for the year. thanks as always for sharing.

Sasha said...

Fabulous painting techniques, Chris! I just love the dragonfly wings on acetate. Such a wonderful idea with the ATC's. Love your tag, too! x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, how cool, just fantastic pieces.