Tuesday, August 5, 2014

12 tags of 2014 August- The Muse Speaks

Tim Holtz has posted his tag for August.  He encouraged us just to play and let the creative muse speak to you.

My muse was loud today.  I used Peacock Feathers, Pickled Raspberry, and Scattered Straw distress stains.  I sprayed them on the tag to get big bursts of color and runny drips.  I ran my Scattered Straw ink around the entire tag to fill in the blanks. 
I adore this stamp from Dina Wakley.  I think it is one of my favorites.  She just looks bad ass.  I stamped her in Archival Ink.  I added a bit of washi tape to the side to add some more layers.  
The crown was made with mica and there is a tiny compass on it to always guide her in the right direction.  The paint circles were made using black acrylic and white Distress Paint.  You can see a tiny bit of stenciling up here too.  The blue wooden circle is a game piece (I have no idea what game it came from) with a remnant rub sentiment.  
I used texture paste through my Dyan stencil on top of the washi tape and a bit more in the bottom corner.  
I dipped my paint brush into my Distress Paint and flicked it all over the tag.  I roughed up the edges and then ran Black Soot Distress Ink all around.  The soda top "j" reminds me that this tag is for me! 
I colored the brads using white embossing powder that had a drop of alcohol ink in it.  I didn't want them to be glossy so after I heated them I smashed them into my craft sheet.  Once they were cool I ran Black Soot ink on top.  
The crinkle ribbon was colored with the three Distress Stains and stenciled using Black Soot.  
I know this is totally different from what Tim produced, but this is what my muse said to do!
I hope you enjoy it.
What have you been crafting?


  1. It looks great! I love all of the colors you used too. The idea to use that game piece was smart too.

  2. Love your full of life tag! Colours are so intense and the tag really original!

  3. You used such lovely colours. I love the way you say your muse was "loud"! That was so cool! Thanks for your comment on my tag. I learned to make flags for the paper clips with Paula Chaney and Tim Holtz when they came to South Africa earlier this year and we did it in class! So cool!

    1. I loved the flags and will definitely be using that idea! Thanks for popping by my blog :)

  4. I think Tim would be very happy you followed your own voice. Your tag rings with liberation, power and sincerity. Nicely done!

  5. Great color palette on this tag!! Love all the layers and the texture paste through the stencil looks awesome!! Thanks for joining us in this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge "Stencils and Paste"!!

  6. Great tag! I love the color and the texture. Thanks for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  7. LOVE what your muse pushed you to do here Jess. A fantastic way of using those bold stains to form the perfect backdrop for that stamping. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  8. amazing amazing tag!! The colors are lovely and all of your details are flawless! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  9. I absolutely love those bright colors you used! And wonderful layers. Just a beautiful little work of art all around. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  10. The colors on this tag are awesome! So striking!


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