More Tim Holtz stamps and inks. I Love the colour of the tags so wanted to contrast with the dark hats.  There is additional work added to the stamps to finish them off and continue the theme. In short the whole project came together really quickly.

  1. Background Stencil & stamps with Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot ink 
  2. Stamp the hats and stamp & cut with die the tickets 
  3. Colour & Cut the hats 
  4. Make the compass from craft paper & glass block.
  5. Construct the tags adding the final detail with a postage stamp.
  6. Finishing touch is the moustache from a stamp and the word FILED in Aged Mahogany Ink 
To conclude they will fit beautifully into my journal. 
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Tags - Image


Getting ready for Halloween I bought Mr Tinham & Sons is a set of  Tim Holtz stamps and that is the title of the tags.His stamps have something special about them resulting in a different kind of crafting. The stamp set was very inspiring.  

  • The base tag was sprayed and stamped.  A little splatter in white too. 
  • The skull, hats, collars and ties were printed on white card and then sprayed with ink and decorated.  
  • Once dry, the construction  on this occasion as straight forward. 
  • The skull, raised by sticky tabs so that I could add the other bits to that.  
  • Collar and bow ties   tucking them under the skull.  
  • Now the hats, stamped and coloured and fussy cut.
  • At this point there was something missing. All of a sudden I realised it was hair!   
  • Due to the fact I didn’t have any mummy cloth I improvised and dyed a dish cloth in various coloured inks (Tim Holtz). 
  • By the time they had dried, they curled. In truth I really like the way they looked. 
  • Finishing touch on this occasion was some brown ribbon. 


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