"santa's wish"

Tag1_3 "santa's wish" - tim holtz 2007
supplies needed:
craft sheet (ranger)
ink blending tool (ranger)
distress inks: antique linen, fired brick, peeled paint, vintage photo, black soot (ranger)
distress crackle paint: fired brick, old paper (ranger)
stamp set (stampers anonymous)
grungeboard (timholtz idea-ology)
paper distresser (tonic studios)
tag and embellishments


step 1: paint part of tag with old paper distress crackle paint using brush cap (apply a medium to heavy coat for larger cracks - thicker the paint/bigger the cracks). let dry & crack.


step 2: paint grungeboard piece with fired brick distress crackle paint (*tip: attach grungeboard piece to craft sheet using a glue dot so it won't slide around while painting it). let dry & crack.


step 3: ink crackled tag and grungeboard with various colors of distress ink using ink blending tool (*tip: ink tool by tapping onto distress ink pad, start tool on craft sheet and apply ink to tag in circular motion to avoid harsh ink lines and blend colors better)


step 4: stamp santa image over tag using black ink (i used black soot distress). (*note how the image fades away when stamped over crackle.  if you want to image to show over crackle paint, i suggest stamping with acrylic paint vs. ink)


step 5: distress edges of tag by dragging paper distresser along edges of tag.


step 6: embellish tag with grungeboard letter and attach with brads or staples.  add other found objects or embellishments to personalize.