Friday, February 26, 2010

Antiqued Glimmers Dec/Jan '10

Hi TJers! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I don't know about you, but I have been waiting with bated breath for the new Tim Holtz Distress ink colors to come out. This past weekend a friend of mine and I stopped by Archivers after our stamp club meeting and were excited to see that they had all the new colors in stock! Showing extreme self-control, I only picked up two of them - Rusty Hinge and Forest Moss.

I had a feeling they would pair wonderfully with the Antiqued Glimmers technique from the Dec/Jan '10 newsletter and I was right! Unfortunately, scans never show anything shimmery very well, but it is absolutely glowing in real life.

All of the stamps I used were from one of Tim Holtz's acrylic sets. The flower/weed was stamped with gesso prior to doing the technique - I thought it gave the tag a nice bit of contrast. Antiqued Glimmers is one of those techniques that I will never get tired of. If you haven't tried it yet, take some time this weekend and make a quick tag like this!