I just may have mentioned how much I love the Tim Holtz Etcetera thickboard tags that were included in the "Spring Grunge" Project Kit from Swirlydoos. Not only are the sizes of the tags amazing, but they take any amount of mixed media perfectly! I used the larger of the two tags for the Kit Reveal; here's what I did with the smaller one, featuring my granddaughter's last day of school pics.
After priming the entire surface with black gesso, I used a stipple brush and my fingers to apply the Prima Opal Magic Wax from the Mediums Kit to my tag and allowed it to set. Next, I figured where I wanted to place the "Today" sticker and stenciled some vines around the area, using one of the Tim Holtz mini layering stencils from the Project Kit.
While that was drying, I went to work on the pocket on the bottom (and I want to thank Swirly Educator Heather Thompson for the idea ). Using another of the stencils and Ferro Paste, I decorated a piece of pattern paper with some pretty roses, again going around my acetate word sticker. I decorated the sides with nailhead stickers and the top with a bit of the leaves ribbon from the Main Kit and fastened to the tag with Aleen's tacky glue. (I started out with Scor Tape, but it didn't adhere to the wax very well.)
I used the Deco Art Metallic Lustre from the Embellishment Kit on the reinforcement circle before gluing it to the tag. While I had it out, I applied it around the sides and here and there over the stenciled vines.
The main photo was matted with a few scraps of pattern paper with some packaging between the layers to add some dimension.
The smaller photos were glued to some packaging and then to a couple of tags that I cut with a Sizzix die. The paper clips from the Main Kit were attached to the tags and a couple of the Heidi Swapp word jumbles were adhered to the photos.
A scattering of blooms from the Flower Add-On and some of the gorgeous sparkle ribbon from the Main Kit and I called it done.
*Swirlydoos May 2017 Spring Grunge Kit*
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Midnight Beauty #848019
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Gem and Paper Clips with Foil Accents #593025
Heidi Swapp - Cardstock Stickers - Word Jumbles - White and Black #312243
Mark Richards - Scrapbooking Embellishments - Metal Stickers - Nailheads - 3mm - Round - Black #3873
May Arts - 5/8 Inch Two Tone Sparkle Ribbon - #542-58-20 Rose Gold
May Arts - Leaves Ribbon - #BY34 Light Blue
*Swirlydoos May 2017 Flower Add-On*
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Flower Embellishments - Petal Marble #595111
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Flower Embellishments - Travertine #595142
*Swirlydoos May 2017 Project Add-On*
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Etcetera Small Thickboard Tag - 5-1/2" x 10" #THETC003
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Mini Set 25 #THMST025
DecoArt - Media Texture Products - Modeling Paste - White
*Swirlydoos May 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
DecoArt - Metallic Lustre - Wax Metallic Finish - Rose
Heidi Swapp - Die Cut Acetate Pieces - Words - Black and White #312281
*Swirlydoos May 2017 Mediums Add-On*
Viva Decor - Ferro - Metal Effect Color - Steel #901
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Opal Magic Wax - Turquoise Satin #964276
Liquitex - Black Gesso
Sizzix - Thinlits Die and Textured Impressions - Embossed Gift Tags #SZ659713
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