Monday, April 2, 2012

First Time for Everything

Spring time reminds me of new beginnings with all of the buds on the trees, flowers popping up, and birds returning. So this theme is this months challenge on the All Things Tim Yahoo Group. Use a new technique, product, or style or medium. I decided to combine this and use both a new product and style.

The new product I choose to use was masking tape. Now I have used masking tape before, but just as the purpose it was intended to be used - as a tape to close boxes up with. I have also been wanting to create an art journal and decided to dive into this new style. This page is the first page to my art journal. I used a new stamp that i just got from Hampton Art and stamped the image in the middle of the page with black Versafine ink. I then cover the rest of the page with small pieces of masking tape. Then I took my Black Soot Distress ink Pad and applied it directly to the masking tape on the page. I covered my stamped image with a white scrap paper before doing this so as not to get Black Soot onto the image. 

Well I found out that the Distress ink does not dry on masking tape (I am sure this is because the masking tape is a bit shiny and not porous). So I then added some art definitions from an old dictionary I had on hand, added some Tim Holtz Tissue tape in a few areas and applied Modge Podge to the entire background. The Modge Podge sealed in the dictionary paper and the Distress ink.

Next I colored the face in with tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, and  Tumbled Glass reinkers and Tim Holtz's Detailer Brush. I then added some Butterscotch Alcohol ink and Pearl Turquoise Lumiere Paint to the background. Next I added the circles by stamping with Adirondack Wild Plum paint dabber on the Tim Holtz stamp from the Bitty Grunge Collection. Lastly I added the words by typing them onto a label maker and inking them with Bottle, Butterscotch, and Wild Plum Alcohol Inks.

I am pretty happy with how my first Journal page came out. Next week I will post how I created my journal along with the journal cover. I encourage you to thin outside the box and use something you have not used before. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!


  1. Love how you created this page as you went along! Really- is this your first page?!? It is so creative. This stamp is perfect to use for focus... So mysterious.thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the next page.

    1. Thank you - this was my first page and so your comment means alot - thanks