My February page is done for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 Challenge. This one presented some challenges and unexpected problems, but overall I'm happy with the results. First I had to improvise for the diecut heart. I loved how he used a jagged edge seal on the heart but I didn't have anything like it. I did, however, have his thinlet labels set which had a jagged edge seal in a couple different sizes! I chose the best size for my funky heart and diecut the seal from a sheet of paper from the Wallflower paper stash, intensified the red with Candy Apple Distress Ink and voila!
Another challenge was I didn't have ANY stencil with hearts on it (WHAAAAT???) SO I used a paper punch to craft my own stencil. BOOM! Done!
Now for the unexpected problem. When I have done the embossed texture paste technique in the past it worked beautifully. Not this time. After I let the embossing powder dry onto the texture paste I lightly tapped off the excess powder - like I always do and to my shock ALL the EP came off! It didn't stick at all. I think it may be because the texture paste didn't seem as wet as when I first got it. But! I love a challenge. I really didn't want to start over. So looking around my studio I decided to try gently sponging some Dina Wakeley paint in Gilt then top it off with some Glossy Accents for some shine. Not as gold as the EP but still pretty darn good!
That's it for now!