Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 - Day 11 and a little BLOG CANDY!
For Day 11, Tim has us experimenting with Shrink Plastic, UTEE and Alcohol Inks! Not too much fun! I decided to go with a mini version of a tag for a gift tag. Each year, I make up a bunch of little gift tags and I just loved the idea of making them extra special. This is also being linked to Inspiration Emporium.
I used Tim's Mini Tag die and inked with Fired Brick and Bundled Sage, but first clear embossed the snowflakes. Stamped the Merry Christmas and torn by hand. All edges were shaded with Frayed Burlap. Now for the really fun part! I did open my Melting Pot, but was not going to even mess with this until tomorrow! Well I could not resist and thought I would do a quick trial run. If you try it my way, a suggestion is to shrink first and add UTEE after!!! Just letting you know! I did save my first little guy, but it was an unnecessary waste of time! I so love to experiment! I cut my Gingerbread guy with Shrink Plastic. Now I also did mask the little frosting areas with some 3M Safe Release tape, but I am sure any would work. I applied my Ginger Alcohol Ink and keep it off the masked areas until the very end. Removed the masking tape and carefully with one of those little swabs with a point, dipped it in blending solution. I carefully went over the area that I wanted white/clear to remove the little excess ginger color. Now I pushed the little guy (uncolored side down) into the VersaMark and then sprinkled him with UTEE. I did several coats of this. Turned him over and painted the back with white. I will try this with the pot, but I just did not want the drama of me and hot materials today! So you don't need the melting pot to play!
Now I have had several of you mention these lights and as luck would have it, Michael's actually had some show up kind of late. I grabbed them and am offering a set to two of you! You do have to let me know that you would like a set of lights, because some of you may have no interest in these. I just know that sometimes I see something I really would like and can't find it! So just ask and I will do a little drawing by the end of the week and who knows, you might even receive them before Christmas!
Thank you for the visit and I will see you tomorrow!