I know it’s only August but I went to October for this tag! The two techniques that are part of the August version of the 12 Tags of 2016 involve Brayered Stains and Frameworks. This month’s tag was inspired by some of the new Tim Holtz Halloween goodies that I ordered and arrived earlier this week. There are some lovely papers in the new paper stash – I love the woodgrain and the orange/black flourish papers. When I started this tag I really wasn’t sure where it was going to go. I started with my crosshatch and then made by background to match what I used for the crosshatch. Of course I then felt like – now what? And, that’s when I noticed it had a bit of a darker feel – reminding me of Halloween. So, that’s the direction I went. And, more hand stitching! I also decided to outline the crosshatch with a Distress Marker to give it a bit more of a defined edge but nothing too thick. I also pulled out the Marker Spritzer to get some small spritzes in there which I think added to the background and gave some additional unintended grunginess to the mirrored crosshatches.
I hope you like it even though it’s a bit early for Halloween but I just couldn’t resist! I hope you all have a lovely closing weeks of summer – before we know it autumn will be here and we can enjoy the rest of the great Tim Holtz autumn and Halloween goodies!