Aug 30, 2018

Tim Holtz 3D Embossing Steampunk Masculine Tag


Hi friends!  Today is a 5th Friday and we celebrate at A Vintage Journey with Tag Friday.  Hop on over and see what my uber talented teamies have created for your inspiration. We would love for you to share a tag you've been working on this month. 


I had a play with my friend @carolinasweetlee's new Tim Holtz 3D Embossing Folders and we made a number of backgrounds with different techniques.  I adhered two portions of my backgrounds made with the Foundry and Mechanics folders to a chipboard tag.  These were both done by simply sponging Distress Inks onto the panels.  I added various strips of Tim's tissue tape and sanded it with a nail file to remove the sheen.


I embossed a Gadget Gears 2 die with Seth Apter Chunky Rust Baked Texture and tucked it beneath my collage.


I used one of Tim's Fluted Fasteners as my tag topper.


My collage elements are all from an older pack of Tim's Snippets Ephemera.  The sentiment is from the Clippings sticker set. 


I dyed my sisal fibers with Black Soot.  The Paper Doll image was sanded lightly and sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  I hope you'll hop on over to A Vintage Journey for more tag inspiration and make sure to share a tag in our link up.

16 comments:

butterfly said...

Utterly scrumptious - the colour tones are magical, and I always love your layered look, giving the whole tag such depth and interest. Fabulous!
Alison x

Maxine D said...

What a striking and ever so masculine creation Autumn - love it!
Blessings
Maxine

A Pink said...

Absolutely Fantastic. , Autumn . Love every little last piece and part of this . Super awesome tag.

Have a lovely weekend x

Annie said...

Wonderful details on your tag Autumn x Love the combined backgrounds and amazing layers x The paper Doll sits perfectly ...love it !

TFS and Have a lovely weekend
Annie x

Paper Wishes said...

Oh what a gorgeous warm glow you have created with this tag. thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

Dorthe said...

I`m totally in love with this Autumn, so many wonderful layers, wow, and a fantastic background for your handsome chap . Hugs and a lovely weekend to you. xo

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous steampunk themed tag Autumn!! The 3D backgrounds are so effective, and the rusty colours are stunning! Beautiful collage too, altogether a wonderful masculine tag!!

Ann Barnes said...

This looks so cool Autumn! Those 3D folders are amazing and I love how you used multiple on your tag! Thanks for sharing!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful layering on this awesome masculine tag Autumn!! Love those embossed panels (I have one of these and have to get it out to play!!) Great distressing with ink and on edges - a beautiful composition!! Julia xx

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so amazing!! I love the gorgeous colors and fabulous texture!! Your layering is perfect!! All of your details are so gorgeous!! I love, love this, my friend!! Wow!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

A real stunner Autumn, the embossed background is fabulous and I love how you layered up the elements. The colours are fantastic too! Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Love love love this Autumn !!! The background is stunning without all those wonderful masculine layers. It really is fabulous! Jennie x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Fabulous layers here! LOVE the embossed background and the way you colored it! Wonderful work! PINNED.

Helen Wallace said...

Oh this is my kind of tag! Grungy, blokey, textured, rusty, vintage - all the things that work well for all the blokes in my life. Fantastic.

Sara Barker said...

It's amazing what simple inks do to bring out the beauty of those 3D embossings! Your collage is incredibly balanced, and I love the dyed sisal element. Perfect in EVERY way! Hugs!

Heather Maxwell said...

So magically masculine Autumn! You have a gift for layers and it shows so well here. I just want to keep looking since there are so many details to catch the eye. Wonderful!

~Heather

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