I hardly ever get a chance to join in on Tim Holt's 12 tags so I jumped in for April.
I don't have any dies or die cutting machines so I pulled out my Heidi Swapp stencil which looks a lot like the Trellis Sizzix die. After I covered my tags with Tim's French Industrial paper and tissue/washi tape I used antique linen distress ink to distress my tags. I wasn't able to get the mottled effect when I sprayed the water on. Maybe I didn't use enough ink?
I used a palette knife to spread my Liquitex gloss gel through the stencil. You will know the gel is dry when it becomes clear.
Next I spread my acrylic paint in between the raised areas and used a wet paper towel to wipe the excess (a baby wipe probably works better). I did this a few times to build up the paint.
Here is what I was left with.
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