Fall Colors Textured Tag

Fall Colors Tag TutorialTutorial with UTEE and Tim Holtz Sizzix dies - Marjie Kemper

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I made this jumbo tag for the Fall colors challenge at Frilly & Funkie, using Tim Holtz’s Sizzix leaf die, acrylic paints, distress and archival inks, and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). To start, I cut several leaves from grunge paper. Next, I embossed them using different Sizzix embossing folders.

Fall Colors tag art with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies -embossing with UTEE (Marjie Kemper)
I used lots of leftover scraps of grunge to cut the leaves, and then embedded them in gesso.  After everything dried overnight, I started layering on various fluid acrylic paints until I got the look I wanted.

Fall Colors tag art with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies -embossing with UTEE (Marjie Kemper)
I stamped some script here and there and added jet black archival ink over a flower stencil.  I was really tempted to stop there but still needed to ‘decorate’ so I pulled out another Sizzix die and Tim Holtz’s Papillon stamp.

Using manila card stock, I cut the Styled Label die, inked and stamped it, then covered with UTEE. I repeated the process with the quote and another leaf (hit with paint, ink, and UTEE). I made several leaves intending to cluster them:

Fall Colors tag art with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies -embossing with UTEE (Marjie Kemper)

But in the end I decided a single dangling leaf had more impact:

Autumn tag with UTEE and Tim Holtz Sizzix dies - Marjie Kemper

Linda’s rusty metal wire netting adds lots of texture. I cut a piece diagonally and adhered it with copper brads. The quote is hanging onto the wire with Wonder Tape.

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