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I indulged in Smoke and Mirrors, Double Meanings, Hidden Messages, Madness, etc., on my blog during May and June of 2018. But the unraveling began in March 2018.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

"Tim Holtz Style" - Tag

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This week’s Artful Times challenge was "Tim Holtz Style."

I mimicked Tim's August 2014 tag which I didn't have time to do last year.

I recently found the woman image on the Metropolitan Museum of Art and knew I wanted to use her for something soon. I realized she would be the perfect focal point for the tag.

I used dictionary page sections as the "tape" behind her and also near the bottom of the tag. Because Tim used tape to resist the application of colors, I used a layer mask on the colors to mute them. I created my colors using several layers, then merged them together so I could use the mask on them.

I created the raised paste using a repeating pattern, then applied a GIMP Bevel script. I used that same Bevel script for the gears and arrow. (It's one of my favorite scripts, and by posting the details of how I created this, I discovered there's a newer version of the script, so I need to download it and try it out!)

I reused the "You have been loved" metal piece from my March tag.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search. (See the side of my blog for links.)


Neet said...

What a fabulous tag. I love the stencilling you have done, it certainly leads the eye in to your focal point. Great colours too - lovely work.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
Hugs, Neet xx

strangelycreative said...

Anne tis lovely!! What a great image it is as well - lovely colours really vintage and very "Tim" (who is he anyway! ha! Ha!) Cxx

WendyK said...

Fabulous tag, love the textures and the layout. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

Craftyfield said...

I haven't delved in the digital crafting yet and I was amazed to find out your tag wasn't "real". It's a great Tim tag with a lovely vintage image.