Spotlight on Tim Holtz – Day3

Welcome to the third and last day of my event featuring Tim Holtz. For today I just had to make a mixed media tag!

mixed media tag

One of the most common comments that I get about art journaling is “how do I start” or “I am too afraid to start, what to do?” Well here is the answer!

Create tags using the same techniques, the area is smaller to work on, you can try your mediums, decide on the placement and if you mess up …you just throw it away. On the other hand, I am sure you will never throw your lovely art so you can use a ring to bind them all together! How is that for a start?

tim holtz tag

In my tag I used all my art journaling go to techniques. And I just love the outcome….

tim holtz tag

You can see I did some stenciling, used my distress paints, my distress inks and even did some paper piecing.

tim holtz tag

I have also added a metal word band by Tim Holtz and various bits and pieces from his ephemera expedition pack.

tim holtz tag

I have colored some seam binding to create a matching ribbon. This is a technique I really love because it is quick and easy but the result is just great. OK it is a bit messy but we crafters love inky fingers don’t we?

You can enjoy the video below or my YouTube channel here



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  1. Dana Moore said:

    Everything you post inspires me – you are amazing!

    March 14, 2015
  2. Sue W. said:

    Fabulous tag, Vicky!

    March 14, 2015
  3. Donna Dacy said:

    This Tim Holtz series has been great. So informative and I love watching you work. I love the idea of starting with a tag to ease into multi media projects. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talents with everyone.

    March 14, 2015
  4. Karen D said:

    I love your mixed media videos and you have really inspired me and helped push me to the next level. Thank you!!!

    March 14, 2015
  5. Virginia Burns said:

    Absolutely fabulous Vicky!! I love the tag, and the other two Tim Holtz makes as well. My favourites are always your Journal pages, but this tag is fantastic!

    March 16, 2015
  6. conil said:

    GORGEOUS tag. Love your sense of color & design.

    March 16, 2015
  7. Ruby C said:

    Wonderful Videos. Great idea to use tags to try out ideas you would want to try in an Art Journal. I haven’t tried an art journal yet, but you do make it look fun.

    March 21, 2015
  8. Lisa said:

    Your work is so fun to watch!! Love your creations.. you make me think I can do it too!

    March 30, 2015
  9. Kathleen said:

    I love your work, I find it so inspiring

    September 1, 2015
  10. Anna Rodgers said:

    Oh…I’m dying over here! I have become your biggest fan, watching every YouTube video and reading your blog. I’ve bought an art journal, art tags, paints, brushes, dyes, inks, markers, tissue paper, and more, yet I have not a creative bone in my body. I don’t even think I have creativity into the 2nd generation below me! Nonetheless, I keep watching and slowly building up courage! I’ll be brave enough to tackle my first project and post it to Instagram soon, but in the meantime, thank you for blogging, posting, and tubing!

    March 4, 2016
  11. Lillian said:

    I just love watching you and I even took your on line class
    Thank you for being

    December 6, 2016
  12. Lee said:

    I love the “simple entry point” of a tag as a smaller way in than a full journal page. This tag is wonderful! All the tips and tricks you always give make each one of these videos a treat.

    November 6, 2018
  13. Valerie said:

    Vicky, your tags are a wonderful way to get your feet wet in the ocean of art journal possibilities! Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!
    Valerie J Garrison
    Journey With The Light

    February 3, 2020

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