Friday, July 19, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 -- July

I can't believe that I'm finally posting my July tag from the 12 Tags of 2013 challenge from Tim Holtz. It took me several days to complete this tag. Don't get me wrong, it was really rather easy to make. However, my first attempt at the flag was not to my liking. The difficulty started when I pulled out my rock candy distress crackle paint. First, the cover was stuck hard to the jar. By stuck I mean hammer and then throw on the cement floor stuck. However, perseverance paid off. I got the lid off--only to find the contents to be the consistency of rubber. At that point, since the crackle paint was totally unusable, I decided to try the old Ranger crackle medium. But, I also decided to put water in the jar and soak my rubberized crackle paint. I couldn't lose anything by trying. After the crackle medium dried, I wasn't really too pleased since it only crackled slightly along some of the edges. I tried to color it with the stains, but that didn't work very well, so I tried the distress paints. That covered the medium, but actually came out flat. Then I added a little distress glitter. The results were better, but definitely different from what the crackle paint would give. After completing the flag, I remembered the water and distress crackle paint. I had soaked the contents overnight. I picked up the jar and shook it a bit. When I looked in the jar, it actually looked like crackle paint. I had nothing to lose but a part of a piece of grungeboard, so I cut another flag. I am ecstatic to report that my crackle paint was revived and worked perfectly and I love the results.

10 comments:

Vicki said...

Gorgeous tag, Barbara!

wannabcre8tive said...

An awesome tag, I love Patriotic cards, tags, etc..

Terry said...

Congratulations on winning at Tim's! Fabulous tag and I love that flag! Enjoy!

Tincan Crafter said...

Congratulations on your win over at Tim Holtz!!!!!

Anita Houston said...

Way to go on your win!!! Big congrats! Love your flag!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Congratulations! Check out Tim's blog! MMx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful take on Tim's tag. Congrats on your win.

Shari Trumbull said...

YAY on your win for Tim's July Tag challenge! It was worth all of the time you put into it--It's GREAT!

Alida said...

what a great tag, congrats with your win!

Mary Tilman said...

Congratulations on your winning tag! Thanks for sharing tip on reviving crackle paint. I've been afraid to open mine.