This month Tim Holtz created his August tag using masks. Now Tim has mask designs and he has sheets for making masks. This month he used the Masking Sheets to create masks for the stamps he was using on his project. He made 3 beautifully nostalgic travel tags and you can check them out here. Tim gives lots of detailed instructions, well written with photos each step of the way and for the most part most of the techniques I used to start my tag were from this post so I'll only be writing here on the additional supplies I used.
I selected stamps from a variety of Tim's sets to illustrate the quote. While the clocks were a fairly obvious choice the Mona Lisa was selected simply because it is the first time I used her. I love the way she is peeking over the quote. By masking the clocks, they remain lighter than the background and although they were stamped first the other stamped images appear to be behind them. I used a VersaMark pen and Fired Brick Distress Embossing Powder for the hands on the larger clock which added just enough pop to help it stand out. I enjoyed layering all of the different stamps for texture without worrying if the whole image would be visible. While not obvious, I can see them and know they are there. The idea-ology flowers and leaves were altered by running them through my BigShot with Tim's embossing folders and then painted with Distress Paints. Fun, Fun, Fun!
As you can see, the quote was just a little too long for the width of the tag so I stamped it a few times in different colors and cut some of the words and inked the edges. I hung "when" off the edge of the tag to start the quote. I also used this technique for "first" then added some Fired Brick Distress embossing powder to the word "last".
The Mask Sheets were first released at CHA 2009, Tim had made a beautiful Christmas tag with them in Day 7 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2009 and I had a lot of fun playing around with them at the time so I stocked up on them. They've been in my stash so I was happy to break them out and play with them again.
Remember you have until the end of August to participate in the 12 Tags of 2013 August.