In April, I was lucky enough to take a class with Tim Holtz. He taught several techniques using his new Distress Oxide Inks from Ranger. I decided to make a divider tag to put between my Creative Chemistry Distress Ink tags & the Distress Oxide Ink Technique tags in my Idea-ology Worn Binder Notebook. I figured there was no better way to ink it than color blocking using all 12 current colors!
I used the "direct to paper" (DTP) technique by pressing the ink pad directly onto a Ranger #8 tag.
Then using Ranger's Distress Sprayer I spritzed it with water & dried it with a heat tool.
Not all 12 colors would fit separately on the tag so I left a little "white space" between the "bottom" colors. Then I added the "top" colors, inking over the "white space" & overlapping the colors on each side. I dried after each color was added so they would be layered & not blended. After the entire tag was covered you could really see how the layering worked.
I stamped the title in Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink using Tim's Worn Text Stamp Set from Stampers Anonymous. I also typed some of the oxide ink tips Tim had given us in class & on his videos then adhered it to the back of the tag.
The finished technique tags were then placed in Idea-ology Page Pockets & stored in my Idea-ology Worn Binder Notebook. The cherry on top was Tim & Mario autographing my notebook!