Friday, June 29, 2012

June Tag Challenge Photo Tinting

Well, it's the end of the month and I'm back again with my June Tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 (click the link for Tim's step-by-step instructions).  It would seem that I do better waiting until the last minute...and so it goes.  This month he has a video showcasing a technique for photo tinting.  Did you know that Distress Inks were formulated for use in tinting photos??  I didn't...and so I gave it a try, and I'm sold!  The photo of the girl & teddy bear is a free download on Tim's post -- and normally I like to venture off the path a bit, but I really liked the image and the design elements he used for his example, so I went with it. 

LoveLee Details:  I {slightly} matted my photo with a piece of brown paper gift bag with the phrasing, "Way Down East" showing slightly below.  The marbled background is white picket fence & peeled paint distress stain, with a variety of stamps from TH lost & found, mixed media, & curiosities sets stamped in black archival ink.  The photo tinting was achieved with victorian velvet (for the dress & bow), & gathered twigs (for the bear), finishing with antique linen & vintage photo.  I didn't have the nibs mentioned in the video, so I used Fantastixs by Tsukineko instead...they worked great.  To finish the photo, I over-stamped with a tiny journey word stamp with black soot distress ink. 

The ribbon was colored with peeled paint & weathered wood distress stains, and the rose trimmings with fired brick.  There's just a snippet of "script" tissue tape under the roses, and the film strip ribbon was stapled to the tag with my tiny attacher.  Finally, I adhered the word band "Capture Life's Moments" (painted with Making Memories "celery") to the tag with the ribbon. 

What a fun technique...if you haven't tried it before you might want to give it a try.  I think it would make for some fun framed photos.

TFSB, and have a lovely day!  Lisa


  1. This sounds a good technique as i have those Fantastics.

  2. Hi Lisa! Fabulous take on Tim's June tag! The photo tinting is perfect and I love that you tied those little bows on the word banner! Simply lovely!

  3. What a totally sweet photo and a gorgeous tag!

  4. You know I would love this post the best! Beautiful tag you created....Hey my hubbie had a video made about him and his shop classicwrecks on etsy! Its on my blog in the right hand corner.We are so proud! His junker cars are doing us proud! t/c, gerri


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