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Monday 31 August 2015

Destination Inspiration, terminal 4

Well  Trace here from inkypinkycraft, and for this months destination fellow Creative Guides and myself have chosen four Tim Goodies for this journey...these are :

1. Product - Alcohol Inks
2. Technique - Alcohol Ink Ombré CC Vol 3, Page 57
3. Colour - Butterscotch
4. Substrate - Metal Foil Tape

So here is where these ingredients have taken me, on this journey at Terminal 4...

I couldn't resist playing with Halloween , and I love this Tim Holtz skull - I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new one out... So here is what I did .. I decided to create a layered tag...something I love to do as you have lots of room to create detail and yummy layers of Tim yumminess.

The large tag was for the base layer, I used alcohol ink card for my ombre and some foil tape added to a smaller tag #8 for the middle layer.

I added some colours of alcohol ink to a test piece before following Tim's instructions in Compendium as in ingredients to create my ombre effect..

I had torn the paper which ended up allowing the ink to soak into card giving a dark stripe but I quite liked it...

Again using the alcohol ink ..and for the foil tape part, I covered the smaller tag and embossed using damask texture fade, I then applied some butterscotch and also slate inks to the surface .

I then rubbed the surface with black soot paint dabber, and left for a few seconds before rubbing away some of it (sorry forgot the photo!)

Now to grunge up the ombre piece, I took out my trusty sanding grip and lightly sanded some areas..

And then applied some walnut stain distress ink which highlights the scuffed areas

For the large tag I coloured the tag using fossilized amber distress ink, which matched the butterscotch colour of the alcohol ink..and then applied some hickory smoke through this fab gothic layering stencil in small areas

To complete the base tag I scuffed edges, added some of the new and old tissue tape for Halloween and inked edges.

I then added the foil covered tag ..and more tissue tape..I love builidng up my layers ..

I added some rub need to make sure the distress ink is completely dry...and this takes a while or heat dry..

I stamped the skull, in jet black archival onto the ombre panel and added to the top of all those layers..

I comleted the tag with some dyed seam binding..

And here is the completed destination for terminal 4 

Well hope you like my make for today, 
keep those fingers inky!
trace x


  1. What a wonderfully spook-tacular tag Trace!! Great use of the ingredients in your travel trunk - wonderful background, embossed metal piece and layerings! Thanks for this wonderful inspiration today with all the details on 'how to' - just in time for us to create for Halloween!! Julia xx

  2. Awesome, awesome tag Trace!! Love how you built it all up! The obre background looks stunning together with the embossed foil tape tag layer, as to that skull, just perfect for Halloween! Brilliant inspiration piece, love it and such a great step by step!!!

  3. LOVE it Trace!!! The stripe at the bottom of the ombre effect is fantastic and I love how you've scuffed the background to age it. A brilliant step by step. Jenny x

  4. Fabulous tag Trace! I love the way you have combined all the ingredients.toni x

  5. Gorgeous Trace! Love the design and details! Wonderful step-by-step!

  6. So many fantastic techniques here Trace. Wow!!! Great spooky layers. Love the background and all the layers. Stunning tag -- Mary Elizabeth

  7. A real spookilicious tag! Trace Love it . x

  8. Fabulous tag Trace, adore the Halloween imagery and the technique looks fabulous. Love the texture too. Tracy x

  9. A fantastic tag Trace with a fabulous Halloween design, just love that new skull stamp, you have really done it justice. xxx

  10. Cool effect and tag! Love the cool texture in the background.

  11. What a fabulous spooky tag, Trace - the skull is one of my favourites too, and he looks amazing here - love that torn strip with the deeply coloured ink stripe. The textures and metallic elements look fantastic too. A great bagful of inspiration.
    Alison xx

  12. LOVE this tag, Trace!! It's Spook-tacularly Fabulous!! Love your use of all of this month's travel items and love how you've created a Halloween tag!! So Fun!! XOXO-Shari

  13. OMG, I love this tag Trace! Fabulous layers and the gothic stencil is the perfect spooky accompaniment to that wonderful stamped skull. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques, Deb xo

  14. FABULOUS!!! LOVE it all...the embossed matting, the background tag, the skull, love it all!

  15. Brilliant layers Trace, love your tag.
    Julie x

  16. Wonderful tutorial Trace. Love all the layers and now you have made them 'one'! Nikki x

  17. This will always be my favourite skull stamp and I love how you used it, the layering is wonderful! xx