A while back Tim Holtz wrote in his blog about a class he did called Creative Chaos. (If you click on that link you'll be taken to Tim's blog post on the class, and see the completed projects). He was team teaching with Jennifer McGuire, there was a tag-making, technique-learning frenzy going on, and the resulting tags were put together on a canvas. Very cool, yes, and it inspired my friend Pam (who I know from ATT and the Mexico cruise) to put together the very ambitious Chaos Project.
So many ATTers signed up, there are three groups doing this. Pam created a template of the finished canvas. All the tags are of different sizes, and some are arranged vertically, some horizontally. We each signed up for a specific tag, and will create enough for everyone in our group. Pam is going to put together the tag collages for us and send them to us. Awesome!
My completed tags, shown above, were sent to Pam in California on Tuesday, and they're already in her hands! Can't wait until everyone else finishes and mails so Pam can get started. I know this will be an art piece I'll love having.
Here's a closer look:
The background was done on glossy magazine paper. I stamped a bird with clear ink, covered with clear embossing powder, heat set. Then applied several colors of distress inks over top with a blending tool. Of course, the embossed areas resist the ink. You can see the birds kind of walking across the tags.
The little border on the top is just inked grungepaper with holes punched for the type charms that spell out "fly."
As for the butterfly....a sizzix die...embellished with KAT's "drunken scotch" technique in various blue alcohol inks. The antennae are done with resistors I curled with pliers. I attached the butterfly with an "x" of mini staples using Tim's Tiny Attacher, and ended it all with a trail of bling.