tag | textured foil background

I was dying to know how Tim Holtz did his funky metal background technique – and I was very excited when he taught us how to do it at Ranger U. I was blown away to discover that it was a lot easier than it looked! You’ll need some alcohol inks + ranger sticky-back foil. I think this could also work with acrylic paint, but I’ve not tried that. You’ll also need something to stick the foil to, and some things to make texture.

To really explain, I think a video would be best and so I created this for you:

[link to youtube]

Are you inspired yet? I’ve shown this on tags, but I could see it on a frame, as a die cut embellishment, and so much more!

Perfect if you’re looking for some way to add some funk to more masculine or urban pages, and just – whoa. LOVE! It’d be great off the page too in altered arts.

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16 thoughts on “tag | textured foil background”

  1. I love all techniques that Tim Holtz teaches. I must say I love how you took it to the next level. I have been braving it in texture techniques and I will try this one too. I found your site by way of Camp Scrap. I will be a sybsriber to your blog for sure.

  2. Can’t wait to try this. I love Tim Holtz and am so jealous you got to meet him and go to Ranger U. Thanks so much for sharing with us. And thank you so much for doing CampScrap.

  3. Thanks so much for the great video! I wondered how Tim got that look. I can’t wait to give this one a try.
    I love shopping at Bluemoon. Unfortunately I just made an order a couple of days ago. 🙁

  4. May these are awesome! I am already seeing these tags as the background for some of the Stampotique originals cute n creepy little stamps and for Halloween tags. I am in love with these tags. The effect is stunning! Thanx so much for sharing and for all of the inspiration. I really appreciate the tutorials and the videos! 🙂

  5. great video -can’t wait to try it out. I am going to try using the metal tape I have (from the hardware store) but it may be a few days before I actually have free time.

  6. I am anxious to watch the video but today was ruined by a 4 year old fridge quitting. I am been way too busy doing cra. rather than having fun. Now I am off to a board meeting. Still not fun. I declare tomorrow “Fun Day”. I do love your tags.

  7. Finally had time to watch it and I love it. So funny-about 45 seconds before you said I thought “Oh May-Halloween-Frankenstein-it’ll be perfect”.

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