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Monday 12 September 2016

Destination Inspiration : Terminal Two

Hello Everyone! Jennie here welcoming you to Terminal Two all ready with my travel bag of goodies. Nikki used the travel bag first this month and now it is my turn to create a project with the wonderful contents which this month are:

Product : Texture or Modelling Paste
Substrate : Fabric/Burlap
Colour : Autumnal/Fall Colours (orange, brown, rust)
Technique : Collage

And this is what I came up with .....

I didn't have any large pieces of burlap so I needed a base and decided to go with a blank heavy cardboard tag which got a couple of coats of gesso before being covered in Crackle Texture Paste. My smallish piece of burlap was then adhered (with difficulty!) to the crackle paste tag and when it was dried and stuck down (which I thought it would never do!) I used Tim Holtz Texture Paste through a script stencil to add more texture.

Spritzing came next ..... and my favourite autumnul colours, Rusty Hinge, Fossilised Amber and Seedless Preserves.  I was a bit worried at this stage that having got the burlap stuck down it would then lift off ..... but all was ok!

I then had fun making my collage embellishments.

The cardboard cogs were covered with various coats of DecoArt Fluid Acrylics until I was happy with the colour and then I added a final coat of Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint here and there.

Small purchased flowers and ribbon then got a spraying with Rusty Hinge, Fossilised Amber and Seedless Preserves.

Tim Holtz has a fabulous technique video HERE for autumn leaves.  Again I used Rusty Hinge and Fossilised Amber but with a little Peeled Paint to create my pattered sheet before using the Sissix Leaf Die to cut the leaves. 

My leaf stamps didn't quite fit the leaf shape but I did get a reasonable texture pattern on the leaves. I shaped them with a ball tool to create more depth.

And then it was time to create my collage on the prepared tag playing around with the placing of the embellishments until I was happy with the design.  Finally I went in with some gesso on the flowers to take away the starkness of the colour and then added a few watery gesso splatters here and there.

Do drop in next Monday to see which Creative Guide is at Terminal Three sharing their take on the travel bag for September. And in the meantime there is plenty of time to join in with Julia's wonderful challenge this month : Create Within A Frame.

As always thank you for joining me today and have a great week!



  1. This is gorgeous Jennie, I love the quirky mix of elements you have used and the delightful autumnal palette. Great use of fhe travel bag contents xxx

  2. Brilliant Jennie, such great use of the content of the bag. The leaves look super, the whole tag is so beautifully composed and a great palette. Love also how you used your small piece burlap!

  3. Gorgeous Jennie, loving those rustic tones and fabulous use of the burlap in the background , adding wonderful texture and a natural element to your design. Love it. Tracy x

  4. What marvelous bright fall colors on your beautiful tag Jennie! Wonderful textures with the burlap and layered die cuts - I can just feel the crisp fall air when I look at this! Julia xx

  5. Gorgeous! Jennie . Love all the rich autumnal tones and texture. Wonderful use of the travel bag goodies . x

  6. Gorgeous Autumnal tag, Jennie, with your name written all over it! Your leaves are fantastic, and I could have sworn you used real ones! Great use of the travel bag contents!

  7. awesome tag, love the colours and textures - just amazing :)

  8. Beautiful tag Jennie, so glad you persisted with the burlap panel because it looks fabulous overtop of that amazing crackled background! Love the floral arrangement and the wonderfully coloured fall leaves, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  9. This is beautiful Jennie. The stencilling really adds to the texture of the burlap and as ever your flowers are a triumph xx

  10. Glorious autumnal glow to this, Jennie - I love the textured text on the burlap and the colours work beautifully to bring those flowers to life.
    Alison x