Welcome to our December Destination Inspiration - Julia A here to hopefully inspire you with my project using the items in this months Travel Bag.
I feel like this month the train just may be the Polar Express!!
1. Product - Lace
2. Colour - Silver
3. Substrate - Chip Board or Cardboard
4. Technique - Heat Embossing
I created a little holiday decoration that could be on display throughout the winter months!
I have a few photos showing just how this was created. First I die cut Tim's Prancing Deer out of white mat board.
Then I embossed him, front and back, using Aged Silver Frantage embossing powder - I love how vintage this thick powder looks! It's a little tricky to heat as a lot of it blows off when you try to emboss it - I blow it from underneath at first to start it melting, then move in from the top starting at a high distance away!
The embossing looks gold in the photo but it is just the lighting on my worktable reflecting off it.
Next, I colored my bristle brush tree using Peeled Paint and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stains. The sprayer had clogged on my Brushed Pewter (!) - so I just poured some on the paper and added it to the edges and wooden base of the tree with my finger!
When I spray stain I put everything inside an old pizza box I keep under my work table!
Then I sprayed a slice of aspen tree trunk with the Peeled Paint Spray Stain. We found a long piece of aspen tree that had fallen down along our local walking path - we took it home - and Kent sliced it up for me - I heated the pieces in my oven at 200 degrees for an hour to help dry it out.
I die cut the PEACE from Tim's Holiday Words: Blocks out of brushed silver card, and folded over the bottom edge so I could glue it to the wood.
I added Idea-ology Mirrored Stars to the tree top, the antler of the deer and the PEACE panel and then glued everything to the wood with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. I just glued the feet of the deer to the wood and it has held wonderfully - it is also very close to the tree which also helps hold it up.
Here's a close up of the wonderful embossing, the lace knotted around his neck (the lace was just stiff enough to look like the wind is blowing it behind him!) I also added a black rhinestone for his eye.
I hope you have been inspired by my little deer decoration - please check back here next Monday to see who will be at Terminal 2 with another project using the contents of our December Travel bag!