Welcome everyone to Terminal #3! Julia here with a Destination Inspiration Post.
Every Monday one of the AVJ Creative Guides is here with a travel bag of supplies she must use to create something. Here's what our travel bags contain for February.
1. Product - Kraft Card
2. Technique - Stenciling
3. Color - Fired Brick/dark red
4. Substrate - Burlap
I found a package of 5"x7"burlap bags in my stash - and knew it would be the perfect base for my creation!
Here's how I put this together. First I put a piece of cardboard inside the bag to keep the spray stain from going through to the back.
I laid the Scribbles stencil over the bag and sprayed it with Fired Brick Distress Spray.
(I did the same on the other side of the bag - but did not decorate the back further.)
I removed the stencil and here is the result. I like the little edge of spray on the right that happened! I didn't want the stencil centered - and this bit of outside spray gives interest without being too busy!
There was a lot of stain on the top of the stencil so I took a piece of Kraft cardstock and laid the inky side of the stencil down onto it and pressed over the stencil with a paper towel. I removed the stencil and it left this great negative print! I dried it with my heat tool.
I started gathering things I wanted to put on my bag.
I die cut the piece of stained kraft card I made in the photo above using the Artful Dwellings die and used one of the pieces to make a sort of tag for the bag. I die cut the Thinlits 'getaway' out of black card and adhered it to the tag and sponged the edges of the tag with Ground Espresso. I used a Loop Pin to pin the key and tag to the bag. I also adhered the tag and key with adhesive - I put the cardboard piece back into the bag so as not to have the glue go through to the back.
I attached the Word Band to the bag with a loop of Black Paper String on each end, tying a knot and trimming the ends - again being careful not to catch the back of the bag in the stitch.
I added Chit Chat and Small Talk Stickers, a wrinkled seam tape bow and stitched the key to the bag as it is heavy and flopped around without the stitch!
I rubbed Ranger Fired Brick Acrylic Distress Paint over the Word Band - heated it to dry - then sanded off the top - then I sponged Ranger Distress Ground Espresso ink over it. It says "capture life's moments" and is tied onto the front of the bag with Black Paper String as described above.
I hope I have inspired you with my Destination Inspiration project using the supplies in my travel bag today. I think this burlap bag will make a nice place to put photos or mementos from a trip!
There will be one more Destination Inspiration for February next Monday. If you missed the first two - you'll find Terminal #1 here and Terminal #2 here.
And a reminder - there's still time to join in in the February A Vintage Journey Challenge - Jennie is our host and her challenge is 'Words that are Special'!.Paper: Kraft, True Black - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Ground Espresso
Accessories: 5"x7" burlap bag, Ranger Distress Spray Stain - Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Paint - Fired Brick, Scribbles Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Idea-ology: Black Paper String, Small Talk, Chit Chat, Word Keys, Word Bands, Loop Pins, Dies - Artful Dwellings - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Thinlits Handwritten Vacation, Black wrinkled seam tape.