Annie here to welcome you all to Terminal 1 for the start of your June Journey. Within this month's Travel bag we have the following contents:
Product - Paint
Technique - Resist
Colour - Orange
Substrate - Coaster/Beer Mat
I have had coaster's in my stash for many years and never got round to using them so I am thrilled to have been able to incorporate them into my project here at Terminal 1. Grab a cuppa as there are lots of photographs/details to share along the way xx
Here is the finished project:
First of all the coaster was placed on some heavy card stock, enough to take paint and whatever else was applied to it. I drew around the coaster and then cut out a piece for the front and back.
Taking a Tim Holtz Flourish stencil I applied some Decoart Americana Paint in Canyon Orange using a firm tipped paint brush then dried it with my heat gun.
Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint were applied with a Distress Ink Tool and then wiped back from the paint using a paper towel. By wiping the paint you can see how it resists the ink.
Various stamps from Visible Images were then applied to the background. The little dragonflies were stamped in Ranger Archival Inks Forget - Me - Not and Dandelion. Some gesso was applied through a Crafter's Workshop stencil and then dried with my heat gun.
For the inside covers I took a very large Ranger manila tag and again drew round the coaster.
A couple of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps were inked using Ranger Perfect Medium (you could also use versamark). Transparent embossing powder was then applied to the medium and heat set. You can just make out the images below, which were taken just prior to using the heat gun.
Using Tim Holtz "wrinkle free distress" technique I applied Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint to my craft mat, spritzed with water and then smooshed the manila card through. I heat set each time enabling me to build up layers with the DIO's. You can see that the transparent embossing powder is very subtle against these colours, hence I decided to use white embossing powder for my tags/pockets
Another transparent image using the Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio DIO's.
Now that the inner and out covers were almost complete I added some orange and white paint in fine lines, using my Ranger scraping tool.
Lin Brown's new script stamp was inked with Ranger Archival Dandelion and applied to various areas. Black Soot Di was then applied to the edges of the coasters making the colours pop.
Some lace from my stash was coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink/lots of water and dried with my heat gun.
The lace was then adhered using Ink Essentials Wonder Tape. (easily a favourite for this type of task as its so strong)
Some ribbon from my stash also adhered with Ranger Wonder Tape.
To demonstrate the difference between embossing powders I applied Cosmic Shimmer True White embossing powder to the Perfect Medium and you can see that its much more prominent.
Once heat set the tags, which were cut from Tim's Tiny Tags die, were smooshed through the same DIO's again using Tim's wrinkle free distress technique. (Think I have subjected you to enough photographs by now !!! )
The covers were adhered with Cosmic Shimmer Glue, which allowed me some time to ensure they were correctly placed over the coaster. A small piece of card, which was inked, stamped and edged was then adhered around the back of the covers.
The inside of my project
The back of the project
Inside with tags removed and you can see the little tag holders that I made too.
Thank You so much for "Hopping on board" at Terminal 1. I do hope you have enjoyed this leg of the journey. As always there is another Destination Inspiration post next Monday, when one of our amazingly talented Creative Guides will take you on yet another inspiring journey.
Meanwhile, I hope you can join in with our new monthly challenge, "Use a Canvas" which began on Friday 2nd June and will run until 18:00 on the 6th July. (Click HERE for the challenge details)
Our challenge winner is always randomly chosen so everyone is in with the same chance of winning. The Creative Guides also choose three Pinworthy creations giving the artist the chance to guest here at A Vintage Journey. Please make sure you check out the challenge description and rules, which can be found at the right hand side of the page under Travelling Instructions.
Have a lovely week