Hello to you all and welcome to a new month and a new bag of travel goodies here at Destinations Inspirations. Jennie here with you kickstarting December at Terminal 1 with these wonderful things in my bag:
Product : Tissue Paper
Technique : Embossing (Dry or Heat)
Colour : Silver or Gold
Substrate : Acetate
My Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die is never far from my desk at this time of the year so I decided to use it with Acetate to create a focal point for a frosty Christmas tag.
I used Wendy Vecchi's Clearly For Art acetate modelling film to cut out three flower leaves. However, before I cut them I stuck (badly!) some Tim Holtz Frosting Film to the acetate to give it a bit more definition. I really love this effect but normally make a better job of smoothing out the bubbles which did not want to go this particular time!
I love how the leaves once heated can be moulded to shape. I shaped each individual leaf first, layered them and then added this glorious stamen.
As you can see the bubbles are still there under the frosting film, but at least it adds a little more texture .....
This is the reverse side of the acetate and you can see how shiny it is without the addition of the frosting film. I love how the moulding acetate gives so much depth to the flower whilst only using three leaves.
So that was my use of acetate and now to the rest of the goodies in the bag.
I have this wonderful DecoArt tissue paper which when added to a tag using Gel Medium appears more translucent and takes on the colour of the tag underneath. It appeared quite golden and so that inspired me to stick with gold rather than the silver I had thought to use.
I wanted to create some interesting layers under the flower but without losing the lovely tissue paper. I started with some die cut circles .....
....... then a small piece of muslin ......
..... a white ribbon bow and the flower.
Once these elements were in place I was able to tuck my other embellishments in and around them.
Plenty of white frosty berries and gold string ....
.... and some white wooden snowflakes.
And now for my final product in the bag ..... a little bit of embossing. Now I am the absolute worst person in the world at embossing and even with my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform had to do this zillions of times before I got something half decent!
I love this set of Christmas and Winter stamps created by our fellow Creative Guide Alison Bomber and had this Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote in my head all the time I was creating the tag. My initial idea had been to use the gold embossing on kraft card but it didn't sit well against the similar colour tissue on the tag. A shame really as this was my first attempt at embossing and it came out perfectly ... !
My Frosty Christmas Tag using all the lovely things in this month's travel bag.
Thank you so much for joining me today and do be ready at Terminal 2 next Monday where another Creative Guide will be welcoming you with another inspiring project using these same products.
Also don't forget to join us in our current challenge Winter Wonderland - all the details can be found HERE.