Hello fellow travellers, Anne here to welcome you to Terminal 4
with January's Travel Bag to play with:
Colour: Blue and Brown
Substrate: Wood or Chipboard
Here's what I created:
I have to be honest, I am not a big fan of brown so I challenged myself to use as much brown as possible in my creation. I wasn't so happy with my nearly all brown tag, so I mounted it onto a canvas that I made a while back....
I started by sticking down some Tim Holtz burlap to a piece of Ranger Manila card. I stencilled over this with Tim's Burlap stencil using Walnut Stain Distress Spray Stain. I love the look of this technique and am always amazed that the stain does not 'seep' under the stencil!
I used my Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die to cut the tag. I then inked around the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain Distress ink.
I found some chipboard cogs in my stash and I used Walnut Stain Distress Spray Stain to colour the cogs. I 'roughed' them up a bit with a piece of sandpaper to give them some texture and sprayed two more coats of the stain to give a good cover.
For my 'blue' element I added some DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue paint in a random fashion over the tag. To give a more realistic look of rust to the cogs I gave them a spray of Rusty Hinge Distress Spray Stain. To add a 'patina' look to the cogs I mixed some Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain with some Prima Artisan Powder in Trianon Patina and dabbed this here and there on the cogs.
I mounted the cogs onto the tag, added one of Tim's Paper Dolls (I inked around the edge to take away the whiteness) and added a sentiment stamped from one of Alison Bomber's sentiment stamp range. I only used part of the sentiment.- that's the beauty of Alison's stamps...
I dyed some seam binding with Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain, crinkled it up and added it to the top of the tag. As I mentioned above, I thought the brown was a bit overpowering and I added the tag to a blue crackled canvas that I made a while back. I think it gives a bit of a 'lift' to the tag! I cannot remember what I used to create the canvas but it would most certainly be Weathered Wood Crackle and Broken China Distress Paint on top.
Since I am the last one up on Destination Inspiration for January, here is a recap of the other wonderfully inspiring DI posts for the month:
Alison - Terminal 1
Autumn - Terminal 2
Jennie - Terminal 3
I hope that we have inspired you with our Destination Inspiration posts! Our current challenge, 'Think Inside or Outside the Box' hosted by the talented Deb, still has a few days to run. If you have not joined in yet, we hope you will!
Thanks from me, Anne, and all the Creative Guides!