I was really happy when I saw that S@andy was hosting this challenge as it meant I could show you two of four burlap panels I designed for my workshop I taught last month for Country View Crafts (who are the fabulous sponsor for all our AVJ challenges).
Preparing and making the panels
- Tear dictionary paper and adhere to the panels and heat dry
- With palette knife spread some grungepaste randomly in central panel and over the top and bottom as well and heat dry.
- Leave to cool and finish drying and start to prepare the butterflies, dragonfly, flower and bird (see below).
- When grungepaste is dry on the panels give them a wash of picket fence distress paint, creating additional depth and a key for the remnant rubs.
- Stamp images onto white tissue paper with black archival and with paintbrush and water draw a line around images and tear carefully.
- Adhere images to panels using matte medium.
- Add some remnant rubs, industrious sticker trims, chatty words and text stamp.
- Adhere the card and acetate details into place and leave to dry.
Making the acetate embellishments –
· Stamp dragonfly onto acetate with black archival ink and leave to dry.
· Wrinkle free a piece of card using dragonfly wing colours and stamp the dragonfly and cut out wings and head only.
· If the acetate dragonfly is dry, cut out the wings and drip alcohol inks on the reverse side.
· Stamp butterflies on acetate with rose madder archival ink and leave to dry.
· Cut out the butterflies when dry.
· Using alcohol inks drip colours onto reverse of butterflies.
· Edge them with black alcohol marker (i.e. promarkers).
- heat the wings carefully with a heat gun and without burning yourselves shape the wings so that they look as if the dragonfly and butterflies are going to take flight.
You can see how the heated and reformed acetate adds so much dimension to the wings.
We look forward to seeing you over at A Vintage Journey with your take on the challenge. Please remember you don’t have to use Tim Holtz products, use whatever you have in your craft room but do tell us what the inspiration is from Tim Holtz in your project. It’s a great way to join in a Tim Holtz challenge without having to buy lots of new supplies.
hugs Brenda xx