Sunday, April 25, 2010
April Blog Hop
The challenge for April's Blog Hop was to use Tissue Paper. I was intrigued by Nichole's video on Faux Silk and started to play with my white tissue that has been lovingly folded and saved after arriving as the wrapping on our stamp sets. Well I tried it with different stamps and it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I wasn't crazy about the white. Then I remembered some tan tissue I had saved from a gift box. I went through everything and couldn't find it. I know I will when I'm looking for something else. So I got out my creative chemistry set (no chemicals, just odds and ends of stuff I don't use very often) and this is what I came up with.
I used Rustic Cream cardstock and white tissue. I stamped the tissue (not the card base) with Background Basics: Text and Dark Chocolate ink. Then I crinkled the tissue and misted it with a solution of Tim Holtz's Antique Linen Distress Ink. (It's the only re-inker I own.) I dried that with my hair dryer - well, after all it's right there in the bathroom where I stamp! Repeated the process twice until I liked the color. Then I used the glue stick and adhered the tissue to the Rustic Cream Panel. I forgot about folding the tissue to the back and just trimmed to size. I guess that's okay. The glue was dry and the tissue was well adhered. The close-up photo shows the creases and color variation.
If you click on the photo to enlarge, I think you can see the detail.
I stamped the sentiment, from the new For the Graduate, right on the Faux Silk and added the image with pop-dots. I didn't get the co-ordinating die yet, but was able to cut it free hand rather easily. The image was stamped again with Color Box Gold pigment ink. I used a Spellbinders Circle Nestibilities to cut out the center circle. I'm really pleased with the project and am going to experiment some more.
All supplies are PTI unless otherwise stated.
I hope you enjoyed your stop and thanks for hopping by.