Posts Tagged ‘Sizzix Die’
Good evening everyone. It is almost Friday and a long holiday weekend. I just finished a few last minute touches on my canvas entry for this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II challenge hosted by Linda over at Studio L3. This week’s technique challenge is called Kraft Resist. The instructions for this week’s technique can be found on page 41 in Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. Below is my entry.
I reviewed the technique on page 42 as well as re-watched a recent video that Tim posted on his blog about Kraft resist and incorporated a couple of his techniques. I chose his bird image from the Kraft paper stash pad. I cut the card stock to 8 x10. I then completed a few variations of the Kraft resist technique. Afterwards, I stamped and heat embossed the perimeter of the card stock using the large flourishes stamp from Stampers Anonymous. Next, I distressed and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I then thought I would try to lightly base coat the perimeter of an 8×10 canvas with Broken China Distress Stain……..the results were positive. I then thought it would be fun to try to stamp and heat emboss the edges of the canvas. I was unsure about the crispness of the image…this too worked well for the most part. Moving on, I adhered my altered Kraft resist card stock to the canvas with Ranger’s Multi Matte Medium and die cut the word soar out of grunge paper using Tim Holtz’s Word Play Sizzix Alterations Die. I then colored the letters with Broken China Distress Stain, inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and adhered letters to the canvas with Inkessentials Glossy Accents.
This project was fun, quick, and simple. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you stop back again soon. Have a great night!
Good morning everyone! Hope you weekend was a good one. I am over the moon excited to share today’s project with you, a hydrangea pillow.
This pillow is part of an ongoing series on my blog called Paperie In Bloom. Each month, I showcase a bloom crafted from paper, and then throughout the month, showcase additional projects and ideas that further highlight the bloom of the month. This month, I am highlighting the hydrangea.
Today’s featured pillow features 500 petals that were die cut using the new Borders and Hydrangea Sizzix die. After petals were die cut from wool felt, each petal was hand sewn 2 times in each direction (like a plus sign) in order to pucker each flower petal. Afterwards, I attached each puckered petal with needle and thread to a 14 inch round pillow form covered with muslin. Next, I hand sewed the leaves to a 26X26 pillow form covered with burlap. Lastly, I used a heavy duty thread to attach petal covered 14 inch pillow form to 26X26 pillow.
Sizzix Borders and Hydrangea Die (Used my Vagabond to Die cut 3 petals at a time)
14 inch round pillow form for the bloom
.50 yard of muslin to cover 14 inch round pillow form
1.5 yards each of cream and white wool felt for the petals
.25 yard of green wool felt for the leaves
Needle and Thread: White and Green
26×26 pillow form (the bloom is sewn onto this form)
1 yard of burlap for the 26×26 pillow form
Heavy Duty Jute Thread to sew bloom to pillow form
I absolutely love how the pillow turned out!!!! I will outwardly admit that this pillow was time and labor intensive, but so worth it in my opinion.
I have provided links below to previously featured projects in this month’s series below.
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Good morning. I just completed my entry for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities II hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s technique is called tissue wrap collage. Directions for this technique can be found on page 38 of Tim’s book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol II. There is still time to enter if you have a chance. This week’s challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie’s Boutique. They will select a winner at random to receive a $25 gift certificate to use in their online boutique.
This week’s technique challenged me to push beyond my comfort zone. One step in the technique instructs you to cover a shape, essentially use it for texture in the background. I do not typically do this as I personally feel it hides/detracts rather than adds to the overall piece. Perhaps with a bit more practice, I will embrace this technique again in the future. I must admit that in the process of this technique, I tried and scrapped several attempts prior to completing today’s featured tag.
After several previous attempts, I finally chose to use the filmstrip die as my background element. After running the die with grunge paper through my Vagabond, it occurred to me that I did not use paper as the die is intended for. OOPSIES, as a result, it did not cut all the way through. It was not a big deal, I just used my scissors to complete the cuts by hand. Afterwards, I followed the directions regarding the remainder of the technique on page 38 inside Tim’s book.
My overall interpretation of the tissue wrap collage technique is that the technique is intended to create a textural background for a project. At least that is how I have decided to use it. I decided to use the new Vintage Camera die from Tim as my focal point image. I elected to paint the camera and its pieces similar to the photo on the die’s package. I struggled a bit when I was trying to adhere all the pieces together as they did not seem to fit well together once painted. I also struggled with initially trying to remove the die cut pieces from the die itself. Tim’s die pick enabled me to remove them, but the pieces were not salvageable to use.
At this point, I was hesitant yet to adhere the camera to the tag, as it kind of bothered me that the covered filmstrip die was not really very visible and would become even more nondescript if I were to just adhere the camera to the tag at this point. So I decided to highlight the filmstrip by adding a few mini vintage photographs. This helped my brain to make more sense of the hidden filmstrip shape. I made the mini pictures out of snippets from a Red Lead collage paper and adhered them to Tim’s fragment pieces using Glossy Accents.
Finally, I adhered the camera to the tag using several pop dots. For added flair, I rolled a bit of Tim’s filmstrip and stapled it using his tiny attacher tool to the tag and glued a sentiment from his Ideaology line to the front of the camera. Lastly, I added a few final embellishments including Ideology corners, coordinating seam binding ribbon, and a word stick.
Despite my challenges with this technique, I am pleased with the outcome. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.