I am so in love with today super simple project and I hope you love it too (at least enough to try some of the techniques).
When I went into the craft room today I had no idea what I was going to do with the Collage Tissue this time. So after a few minutes of thinking (okay, 45 minutes and I walked in and out of the room about 27 times) I got out some 7gypsies book covers and found this embossed one, called Art Nouveau. That book cover was the catalyst for the rest of today's Collage Tissue project.
1. Paint the center circle of the book cover with Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium, making sure to paint all the way to the black embossed edge and not over it. NOTE: Work quickly to avoid the matte medium from drying before the next step.
Collage Tissue - Life, over the circle. Press down with the palm of your hand to adhere. You can use a brayer, but be sure the the brayer is free of any stickiness so as not to rip the paper since at this stage the Tissue is very delicate. Let the Tissue dry (you can use a heat gun, you know I did).
|you can see in after the top coat that the tissue becomes somewhat transparent.|
How new are they you ask? Well, they're so new they are not even on the market yet! So this part might be a little difficult since they will not be available till the end of the month. The corners were really made for the trays but can be used on anything as you will see here. They come in antique brass and silver. This is antique brass on the left. And on the right I sanded it a bit to bring out the raised portion.
no ink-jet printer copies), otherwise the ink will smear when you brush on the matte medium to seal it.
Alcohol Ink. So as you can see I used Current, Pool and Butterscotch to color the corner.
Distress Stain - Broken China (very random).
I picked up the ribbon, wiped up the excess from the craft mat with a towel then put it back down to dry (with the heat gun of course).
Here is the finished product.rings and some journal pages too. I almost forgot about the stamps paper tape. My favorite paper tape ever!
Now I just need to work on the inside!