Anyway, back to the project at hand. Just cut out the image you want to use from the collage tissue. It does not have to be precise at all.
Set aside for now.
I decided on vintage music because I wanted to see how the silicone would work on the old paper. Squeeze the clear silicone onto the music paper and smooth out a thin layer with a craft scraper (or an old credit card) until all the paper is coated.
I did not experience any bubbling because the silicone is not water based. So far so good.
Still no bubbling.
As you smooth it out, the background of the tissue just disappears into the vintage paper like magic.
Set aside to dry...go do some Christmas shopping or start your holiday baking. Something to leave it alone to dry.
Now what to do with the images? I contemplated putting the chair in a frame and checking the DONE box on my list (it looked that good). Or I could make 10 of each into Christmas ornaments for my tree. No time for that today.
NOTE: that should be the type of project one starts in July.
So today, I'm going to make some gift tags for a box that is going out Monday. Perfect.
I used my computer to create some different size oval shapes and printed them on cardstock. I cut out the oval to use as a shape template for my gift tags.
I loved the way this turned out. It really looks like the chair is actually printed on the old paper.
Now, can you see why I thought these would make great ornaments for the tree? You could have all the different chairs made into ornaments, mixed with shiny bulbs.
Some tips to keep in mind when using silicone:
- It must be clear silicone, not clear caulk. Just make sure it says clear silicone on the label.
- Silicone and glitter do not mix. Like oil and water, take my word for it.
- Be sure you are okay with having a bit of a rubbery feel to your surface. Otherwise, use Multi-medium.
- If you want to use stamps or ink on the paper, you must do it before you add the silicone.