Before I get to the stains, I cut a few pieces of Sticky Back canvas in natural, the size of the leaf I wanted to die cut (about 2 x 4").
Now what to do with them?
Remember, Distress Stains are reactive to water so the most important step is to heat set the leaf. I used a dry iron (no steam) and heat set it for 45 seconds or so...then I probably did it again for good measure. I tested this napkin under running water and rubbed it quite a bit. No color washed out, not even the thread was discolored.
Here is how you can do it...
Adhere the leaf to a piece of muslin and stitch the leaf down.
No need to be perfect...a little of the muslin showing is good. Just use your fingernail to fray it a bit.
This time, tie the leaf to a napkin with paper string. I also added a Seasonal muse token.
I used the mini baroque die to cut a piece of old book paper (inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink). I glued it to a District Market Notecard from the Merriment set. I tied the stem of the leaf with a bit of leftover Crinkle ribbon. Then glued the leaf to the card with a bit of glossy accents. Finally, I added the word "simplify" from the chitchat sticker book.
Love how that turned out.
NOTE: if you wanted to skip the stitching part of this one, just adhere the Sticky Back Canvas leaf directly to the book paper.
Be sure to pop by on Thursday for another tutorial using Sticky Back Canvas (and don't tell anyone...a giveaway).
Cheers for a good productive week...looking forward to experimenting with more distress stain colors, watching a new episode of Masterpiece Theater Upstairs Downstairs waiting for me on my DVR (such a great series), and a date night to see the new James Bond movie. It's gonna be a good week.