This one uses the new burlap covered wood panel. Love that these panels are not just stretched burlap, but stretched over wood so that if I choose, I can gesso it, nail it or even stamp on it. It comes in 2 sizes, 4 x 6" and 6 x 8". I used the 6 x 8" panel for this particular project.
I chose an Instagram picture I took in New Zealand back in November. I drove out to the coast with the fabulous Nic Howard and her family for dinner. Would you believe this was the view from the restaurant? We got there about 30 minutes before sunset and the lighting was just perfect to snap a few shots before sitting down to enjoy a great meal. Anyway, I just treated each tile like a little story that only has meaning to me.
Eye tile: Enameled tags, Remnant Rubs-Elements and alcohol ink. Dyed cheesecloth background over Grundboard.
Hinge tile: Hinge (large), mini fasteners.
NZ tile of course stands for New Zealand. I thought the word "seek" was perfect and it fit that new little label!
The clock tile represents time spent in New Zealand and the Six tile is how many days I spent there.
Clock tile: Timepieces, Mini gears, Game spinner, Mini fasteners, Long Fastener (center).
Six tile: Label Letters, Alpha Parts: Numeric
Two of my favorite new releases can be found in this picture, the Locket Book and the Ring Fastener. Lets start with the Ring Fastener. It is hard to see in the picture, but it is the fluted circle and ring that is holding one of the new Tag Labels. I inserted the word FOUND (words and blanks come with the pack) and placed the epoxy over the top, then hung it from the jump ring.
Here I used it to hold a secret message inside.
NOTE: the Locket book comes with a paper fold out that has 5 sections. Here I created my own paper fold out with three sections and tissue tape.
The next three are pretty easy to decipher. The Journey tile is just remembrance of what it took to get to NZ. The Wishbone tile represents my wish to return someday and of course the last one is the year I went.
Wishbone tile: wishbones, vintage string, Claudine Helmuth studio paint: charcoal black (love this black paint as it is more often than not just one coat for great coverage)
Year tile: Distress Stain- Brushed Pewter, stamp background: SA Going Somewhere, Ink: Archival: Coffee, mini fasteners, Numbers: Grunge blocks.
Well, that's it. I guess that is two travel projects in a row now. I better change it up...lets see, next week lets test driving the new Distress paints (they just arrived today), so I will have a few days to play with them before I have to write up my test drive "report". You know with a test drive comes a giveaway so be sure to be watching early next week.
PS) I will add links for the new products once the product starts arriving in stores and become available.