The leaf I didn't use in Fridays card project for the Tim Holtz Media team.
So I'm back to day with a project using it (you know I couldn't just leave it on my desk right?).
1. Paint the frame with 2 coats of Gathered Twigs Distress Stain.
2. After stain is dry, add a layer of Distress Crackle - rock candy and let that dry at least 45 minutes depending on thickness of the crackle.
3. Once crackle finish is dry, add a thin layer of Evergreen Bough Distress paint over the top of the crackle and rub over the surface with fingers.
4. Once Distress paint is dry you can add Distress Ink to the edges.
Today I'm using a 6 x 7" board my husband cut for me a long time ago. Seemed perfect for the project today. If you don't have a board you can use heavy weight chipboard or a canvas.
Bear with me, this has many layers that come in this order. I dried each medium between layers.
Evergreen Bough and Brushed Coruroy
Nice coat of Media White Gesso. I was using an old brush so it made drag lines in the gesso...you won't see it in the end but still, I should take better care of my big brushes!
Next up Picket Fence for some highlights.
I also added a long strip of Linen Ribbon around the board. I cut the Linen ribbon so the ends were long enough to create extra loops by tucking them under (see below).
NOTE: You can see how thin the Linen Ribbon is by looking at the piece that is wrapped around the board, then how full you can make the bow by just pulling across the weave to stretch it out.
Add the Postage Stamp Frame over the Linen Ribbon with thin foam tape so it is raised up, off the board.
now carry on...