The Feathered Wings die is a Bigz L die, which means it is a 6 x 9" steel-rule die that can cut through chipboard, fabric, felt, leather, etc. I ran the die using plain chipboard to show you a few ideas:
The die cuts 10 pieces or 5 sets of wings for layering.
Fig. 1 - Ranger gold paint + Ground Espresso Distress Ink
Fig. 2 - Ranger Pearl Metallic paint + Ranger foil sheets (vintage colors)
This one is super simple - Metallic Kraft-Core (I LOVE this stuff). It is metallic on the front and kraft on the back. You can sand it to reveal the Kraft core for a distress look or leave as is.
Fig. 4 - Antique Linen Distress Glitter
I wanted to show here that even using the just the largest layer, the wings can still be stunning. The photo does not do this glitter texture justice.
Loving the new Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Dust that was released last week from Ranger. It really is the PERFECT color of glitter for Christmas.
Some hints to using the glitter: I always paint the chipboard before adding any type glitter. I also apply a thin layer of Glossy Accents with my fingertip to adhere the glitter (it's a great glue to keep everything in place).
The beauty of a steel rule die is it can cut many different thicknesses and textures - like fabric, felt or cotton batting. It might not be the first texture you think to cut but in the right project or card, the fabric wings could be just right.
Steampunk anyone? I had to try it! These came out even better than I thought they would.
now carry on,