Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Hello Friends,

I wanted to share a project I created with the new Distress Embossing Glazes.  This is a large Vignette Tray that I flipped over to use the back side.  I love using a Vignette Tray like this because it gives you a great surface to work on and makes the piece easy to hang after it is done.
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I started by gathering some supplies:
Patterned Paper - From the Abandoned Paper Stash
Worn Wallpaper
Mixed Media Heavystock - used as a plain sheet + the Organic Thinlit
Kraft-Stock - I used gold for the 3D Texture Folder Foundry
Organic Thinlit 
To prepare, I used TWO layers of Weathered Wood embossing glaze over Organic die cut, letting it cool between inking and glazing the second time.
3D Texture Folder Foundry
I used two layers of Hickory Smoke Embossing Glaze over the gold Kraft-Stock to give it a glass like finish.  Because I used a metallic paper coated with a slick finish (unlike the Distress Heavy stock above) you can get a little flaking on corners if you press on it hard like I did when adding Distress Crayon around the edges.  There are plenty of pieces that can be used as patches so if it flaked, I just changed it out.  No big deal - I liked the surface so much that I wasn't willing to change my path.
This piece is all about layering.  First the background, including the giant numbers that can be found in the new Layers Pack - Urban were added to the Vignette Tray with Collage Medium.  Then I moved on to the center collage.  
The boy (Found Relatives pack) and the pencil case were added first and then everything else was built up around them.  The long Pencil box (that the boy is glued to), the playing card and shift key came from the Baseboard pack - Junk Drawer.  They are thick pieces that can stand on their own.  The Butterfly is from Ephemera pack Field Notes and the metal Inventory Tag is from the new Factory Tags pack.  The words have been rubbed with Picket Fence Distress Crayon.
I added the Organic die cut over the Heavystock I colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to create contrast.
I also cut two of the Sizzix Mini Globes using the same Kraft Cardstock.  One I left gold and the other I added two layers of Hickory Smoke Distress Glaze.  There are two bingo chips hiding under that globe that raise it off the surface.  Bingo chips and foam squares are very important hidden items that really bring the piece to life with all the layers!

I have to mention the new Stitched Scraps! They are pieces of canvas, felt and linen that have been pre-sewn for you!  I added the eyelet to the end so I could add some string.  The Clippings sticker is from the NEW spiral bound book that we added 2+ pages of new phrases cut from old books (yes, they really are all found in books and cut out by hand).
Here you can see that the Organic die can be used anywhere.  I just cut a piece so that it looks like it is coming out from under the metal corner.  Using a Walnut Stain Crayon helps 'marry' the two pieces together.
You can also see one of the new Label Frames used.  I added paint and Alcohol Ink to age it (fyi: the rivets are already in place so you only have to glue it down!).
I also added Hickory Smoke Glaze over the Typography Letters HOME.  Easy to do and makes a great worn effect.
I just love that one little piece of glazed paper that appears to be holding the surfaces together.  It's a simple detail that just makes me happy.
 I also added some of the new Label Tape at the very end.  The package comes with a roll of letters and a roll of numbers.  Perfect for a lot of occasions.
This is one of my favorite pieces that I made for the Ranger Creativation booth.  I had so much fun with all the new products including the glazes.  I only used them on this project over solid things so the next one will be over patterns and text!  

I'll be back next week with another project, so until then...
carry on,


  1. The layering is exquisite and the details genius. Such an inspirational and educational piece! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  2. You do layering like nobody's business! This is stunning!