Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Be STILL my SILVER Loving Heart

This week I am having a lot of fun and many frivolous moment with Silver Leaf and the many ways to adhere it to your projects... enter X-Press It Adhesives….

I started this little mixed media with Hazel and Ruby Grey Polka Tissue Paper, adhered to the X-Press It Canvas with TripleTac.  A mixture of Texture Paste and Paint is then strategically placed using plastic stencils:

I LOVE Silver Leaf, it really adds an authentic wash of silver to our little patches of creativity and X-Press It Adhesives are the perfect way to mix up the application of this great product:

Let drops of Clear Gel Glue semi-dry, and brush Silver Leaf across their surface, for little raised bumped of silver loveliness:

Strips of Silver Leaf are added to the skirt pieces with X-Press It 3mm Double Sided Tape, the tape takes a bold impression of the Silver Leaf, a totally different finish to that achieved with the Clear Gel Glue:

The dress form on this piece has an extra little piece of Hazel & Ruby Tissue Paper adhered with TripleTac Glue.  I added a touch of red paint to white Gesso to give the chipboard a bit of colour, prior to adhering the tissue atop, this gave the text on the tissue more definition as it would be muted if adhereing direct to grey chipboard:

I have also taken bolder statements of Silver Leaf to the background, this was achieved with X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, cutting these makes for even application of the adhesive:

Silver is the best finishing touch, and it is made super easy to apply with X-Press It adhesives, use what you have in your stash and give this great product a go, you won't be disappointed with the pep it puts in your step!

Here are the X-Press It Products I used in today's project:
X-Press It TripleTac Glue
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
X-Press It 3mm Double Sided Tape
X-Press It Canvas
Hazel and Ruby Grey Polka Dot and Text Tissue Paper
Chroma Texture Paste
Jo Sonja White Gesso
Atelier Paint
Silver Leaf

I am sure I will be finding little slivers of Silver Leaf around my house for some time to come, but that's half the fun of it all.... Enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sticky Barc Cards

Hello crafty people! It's Teresa here, and I'm excited to bring you a couple of cards I made using the amazing Sticky Barc.

This amazing product is really actual wood! It's sliced extra thin, making it flexible and easy to cut with any die. It also loves being coloured and today I've used Copic markers. Being translucent, the natural wood grain pattern still shows through.

Here's the first card:

 First of all, I cut a piece of White Birch Sticky Barc to 7.5 x 9.5 cm and die cut the silhouette and wreath from it:

Next I coloured the individual parts with a different Earth tone Copic marker. I left the silhouette shape uncoloured for contrast:

I assembled the card using some double sided tape to adhere Hazel and Ruby Crazy for Chevy wrapping paper for the card front. Adding the Sticky Barc to the card was a simple matter of removing the backing paper - this stuff is also adhesive! I wanted to create a parquetry effect, so I added a couple of coats of Tripletac for shine:

The sentiment at the bottom is some of the Colourbock Quotes Fat Roll Washi Tape stuck on some cardstock and attached to the card with foam tape.

Being so flexible, I wanted to see how Sticky Barc would cope with being embossed. Lovely! Here it is cut out with a feather die. I coloured one feather with a Copic marker and sponged some Distress Ink on the other to bring out the detail.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've seen what a wonderful product Sticky Barc is. I look forward to using it to add the on trend wood veneer look to many more projects.

Products I've used today:
Sticky Barc
Copic markers
Hazel and Ruby Crazy for Chevy wrapping paper
Foam tape
Colourbock Quotes Fat Roll Washi Tape 

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