Day 7 of Tim's Tags. I enjoyed using the Glassine and will try some of his other uses for this paper, like printing with an ink jet printer, stamping applied Distress Stains Pumice Stone & Antique Linen, misted my tag and swiped it thru the liquid, dropped droplets of water and dried. Stamped the background stamps (Impression Obsession CAC Crackle bkgr'd & Cornish Heritage Farms "Music bkgr'd) using Distress Gathered Twigs and rolling my stamp so it fades in and out - another Distress type of look. Distressed the edges with the distresser and sponged Frayed Burlap around the edges.
Applied alcohol inks and blender onto my felt (Gold Mixative, Citrus, Mushroom & Lettuce) and pounced onto the Glassine. Dried with heat gun until I noticed a "wet" look which means the coating on the glassine has "fixed" my inks onto the glassine. Only takes a couple seconds. Scrunched up the paper several times to get good cracks, cut out the holly leaves and sponged a touch of Festive Berries around the edges and Gathered Twigs on the cracks. Edged each leaf with Krylon Gold leafing pen.
Die cut the Twig branches from Grungeboard, painted them with gold acrylic paint, when dry edged with the Gathered Twigs and a touch of Black Soot. Used Aleene's "True Snow" along the edges and then added some Stickles Picket Fence. Let dry.
Broke apart one of my necklaces (I only have about a hundred...) and put three large pearls into a plastic baggie, added a touch of Red Pepper alcohol ink, sealed the baggie and colored my pearls. Dropped them out of the baggie and let dry.
I don't have the beautiful stamp that Tim used so improvised using various alphabet stamps and stamping one letter at a time, so I could really get the letters close together. Used Versafine Black Onyx and embossed with black embossing powder on Kraft colored cardstock. Cut around it leaving a nice margin then used a small circle punch to make the inverted scallops that mimic the holly leaves. Sponged the Gathered Twigs, then added some Festive berries. Adhered it to tag and added the medium sized gold half pearls.
Adhered all the twig branches and holly leaves with Glossy Accents. Tied a knot in my woven ribbon, added two sizes of red Ric Rac and some gold bead string, tied it all together with some wire and attached it to tag. Put a couple staples in the beaded string. Adhered my large pearls. Tied a white/gold string to hang it.
And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Challenge #96 Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge #171 make your own DP bkgr'd
Kaboodle Doodles #96 colors of Xmas
Creative Card Crew Tis the season
Papertake Weekly Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #77 Celebrate the season
Belli Challenge #132 Winter & Christmas
Penny's Challenge #68 Merry Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge #42 Winter/Holiday sentiment