Friday 5 September 2014

There's a new Take It Make It challenge ...... grab the tissues!

Good morning ....... Happy Friday!

It's the first Friday of the month, and that means there's a brand new issue of Craft Stamper out today - yeah!!
And, if there's a new magazine ........ then there's a brand new Take It Make It Blog challenge too!

Thanks to everyone that played along last month .... as always we had some fab entries. It was interesting to see what all your favourite techniques were.

This month the challenge is all about ......

Stamping on Tissue

This is a great technique to use to decorate items, especially things curved.  By stamping onto the tissue paper first, you can then place your images exactly where you want them ...... following the curves, or even round corners ....... and the stamped image will remain crisp and clear.  Not always easy to achieve when stamping directly onto some surfaces.

I actually used man size tissues for my project .... nothing fancy just everyday white tissues, a great alternative if you haven't got any white tissue paper

I stamped the images onto the tissues using Versafine inks ...... Imperial Purple for Jane, and Onyx Black for the Vintage Flourish (both of these stamps are from IndigoBlu)

I painted an MDF heart with a coat of IndigoBlu's white GeeSso Good,  then added a coat of Pantry White English Cottage Acrylic Paint.

I carefully tore around the stamped images and then split the tissues down to just one ply ..... you don't need to be too accurate with the tearing, the tissue around the edges will disappear once it's been applied to the MDF.

Decide where you want your images and cover the area with a wet adhesive.  I used IndigoBlu's Slap It On, but you can use Mod Podge, PVA, or gel medium ... whatever suits you.
Lay your stamped image onto the adhesive, gently smoothing out the creases.  Don't overwork it, remember it's tissue paper, and it's wet, so it will tear.
Once the image is down, apply another layer of adhesive over the top to seal the tissue, and leave to dry.

Once it's all dry you can then add colour to the images if you like.  Mine don't really need extra colour however I did add a touch of Distress ink (Worn Lipstick) to her cheeks and lips

I then added more colour around the edges using Dusty Concord Distress, and filled in the background using the small Script stamp from Sarah's Choice

I did more of the same to the back of the heart ...... the Vintage Flourish stamped onto tissue and applied to the painted MDF heart as before.  Coloured around the edge using Dusty Concord and then stamped over the background using the Script

I finished off by adding a few highlights to the flourish using a Stardust Gel pen, and a couple of gemstones for a bit more sparkle.

I added some paper flowers to Jane's hair and a pretty organza ribbon to hang it by

Hope you like it.  Now it's your turn.

Still need more inspiration?  Check out the other great projects and ideas from the rest of the DT over on the Challenge Blog.

You have until September 24th to get your entries in, and the winner will be announced on Friday September  26th. Have fun .... and Good Luck!

I'm looking forward to the weekend.   Hopefully it's going to be a nice relaxing one, before things get a little crazy again next week.
Yes,  I'm off on my travels again first thing on Thursday, and as usual, before I board that plane, I've a shed load to do!  Better make a start then hadn't I!!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



Unknown said...

What a great tutorial and I love your finished project. Karen x

Deepti said...

What a great projects :) loved the tutorial and the elegance of this tag!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! I love it xxx

ElizabethR said...

That's beautiful Linda and she is such a pretty stamp. Elizabeth xxx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous Linda, she is so pretty...loving the heart! Enjoy your weekend missy and TRY and take it easy ;-) xxx

Redanne said...

Jane looks beautiful and I just adore the flourish and script - stunning. Hope you have a good trip! Anne xx

Jackie said...

Very innovative using a white tissue! Great project !