Happy Monday, friends, thanks for stopping by! I hope you all had an awesome weekend and that you're ready to play along with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where our theme this week is, Explore The World. For my project, I created a mixed media panel in rich colors of blue and brown. I hope you enjoy seeing how I created some of the elements for my project and that you join us this week for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Simon's amazing store.
Here is my, Explore the World, completed 8" x 6" mixed media panel.
I started by inking the balloon image from the Tim Holtz Remnants stamp set on a 6 1/4" x 4" piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock with Versamark embossing ink. I then sprinkled Ranger black embossing powder over my image and heat that with a heat tool to set the image on the paper.
To add some texture to my card stock, I distressed the surface around the image with a Tonic Craft Scratcher tool.
Here is a close-up of the texture after using the scratcher tool. When applying ink to the surface the deeper crevices will collect more ink leaving a nice distressed pattern behind.
I add Tumbled Glass and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink using a mini ink blending tool along the top and middle of the image. Along the bottom, I wanted a different look other than blended, so I sprayed Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain to get a splattered look.
I distressed the edges with the Tonic Paper Distresser and inked the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.
To further distress my piece, I add more scratches with the Tonic Craft Scratcher Tool.
Next, I cut a 5 1/4" x 3" piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock and embossed one of the background images from the Tim Holtz Remnants stamp set using Versamark embossing ink and Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. After setting that with a heat tool, I went over the embossed image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I set that aside and began working on my base panel.
I cut a 6" x 8" piece of white chipboard and stenciled on the Tim Holtz Speckles layering stencil using Studio 490 White Embossing Paste. I let that completely air dry.
After the embossing paste was completely dry, I sprayed Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber in random areas on my panel and set that aside to completely dry.
After all my panels are completely dry, I assemble them together using 3D foam tape. I set that aside and begin working on the flower for my panel.
I created the flower on my piece using Spellbinder's Tammy Tutterow Pinwheel Posies and cut out the largest flower die from crinoline fabric. For the yellow petals, I diluted Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stain with water on a craft mat and gently ran the petals through the ink picking up more ink in some areas than others. I did the same with the blue petals using a diluted mixture of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain and water. I dried them with a heat tool as I crumpled them in my hand. Be careful not to burn your hand!
To assemble my flower, I alternated the yellow and blue petals adhering them with fabric glue. Be sure to offset the petals as you assemble the flower. Below is the process of adding one petal after the other and you can see the flower taking shape.
For the center of my flower, I drop a piece of hot glue in the center of a blue petal.
While the glue is still hot, (be careful), pinch the middle center of the petal with your fingers to form a small flower.
Using hot glue, adhere the small flower you just created to the center of your flower base. Viola! You have a beautiful pom pom like flower.
I finished my panel by adding the word, Explore using the Tim Holtz Alphanumeric 3/4" thinlits dies. I cut them out of manila card stock and inked the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I inked the edges of my base panel with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and began adding the other elements to my panel. I created a stick pin using Idea-ology Memo-Pins along with one of the Spellbinder's Tammy Tutterow Shortie Tabs and added a sentiment from Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers to the tab. I added a small piece of Tim Holtz Symphony tissue tape to the bottom of the balloon panel. I used burlap twine to add the globe from the Idea-ology Souvenir Adornments set and a Tim Holtz Word Band wrapping that around my entire panel. I adhered the flower to my panel, stuck the stick pin into the flower and called this piece done.
I hoped you enjoyed seeing the process I used to create my Explore The World mixed media panel. Please join us in all the fun and add your project to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to their amazing store.
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