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Welcome to the official month of LOVE!
This is my DT project for Rhedd’s Creative Spirit for this month. It is always Anything Goes and you can create any form of altered art or 3D project. So come on and play along and do drop by to see the amazing works of the team.
I have always wondered about the colors of love, why should it always be red and black. I have played with Ms. Worn Lipstick and Mr. Peacock feathers for a change and I must admit their romance is pretty colorful.
Do you want to see…..
I have altered a “Mills and Boon” book for this project…perfect for the month, lol!
I also experimented with printing on tissue at home on a Ink Jet printer and being successful, would like to share the process with you.
Here we go…
I first adhered a tissue paper to the printer paper with washi tape and inserted it onto the printer as always.
I then compiled a set of pics to be printed on one page, here are some lovely vintage pics from We Love Vintage Challenge Blog…just my type!
And once I gave the “print” command…out comes the lovely print on the tissue paper. Oooo…I just love it…I carefully removed the backing and it was ready to hit my project.
Hope that was helpful for you.
Now to the main project…
I knew it was going to be vintage and with the main colors in mind, I added a few more supportive colors for the tags. I din’t want to restrict my valentine project to just a couple, and so I have a sister, brother, father or friend images for the tag.
The tags are Joy crafts die cuts and I colored them typical Tim style by applying inks on the craft mat, sprit zing water and swooshing the tag to get lovely patters. Than a little water flick and I just loved the impact. I then did some bg stamping using brown archival ink and the base of the tags were to be altered.
For the front of the tag, I stuck the tissue print of images and some TH quotes with gel medium. At the back of each tag, I stamped the months so that I can jot down things to be done for that month! The functional part you see…lol!
The ornate top of the tag was heat embossed in gold and my tags were ready to be displayed in style!
I then folded the pages of the book and then inked in worn lipstick and edged with vintage photo and some peacock feathers too…after all its their romance right???
A gilding of gold on the page folds on the top, gave it a royal touch and the tag stand was ready.
I covered the book using some lovely PP from K& Co and started working on the front and back display mats. Swished out some home made texture paste to it and added gold color and glitter to the paste and created hearts using TH stencil.
I love the subtle glitter of the gold, I have to thank Pamellia of ‘My Little Craft Things” for introducing this formula. Thanks buddy…this is a hit.
Roses, had to be there and so made them with TH tattered florals die and inked them too and placed them on the font and back until I liked them.
Here is the front side…
To add some more dimension, I placed the flowers on a bed of coconut coir( I love it) and added some leaves, a twine bow and a golden flourish! I plaited 3 strands of twine and knotted the ends to form tassels. I then inked it with peacock feathers and rubbed inks gold a on the tassels and made a bow. I think it's a little beauty out there!
The corners have ornate book corners colored with alcohol inks and look at those lovely butterflies hovering. I cut them out from the Mariposa paper pack, inked the edges, applied rock candy distress crackle paint and then rubbed in Inka gold on the cracks!
This is the back display..
A few tags are casually placed on the mat here.
That brings us to the end of the romantic journey and I am eagerly waiting to hear from you and to also see what you have created for this challenge.
I would like to link my altered book in the following challenges…
A VintageJourney – Love is in the air
ArtistTrading Post – Flower power
Craftysentiments – Gold and other colors , Love/ Valentine
Wags’N’WhiskersChallenge Blog – Hearts
SOS- Love me do
My SheriCrafts- Valentine
Bunny Zoe’sCrafts – heart
Frillie andFunkie – Valen Twine
Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.