Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Shrink plastic at Try it on Tuesday

Hi there
The new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday is Shrink plastic. So as it's a wild card week you can do anything; a card, altered project or as in my case, a tag.
I used a piece of textured paper cut with the alterations tag die to create my tag. I have a step by step tutorial on making the paper HERE if you want to have a go at making your own, it's great fun!
It is always difficult getting a nice stamped image onto textured surfaces so I stamped my image (I used Paperartsy Songbird) onto tissue paper in archival ink and adhered to the surface with matte multi medium. When it is dry you can still see all the textures but your image is nice and crisp!

I did do some extra stamping direct to the tag but they were patterns for added background interest so if a spot missed it was not too noticeable. I added a lace border to the bottom (Alterations vintage lace strip die - really lovely die!) I then cut a rosette out of stamped and coloured card.
I stamped the bird and the words onto white shrink plastic and heated to shrink. I added it to the rosette and attached to the tag.
The rest of the team has done some lovely things too so pop on over for loads of inspiration and to join in the fun!
Other than that I've not been up to too much crafting as I have been decorating on of the bedrooms but I have been doing some little bits for Saturday's craft fair
These little post it note folders, two using the same stamp set as for the tag

 and the other 3 using these gorgeous Katzelkraft stamps.

I like these covers as they are great to keep pads next to the phone or if you stick magnets to the back you can pop them onto the fridge.
Katzelkraft stamps are available direct from France HERE or in the UK they are sold exclusively at The Craft Barn.
Hope you all have a blessed and creative day.


jude said...

Atunning projects Neil love them all.Have only ever stamped on tissue when heating and adding to a candle,so i must try this as the stamped image looks great!

Helen said...

Like Jude, the only time I have stamped on tissue is for a candle. Love your tag, but the other projects are great too.

PatR said...

Great project Neil. Love your techniques. xx

Michelle said...

Fabulous Tag Neil and I love your pads. Like the idea of stamping on tissue to go over a crinkled background - gonna try that one out!
Enjoy your decorating
x Michelle