I just want to go on the record here…I am WAY out of my comfort zone with this project. I bought this TH Canvas and wanted to do a "Journey" project with it. My new fave technique is Embossing Paste with Stencils! This uses the Harlequin Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. There's beautiful distressing built right into the stencil. I tried to give you detailed photos and instructions and included a short video showing you so the project. Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy! 😀
The next photo is a sideview so you can see the texture and dimension. The Film Strip was adhered with Glue Dots so I could curve it. The edges were adhered to the canvas using Glue Dots or Staples.
- First, I put The Crafter's Workshop Harlequin Stencil over the Canvas and spread Embossing Paste over it. (Clean your stencil immediately) Allow to dry.
- Then, I sprayed Walnut Ink over the Embossing Paste. I used a rag to lift off some of the Ink in places so it wouldn't be quite so dark or uniform.
- A small piece of TH Kraft Cardstock was cut, distressed and inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
- The tag was created using the same technique I used for the Vintage Postcard – You can see the Tutorial HERE.
- Once the background of the tag was done, various stamps (map & script) were stamped over the top of it.
- I wanted to use the Idea-ology word band that said: "Enjoy The Journey" but it was silver and I needed it to be bronze so I first rubbed Evergreen Bough Distress Ink into the words and allowed to dry.
- Then, I applied Antique Bronze Distress Paint over the top of it and tapped it until I got the look I wanted. I smudged some of the Evergreen Bough in places as well.
- I cut out a photo from one of TH's papers.
- The photo was too white for the projects so I distressed the edges with a Distress Tool and sponged over them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- I used an Industrial Sticker and sponged over that with Vintage Photo Distress Ink as well.
- Crinkle Ribbon was dyed by spritzing it with water and running Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pads over the top, crinkling and then drying it with a Heat Tool.
- Idea-Ology Gears were attached to the tag using a Paper Piercing Tool and a Screw Brad.
- The gears were cut from Chipboard using the Gadget Gears Die.
- They were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then inked with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder.
- The Chipboard was then cut in half and adhered to the tag using Glue Dots.
- The Word Band was attached to the tag using fibers that are secured behind with Glue Dots.
- The Tag was distressed with a Distress tool and Inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
- A Mini Corner was attached to the bottom left corner of the tag and then it was hammered to distress it.
- A strip of leather was attached to the side of the tag with Sticky Strip.
- A scrap of printed Mulberry Paper was torn and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then attached to the canvas. The photo and stick were adhered on top.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read through all of this!
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