Hi everyone, Christina here with a tutorial on how to create a
'faux stitching' mixed media tag.
Choose your favourite pattern paper, using a 1" square punch, punch out various pieces of the paper to fit an number 8 tag and adhere. Take a paper piercing tool and poke holes through the edges of the squares. Draw random squiggly lines in black and white markers to give the illusion of thread. To give the background more dimension, apply a Tim Holtz distress crayon in Old paper around the squares and rub with your fingers to smudge it.(Hint) use a baby or alcohol wipe to remove some excess crayon for a more subtle look.
To create the layered snowflake, I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die layered snowflake with the embossing folder, Ranger foil sheets and ran them both through the Vagabond. Next, I coloured the snowflake with alcohol inks in Latte and Blue and added a Tim Holtz idea-ology word token 'frosty' in the centre. Using a distress crayon in Picket fence, rub it into the word token.
For an added touch, I coloured Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon in distress oxides - Iced spruce and Broken china, with a spritz of water, then heat set them. Next attach Tim Holtz clasp and bell to the ribbon.
I hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial. Feeling the Summer heat.... sit back, relax and 'stay frosty'!
Thanks so much for stopping by,