Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New things happening in my Etsy shop!

I know I've been gone for a while again. To be honest I've been playing. I've been making physical journals, and going to vintage stores to get some things to use in the making of those journals. I've also been learning how to make my own digital, printable journal items! It's fun!  So far it's been mostly learning the program I'm using, and hunting down public domain images that I can use. I'm trying to come up with a way to make my own vintage looking ads and labels also. Wish me luck!!
Here are the finished works I have done, that are available in my Etsy shop.


Friday, January 6, 2017

Ticket embellishments

Hi crafty friends! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!
I thought I would share with you how I made the tickets in the above banner tuck spot I've mocked up for a Valentine's Junk Journal I'm working on. This is super simple, and a very pretty way to add some color to plain tickets.
Step 1: Print and cut out your tickets, or use ready made. I only have a teal colored roll of tickets, so I printed these off. They are extra large on purpose. I wanted them that way. Finished cut out size is 1.5 inches wide by 3 inches long. I simply Googled  blank ticket and found this image.

Step 2: Using a glue stick I completely covered the cut out ticket with glue. I had to work fast, as glue stick glue dries fast.  I smoothed out the napkin as well as I could so there were no air bubbles. You can use any paper napkin, tissue paper or even a paper towel. (You have to separate the layers, and use the top layer, in order to get the best adhesion, and most transparent look.)  In the last picture I've included a mason jar cut out that has a green butterfly on it from one of our every day Wal-Mart brand paper towels. The sky is the limit!

Step 3: cut out your ticket. 

Step 4: Do any stamping and then seal with clear drying glue.

Step 5: Once your glue is completely dry ink around the edges. Here I did both sides using Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Vintage Photo.
That's it. See! I told you, it's super simple!! The lower picture is the finished product. You may have to lay your tickets under some heavy books for a day or so because they do tend to curl some. If you look at the very bottom picture, I show 2 mason jars cut from book pages, then covered in paper towel with a butterfly and a dragon fly. I did the word and heart stamping, but haven't had the time to finish up the inking around the edge. I think I might glue these to coffee dyed paper to make journaling tags.  So if you try these let me know how they turn out for you!


Happy Crafting everyone!