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!