Hello everyone! I have a Sizzix tutorial to share with you today, using the lovely new Angelic die by Tim Holtz.
I wanted to make a light and soft looking tag, using different materials and textures for the angel. It was also fun making the snow at the top, and the double embossed background. When I first saw the Candlelight die, I thought the drips would look great like snow. Let's start.
Paint two pieces of grungeboard, or one larger piece (I used leftovers) with gesso. This gives us a white surface to work on.
Die cut the Angelic and two sets of drops from the Candlelight die.
Die cut another three wings from vellum.
Emboss the wings in the Snowfall folder.
Smear Texture Paste on the part of the angel which will be the dress, covering up the stapled vellum. Sprinkle with Rock Candy Glitter. The glitter sticks to the paste.
Use VersaMarker to apply embossing ink to the trumpet, sprinkle with silver powder and melt with a heat gun, taking care not to burn yourself or the texture paste. I hadn't yet attached the cheesecloth because the embossing powder would easily get stuck in that.
Emboss a manila tag in the Greens folder, using this sandwich: Multi Purpose Platform Tab 1, cutting pad, embossing folder with tag inside, second cutting pad.
This is a lovely embossing folder, and I thought it fit well with the soft theme of the tag.
White-wash the tag with gesso.
Ink the tag softly with French Ultramarine and Potting Soil Archival Ink, using a round ink blending tool. We are using Archival Ink instead of Distress Ink, because Archival Ink is permanent and won't bleed in the next step.
Coat the whole tag with embossing ink using Ranger's Emboss It Dabber. Cover with clear UTEE and pour the leftovers back in the jar. Melt with a heat gun. Don't touch the melted powder since it is extremely hot. This create a lovely glossy tag with a soft textured background.
Coat the snow drops with Texture Paste and cover with Rock Candy glitter, same as with the angel's dress. This creates the effect of very real looking glittering snow.
Glue the snow drops at the top of the tag and smear some more Texture Paste at the very top to cover the joints. Sprinkle with more Rock Candy.
Dye a piece of crinkle ribbon with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and tie it around the base of the tag. Also add a piece of tinsel.
Glue the cheesecloth to the angel, but only at the top, let it fall freely at the bottom so that you can still see the glitter underneath.
The mixture of silver embossing, texture paste, glitter, cheesecloth and embossed vellum makes the angle look interesting.
It is hard to photograph the dry and heat embossed background of the tag, it is a really cool effect.
Thank you so much for looking!!
Have a great weekend!!
Surfaces: Ranger Manila Tag; Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Grungeboard; vellum; cheesecloth
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Potting Soil, French Ultramarine; Distress Ink: Gathering Twigs, Tumbled Glass; Emboss It Dabber; Tsukineko VersaMarker
Embossing powder: Ranger: Silver, Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Glitter: Ranger Distress Glitter Rock Candy
Paint: Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap
Medium: Ranger: Texture Paste, Dina Wakley Gesso
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers, Crinkle Ribbon, Silver Tinsel Twine