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Wednesday 18 January 2012

my third proud piece as visiting artist for gingersnap, it's a wrap!!

Well hey the bloggers,
Here I am again with my third and sadly penultimate piece as visiting artist for
gingersnap creations.This time the challenge was to use some favourite papers, if you stop by here often you will realise my favourite is White,that I can colour myself...but my new found all time fab favourite has to be the one and only Tim's tissue wrap. it is amazing!!!I love love love it!!! So here is my piece a fully functioning pen box:
I started with a blank pen/pencil box which I painted with neutral paint and then covered using fab tissue wrap...this stuff is so fab and so versatile, love it!!!So I covered the pencil box in multi medium and applied pre cut pieces of tissue wrap to cover sides, back, base top etc I then set aside to give the multi medium plenty of time to dry.
Once dry I stamped stampotique splatter randomly using black soot DI.
The flower was made by covering grungepaper in tissue wrap, stamping out flower from The Artistic Stamper flower forms set, inking with black soot and pumice distress inks, I then shaped and dipped into wax in my melt pot, when dry I then spritzed with perfect pearls, and blasted with my heat gun...this catches some of the mica in the wax,then leave to cool.To finish the flower I added a fab idea-ology Tim button, a new pressie from Santa!
The letters are grungeboard, inked and spritzed. I added some pens nibs, a little Tim bottle , which I added a few drops of black alcohol ink into, and a type charm with some old book text in.

Hope you like what I have done with my favourite paper, make sure you pop over to gingersnap creations to see the fab DT work and why not pop an entry in yourselves!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
anything but a card @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/
something new @ http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/
metal@ http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

See post underneath for woyww#137 and the finish of those grungepaper  roses!
Have a great inky day
hugs trace x


  1. This is really so very crafty and stunning! I also love the flower and all that liuttle details you have add. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  2. Wow love it, so creative. I can see why you are proud, as you should be. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck, Hugz Suzanne

  3. Awesome Trace! Fabulous idea! Great details! I love the tissue tape too!


  4. What a fab project, Trace. Love all the little eclectic pieces you've added! x

  5. Love all the elements on your box, the flower is stunning! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sister's!!

  6. Loving your wonderful pencil box, x

  7. Very cool pencil box! I love your design. Your flower is amazing! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  8. How clever you are! TFS the step by step. Love the flower techniques something new for me to try!

  9. Fabulous pencil box Trace, love your flower and embellishments. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  10. I love this! The flower is fab, and I love the shimmery silver colours. x

  11. What a great idea. Love the way you did it. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters challenge blog. Olivia

  12. Love what you done with the tissue wrap.. I did look for it in my local scrap shop but they only had the bigger print version not the print one... I'll keep looking!!

  13. The tone on tone colour scheme is fabulous! Really like this! xx

  14. Ooooh, I love your box! All the toppings are so cool, and I am a huge fan of Tim's tissue paper. Love what you've done here.

  15. What fab creation i must get some of this tissue paper as love the tape he has.Love all the added extra embellishments just gorgeous`!

  16. This is gorgeous Trace! x

  17. Gorgeous!!!! What a great project!!! Love the antique look! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !


    Tammy, LIIU DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx


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