supplies: tissue wrap (composer/terminology), fractured dolls, adornments (classic/seasonal), accoutrements (fanciful), baubles, trinket pins, trimmings, jump rings, grungboard, tiny attacher, design ruler, drill punch, sanding grip; glue n’ seal (matte), distress stain (picket fence/weathered wood), distress stickles (rock candy), glossy accents, craft sheet, heat tool, paint dabber (cloudy blue/snow cap), distress ink (walnut stain), ink blending tool, metal foil tape (6″x12″), stickles (platinum), perfect pearls mist (pearl), #8 manila tags; dies (artful dwellings/vintage market/vintage lace/festive greenery), die pick; kraft core; scissors, distresser; tinsel, glue gun, tulle *craft iron/optional
*steps for prepping the box of tissue wrap:
now…on with the tag!
step 9: flatten and dry glued tissue with hot craft iron. this will press the tissue wrap flat, but with wrinkles for an awesome textured background. trim excess tissue from around tag. *note: if you don’t want to use an iron, just set a book or something on it to flatten and allow to dry.
*steps for making tissue flower:
*steps for making faux dresden paper:
step 1: if you love the look of vintage dresden paper (also known as german scrap) then you’ll love this technique too. begin by placing a sheet of 6″x12″ metal foil tape on to a strip of glossy cardstock or any other heavy weight cardstock.
step 3: die cut one strip using the vintage lace die, and one strip using the vintage market die. the other strip is just extra for another time. *note: check out how the pressure of the machine wrinkles up the foil creating a faux dresden paper texture.
step 4: now another favorite die of mine is this vintage lace die, but you must know this…it’s a labor of love. why? because no matter what type of paper or cardstock you cut with it, since it’s by far one of the most intricate dies i’ve seen, you must take the time to poke out each little opening with a die pick. trust me, it’s worth the time though…
step 5: another cool thing i wanted to point out about this die is the fact that it cuts 7 different decorative vintage lace trims. see why it’s a favorite of mine? these trims will certainly go a long way on many vintage projects. *note: of course remember since it’s metal foil tape, you could alcohol ink or paint it to alter the color, but i just love the silver.
*back to the tag…
step 21: adhere dwelling to tag. *note: for adhesive on this tag, i mainly used my glue gun because i am inpatient. you can use other adhesives like glossy accents, but they will take a while to dry on the tissue wrap.
step 29: a cool trick i learned from the creative team at sizzix was creating drop-shadows on any die cut letters simply by off-setting them slightly with a contrasting cardstock color. i think this is a great way to get your letters to “pop” off your project.
step 34: i just can’t seem to get enough of this “festive greenery” die this year. another cool tip i learned from the creative team at sizzix is that when you use a decorative strip die over and over (like i seem to do), sometimes your paper will start sticking in the die especially on detailed dies. the trick to keep that from happening is to apply a piece of clear packing tape right on the face of the die and run it through your die cut machine. this of course will be permanent and gives a slick surface to your die now so the paper pieces no longer stick in the die – genius i tell you…
step 40: apply platinum stickles to the outside edge of the tag and let dry. *note: if you’re like me and have trouble spacing out dots on things, i simply place my design ruler along the edge of the tag and use it as a guide – works every time!
the details: i definitely love using these fractured dolls on my projects. some may find them weird, but i think they are such nostalgic treasures. i also like adorning them to create the ultimate shabby goodness…
the details: no doubt the metal foil tape has had many uses for during the 12 tags, but creating this faux dresden paper has to be at the top of my list. i just love the wrinkled effect the dies give the foil tape too…
another fun idea for tissue wrap is creating a fringed pom and here’s how:
step 3: using a pair of fringe scissors begin snipping the tissue from the open edge – not on the fold. *note: if you don’t have a pair of these, they are a must! you can get them here…
other ideas: there are so many different ideas using tissue wrap. of course, gift wrap would be a great use and most likely what i’ll be using on some of my smaller gifts. what about ornaments though? i thought these were simple to do and look so cool when they were finished (which took no time at all). just start with clear glass ornaments, crumple up the tissue wrap and roll it into a coil and feed it into the opening of the ornament. use the end of a pencil to fluff the tissue back up inside the ornament. *note: these are larger glass ornaments, so if you were using the standard small size, i would suggest using smaller strips of tissue wrap…
then i went shopping at one of my local craft stores when i found this paper mache ornament and i had this idea to create something out of it. with so many ideas for tissue wrap spinning around in my head i knew i needed a little help, so….
are you ready for this???
yes…mario is now a crafter! he “gladly” offered to help me out collaging the tissue wrap on to this paper mache ornament using multi-medium. after a couple of layers of both tissue wraps, one final coat of multi-medium and a sprinkling of glitter he was finished…
but i wasn’t…i created a cool funky bow (ala margie) by gathering some tissue wrap and tulle, wired around the center, and adhered it to the top of the ornament with a glue gun. i added some festive greenery pieces and some of my adornments along with that fringe pom – fun creation for a $1 purchase don’t you think?
whew! so many ideas for tissue wrap, it’s just the coolest stuff to create with…t!m