i always love the timeless vintage style of media team tammy tutterow. her ability to infuse textiles reminiscent of old millinery has always inspired me. the mix of shabby colors and a touch of nostalgic sparkle combined with assorted ephemera is tammy’s classic style. i love the variety of products she uses to create such a beautiful masterpiece that are sure to inspire your curiosities too… t!m
I love making little dimensional projects that I can use to decorate my home and to give as gifts. I love using Burlap Panels as the base of these projects. They are so easy to alter! I created this one as a birthday gift for my mom. I love how soft and feminine it is!
- Surfaces: Idea-ology 4×6 Burlap Panel; Eclectic Elements Dictionary Neutral; manila cardstock
- Layering Stencil: Stripes THS004
- Dies: Lattice Frameworks, Mini Tattered Florals, Base Tray
- Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Broken China
- Distress Stain: Peeled Paint, Broken China
- Distress Paint: Bundled Sage
- Distress Glitter: Shabby Shutters
- Alcohol Ink: Sunshine Yellow
- Mediums: Dina Wakely Media Gesso
- Embellishments: Idea-ology Botanical Remnant Rubs, Vial Labels, Expedition and Thrift Shop Ephemera, Gem Clips, Mini Cabinet Cards, Paper String, and Crinkle Ribbon
- Tools: Craft Sheet, Heat Tool, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Sanding Grip, Tiny Attacher, Die Pick, Mister, palette knife, Cut & Dry Foam, Vagabond; needle and thread
Use a palette knife to spread white gesso over the front and sides of a 4×6 burlap panel. Apply enough gesso to fill in the grooves of the burlap and a nice thin coating over the surface. Set the panel aside to allow the gesso to dry.
Cut a strip of manila cardstock as wide as a Frameworks die and twice as long. Fold the strip in half.
Place the fold of the manila strip to that it lies on the design on the die as shown.
Die cutting on a fold will allow you to cut a longer continuous strip. The key is to keep the fold inside the last cut line in the design.
Sponge Bundled Sage Distress Ink over the die cut. I used a square of Cut & Dry Foam to smooth the paint out for a nice even coat.
Sprinkle Shabby Shutters Distress Glitter onto the die cut into the wet paint. The paint will adhere the glitter when it is dry.
Dry the paint with a heat tool.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the die cut.
Die cut 9 fabric flowers from Eclectic Elements Dictionary Neutral using the Mini Tattered Florals die.
Tip: This is a great use for your small fabric scraps!
Mist the fabric flowers with water and Broken China Distress Stain placed in a mister bottle.
Toss 1 yard of Crinkle Ribbon in the excess water and stain.
Wring the excess moisture from ribbon and flowers using a dry cloth.
Tap over the ribbon and flowers with an ink blending tool inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add aging. Dry the ribbon and flowers with a heat tool.
Straighten and trip the ends of three Gem Clips.
Drip one drop of Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Ink on each of the gems.
Stack three flowers together. Pierce a hole through the center. Place the trimmed Gem Clip through the center of the flower.
Use a needle and thread to wrap around the flowers under the gem to gather the petals and make them cup the gem. Secure with a simple stitch or two. Create three complete flowers.
When the gesso on the canvas is dry, mist it randomly with Peeled Paint Distress Stain placed in a mister bottle.
Blot the excess stain with a dry cloth. Dry with a heat tool.
Apply Broken China Distress Ink randomly to the surface of the canvas using an ink blending tool.
For a softer look, mist the surface with water. Blot the water with a dry cloth. The water lift some of the ink off of the gesso. It will also bring out the variations in the gesso showing places where it was applied thicker.
Place the Stripes Layering Stencil over the panel. Use an ink blending tool to pounce Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto the surface randomly through the stencil. Move the stencil around the surface to add random stripes. Use the ink blending tool to apply ink to the edges of the canvas also.
Place the die cut and a strip of ribbon over the front of the canvas. Fold the excess ribbon and die cut around to the back of the panel.
Use a Tiny Attacher to secure the die cut and ribbon to the back of the panel.
Place a piece of Paper String under the ribbon toward the bottom of the panel. (I untwisted mine to create thinner strands.)
Bundle the remaining ribbon for a bow.
Place the bundle of ribbon over the Paper String. Tie the Paper String over the bundle of ribbon. Fluff the ribbon to create a big fluffy bow.
Sand the edges of a Mini Cabinet Card to add age and to make it take ink on the edges.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the sanded edges of the Mini Cabinet Card. You can also add a bit of color if desired.
Place a piece of Ephemera inside the cabinet card. Slip the cabinet card under the ribbon. Use adhesive foam tape to secure the cabinet card to the panel.
Use an ink blending tool to color three of the diamond die cut from the Lattice Frameworks.
Adhere the diamonds with adhesive foam tape over any diamond openings that show on the front of the panel.
Place a die cut sentiment on a Vial Label. Adhere the label to a piece of Ephemera using a piece of adhesive foam tape.
Adhere the label/ephemera piece to a larger round ephemera piece using adhesive foam tape. Adhere the assembled layers with adhesive foam tape to the front of the cabinet card to the left of the bow.
Tear the ruler ephemera piece in half. Crinkle two ephemera tickets. Use an ink blending tool to ink the edges of all three.
Adhere the flowers around the bow.
Adhere the tickets and ruler under the flowers and ribbons using adhesive foam tape.
Add another rub-on sentiment on the panel on the upper right side.
By using two close colors of paint and glitter, the light application glitter is so subtle. It adds a really sweet shimmer peeking out from under the other elements.
Look at all of that dimension! I love the yellow of the gems peeking out from the flower centers. I wanted to create blue flowers with yellow centers as a version of Forget-Me-Nots.
Would you even imagine that you could create such a pastel background on the brown burlap panel surface? it is totally possible and simple to do too!
Isn’t it just so sweet? I really love the softness of it!
*be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the links below to purchase online…
(SSS=simon says stamp / IE=inspiration emporium)
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