festive mini burlap panels…

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comas the holiday season approaches the last weekend before the magic of christmas day, i wanted to share a simple festive gift idea that’s perfect for friends, neighbors, and holiday visitors.  these mini burlap panels are quick to make, and the perfect way to share the spirit of the season.  so even though your crafting time might be a little short right now, this tutorial will make efficient use of every minute of it.  i hope you’re enjoying this most wonderful time of the year – merry christmas…t!m

supplies:

  • surfaces: mini burlap panels, distress watercolor cardstock
  • distress ink: brushed corduroy, walnut stain
  • distress markers: festive berries, fired brick, peeled paint, mowed lawn, pine needles, wild honey, vintage photo, gathered twigs, walnut stain, pumice stone, picket fence
  • distress glitter: rock candy
  • archival ink: jet black
  • embellishments: jute string, tidings tokens, hinge clips
  • adhesives: foam tape, glossy accents
  • tools: craft sheet, waterbrush/detailer, distress marker spritzer, mini ink blending tool, heat tool, palette knife, texture paste
  • stamps: cms203 mini blueprints 7
  • layering stencil: ths021 speckles

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.combefore you begin, gather your supplies in one place as this will help make your creative time far more efficient.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comnext, choose your favorite mini blueprint stamp set to color and the speckle layering stencil.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 1: quarter cut a single sheet of distress watercolor cardstock to 2 1/8” x 2 3/4”.  one single sheet is perfect for all four mini burlap panels.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 2: place the speckles layering stencil on the mini burlap and apply a medium layer of texture paste using a palette knife.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 3: once covered, lift the stencil straight off and set it aside.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 4: immediately cover wet texture paste with rock candy distress glitter.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep5: remove excess glitter, place back in the jar, and allow the glittered texture paste to air dry.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 6: stamp a mini blueprint images on to either side of distress watercolor cardstock.  note: i prefer to stamp on the texture side since i like the way it watercolors, but either side will work.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 7: begin coloring part of the image with the brush nib of a distress marker.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 8: blend color using a detailer waterbrush by pulling color into the open areas.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 9: take a second tone of the color used (either lighter, brighter, or darker) and scribble it on to the craft sheet.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 10: pick up some of the color using the tip of the waterbrush.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 11: apply the second tone over the colored areas to blend and highlight.  note: the reason i color this way is to avoid coloring directly on to wet paper with the nib of the marker as it can “pill” the paper.  coloring wet on wet makes it easier to blend as well.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 12: color part of the berries with red distress marker.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 13: blend color using a detailer waterbrush by pulling color into the open areas.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 14: scribble pumice stone distress marker on to the craft sheet.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 15: pick up color from the craft sheet using a waterbrush and color over the blueprint lines and along a couple of edges of the image to create a simple drop shadow effect.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 16: make sure the entire image is dry, and tear the bottom edge of the watercolor cardstock.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 17: ink the edges with distress ink using an ink blending tool.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 18: drag a clean the waterbrush along the torn inked edge to wick the color into the paper giving it a “burnt” effect.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 19: using a clean waterbrush, lightly pull some of the inked edge color rot fill in select areas of the background – do not brush over the area you’ve already colored.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 20: lightly spritz over the background using a distress marker spritzer with a dark color (for a vintage effect), and picket fence (for a snowy effect).

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com*i love the effect of using both colors of markers – that snow is perfect!

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com*remember you can make several of these at once so when you’re in coloring mode – go for it!

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 21: apply two strips of foam tape to the back edges of your watercolor as shown.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 22: remove the paper liner from the foam tape and attach a hinge clip between the foam tape as shown.

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 23: apply glossy accents over the foam tape.  note: this step is important since we’re adhering this to a textured, glittered, fabric surface and the tape is just not sticky enough…

Festive Mini Burlap Panels by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 24: press and hold it on to the burlap panel, and wrap a piece of jute string around a few times and tie on a tidings token..finished!

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*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)

Mini Burlap Panels (SSS|IE)
Distress Watercolor Cardstock (IE|SSS)
CMS203 Mini Blueprints 7 (IE|SSS)
Speckles Layering Stencil (SSS|IE)
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink (IE|SSS)
Walnut Stain Distress Ink (IE|SSS)
Festive Berries  Marker (SSS|IE)
click here (SSS|IE)
Peeled Paint Distress Marker (IE|SSS)
Mowed Lawn Distress Marker (SSS|IE)
Pine Needles Distress Marker (SSS|IE)
Wild Honey Distress Marker (ie|sss)
Vintage Photo Distress Ink (SSS|IE)
Gathered Twigs Distress Marker (sss|ie)
Walnut Stain Distress Marker (SSS|IE)
Pumice Stone Distress Marker (IE|SSS)
Picket Fence Distress Marker (IE|SSS)
Rock Candy Distress Glitter (IE|SSS)
Jet Black Archival Pad (IE|SSS)
Jute String (SSS|IE)
Tidings Tokens (IE|SSS)
Hinge Clips (IE|SSS)
Texture Paste (sss|ie)
Ranger Black Adhesive Foam (IE|SSS)
Glossy Accents (IE|SSS)
Craft Sheet (IE|SSS)
Water Brush Detailer (IE|SSS)
Distress Marker Spritzer (SSS|IE)
Mini Ink Blending Tool (IE|SSS)
Heat Tool (IE|SSS)
Palette Knife (sss|ie)

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