Hi Roadies, Ronda here today. The holiday season is upon us and i have a few items to share with you today. I love this season not only for the love behind it but also because I get to create so many different items using of course lots of Maya Road products.
Let's start off with this peace tag. I started off this tag by using an embossing template to create the wood grain texture. Next I layered diluted mist in the background and then added stamp ink over top. I stitched in dark brown thread over the background. I layered old book paper over the background tearing & inking the edges. I cut the measuring tape trim with scalloped scissors and layered it under some gingham fabric tape.
To create the star, mix gesso & turquoise mist and paint the inside of the star bottle cap. Once it's dry, add a few splatters of the same mist. Dilute the turquoise mist and paint the wood snowflake. Add a pearl and attach it to the center of the star tin. Wrap the tomato twine around the star bottle cap a couple times and tie a bow to secure it in place. Glue the tin down on the tag. Coat the Peace Chipboard with gesso and then paint it with Dragon Fruit Pink Mist. Once it is dry, use a brown ink pad to give it an aged look. Punch tiny holes in the bottom and attach the small trinket beads using jump rings.
Lastly I want to show you my Christmas Album I used last year. The Scroll Edge Chipboard Binder is the perfect little album to capture all your memories. On the outside cover I painted a layer of gesso and then avocado green mist. I sanded the mist to give the cover a little more texture. I then stitched a grid pattern (yes thru the chipboard) and added in bits & pieces of patterned paper and embellishments to accent the cover. Chipboard letters make for an easy title. I personally like Dragon Fruit Pink as my Red. It's so bright & lively.
The interior pages are title pages on the left and large photos on the right. I love the scroll curve with my photos and wanted the pictures to tell most of my story.
I hope you are finding time to be creative during this season.