Week 6 of the Sizzix Blog Hop happens to overlap with Holidays Handmade week, so I've got a holiday gift tutorial for you using this week's chosen die: Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Brackets. Here's the image from the Sizzix website:
You can see that I received some fabric, some white cardstock, and even some clear vinyl pieces. I decided to work with the large white bracket pages. I needed four for my idea, but I only had two. If I had the die, I would have simply cut two more, instead I traced the ones I had and cut them out to add two more.
Set that aside to dry while we prep our canvas.
I'm working with a 12x12 canvas and a pile of book pages.
Once it's 100% dry, scoop up some gesso with a credit card.
Go ahead and create some ink splatters too.
Back to the four bracket pieces!
We are going to use a stencil (from The Crafter's Workshop), one of the large bracket shapes we prepped, and a small vinyl bracket shape. (If you don't have any vinyl, just use one cut from paper.)
Layer the three pieces together.
This is a technique from my DVD, Collage Fast & Furious.
Spray the bracket shape with Adirondack Color Wash in Butterscotch and spread the ink around with a wet brush. The color will sit in the crevices more intensely.
Once the spray ink is 100% dry (again, we need things not to get muddy here)...
Back to the canvas!
We want to dirty it up a little.
Repeating the credit card method from the initial prepping of the canvas, add some gesso to the canvas.
We're ready to bring the two parts together now!
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