Monday, April 4, 2016

12 Tags of 2016- April


April Tag that isn't really a Tag it's the  Eileen Hull Passport Book.  

I was having a fire this weekend with my family and we were using birch wood.  I love that papery layer of bark.  I thought it would be perfect for my April Tag.

Using mat board to cut the passport book and inking with distress sprays before gluing down the pieces of birch paper... I mean bark!


 I don't have the Collage Kit yet so I used my crackle paste and started snipping for the watering can!


Carefully I used glossy accents.... waiting!  I cut one of the pages with corrugated cardboard and had some distress crayon fun!


So... I decided to see if I could print on Sizzix new Leather paper!  Yep, you can.


I added a bunch of layers with stamping, photobooth cards and this fluer crest brad.  It takes the distress crayon well.


Without the Collage Kit the textured crackle paste makes a good grout.

Add some tiny tattered floral and some embellishments.  


Hardware


Pages with texture


I added a matchbook die to the inside cut on leather paper and stamped.


Inside the matchbook


Leather page with some stamping and photobook images.  


The  fluer crest brad adds a pop of colour and the distress crayon smudges on the photo.


The leather paper is great for inking and stamping.


Leather page





Printing on leather paper is awesome with these vintage pharmacy labels.


Corrugated page


The peeled page and stenciled look is great.


Inside I added the envelope die cut with Core paper and the seed packs.


More pharmacy labels on leather.


peeled paper and stenciled distress crayon pages.


Paper stash page


Stamping, rubs and printed leather paper label.


I love the Alphanumeric die with Hammered Metal embossing powder.  The little specks that end up on the birch really adds a grungy look.


The back of the book has more peeled birch bark... I mean paper.


I love the thick jute!


It all started with an idea...


I love adding the natural layer with the birch peeled right off the log.  If I get time and my collage kit arrives I'll attempt another tag.  It will be great to see how it compares.  Not a bad option if you don't have the kit.
 
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9 comments:

  1. This is amazing!!!! You are so clever using birch bark and the final result is so cool! Bravo!

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    1. Ahhhh thanks... Happy I picked up the firework this weekend.

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  2. A fabulous finished piece and a work of art. I don't have the kit either so thanks for the tips and tricks xxx

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  3. The birch bark looks amazing on your project and thanks for the great tips too - you did a wonderful job Nicole! xx

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  4. WOW...fabulous book!!! Every bit! LOVE the watering can too!

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  5. Excellence - just like your tag. That is a very fun project and yes, the tips are very helpful. And real birch bark - what a nice touch.

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  6. Beautiful book, I can't wait to try the leather paper.!
    Can you tell me how to harvest the birch bark? I have been wanting to try something with it, but all I can get off my trees are very small pieces.

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  7. Love the Book!! Beautiful mosaic watering pot!!

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  8. WOW,this is totally awesome! What a great project you made out of the tag idea.

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