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Vintage Trailer Stencil Mania

It's another Frilly and Funkie Challenge and it's all about stenciling.  I LOVE my stencils and I have about 8 of the new Tim Holtz Stencils heading to me from The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  I use stencils A LOT!  I love how they create layers with ink, paint and embossing paste.  They are great for mixed media or for just a touch of design. For my stencil inspiration I decided to stencil the new Travel Trailer from Eileen Hull's new Sizzix Vintage Travel Collection.  I love this Vintage 3D Travel Trailer.  By adding some stenciling you can really have a blast making it your own!
To ink my Bug and Trailer I used DecoArts Media Turquoise spray and fluid acrylic paint.  However, I did link to Mermaid Lagoon as a great bold color to use.  I'm combining all my DT Goodies here...

I left a band of white so I could add some bold stenciling.  Using the Treads Stencil and black soot distress paint I added this layer of texture.

More stenciling on the roof of Travel Trailer with …

Spring Break- Vintage Travel

You still have time to enter the Art with Heart Challenge ,Spring Break!  For my project I wanted to share with you the Luggage Tag from Eileen's new Vintage Travel Sizzix line.  I love this die!  There are so many fun ways to use it.  Hanging off an ATB, used with a family photo, stamped sentiment or tucked into a mini album.  
I really wanted to create something different with this die.  I wanted you to see what else this die can do.  So, I created a Luggage Tag Luminary by connecting the die and using tissue wrap in the cutouts.

I used some scrap Postale Tissue Wrap for the cutouts.  

Don't throw away the cutout!  It's the perfect layer to add more Postale Tissue Wrap!

A messy bow and gumdrop.

I used Crackle Paste on the Luggage Tag.  Once dried I played around with myDecoArts Media Fluid Acrylic's!  

For the top I had no idea what to do.  Then I thought about my dies and tried the Canister Die Lid layered with more Postale Tissue Wrap and it worked!  It just tucks…

Together Forever...April Tag

April is coming to a close and I am yet again sneaking mine in.  I've been wondering all month which stamp I would use.  I don't have the flower stamp and I most likely won't get it.  I just kept thinking about the Apothecary set.  Then this morning I decided to stamp half of each side.  
I do a lot of watercoloring.  It's one of my favorite ways to create.  Creating the tag like this was fun!

I used the Aplhanumeric Thinlits die for the Forever and tilted the "V" for fun.  I promise, it didn't shift.

I added the Idea-Ology pin thingy and filled it with DecoArtsLiquid Glass.  Like a mini monocle.  Glossy Accents would create the same effect.  I wanted to try the Liquid Glass...it was almost done drying here.    

I added  the wordband to the top along with some linen ribbon.

The Spritzer is so great!  Love the grungy effect.

Another month done and onto number 5!  
Challenge...A Vintage Journey- Through the Looking GlassTim Holtz- April Tag

Tool Box Makeover

I spent my afternoon working on this AMAZING wood tool box.  My 16 year old son made this a couple months ago in his wood work class.  I snapped it up right away.  He's actually taking a University class 3 times a week for carpentry so I'm a proud Mom!!!!  OK, done gushing...
It's been sitting under my desk waiting for something to happen.  Today I decided it was time for a makeover with a few of my DecoArtstuff!  

This tool box is made up of different wood, MDF and particle board.  This way the kids had an understanding of different materials.  In other words it needs something.

I picked up some Chalky Finish paint and started the first of 3 "thin" coats.

I painted the inside first making sure to make the layers thin.

Even though this various wood used are rough and uneven the DecoArt Chalky Finish paint is the perfect application for it.  It coats!

I wanted to add a Vintage Photo transfer.  I found Graphic Fairy!  OMG!!!! I printed this using my Laser Printer.