Friday, 30 May 2014

Get some Texture for a Vintage Journey

Hello everyone and thank you so much for taking the time to drop in here. Today I am sharing a step by step that I created for the latest challenge over at A Vintage Journey: The theme is Add some Texture and below is a project that shows how you can add texture in different ways.
I created a folder for two size 10 tags, made out of two DL sized envelopes. Below I show you with pictures how I put it together, it's easy and very effective I think.
To cover the outside I took a piece of the new Tim Holtz Kraft resist papers from the Motifs pack. I took one of the Kraft coloured papers, cut it to 8.75 by 8.75" (22.2cm) and covered it with a layer of Gesso, the resist still shows through a bit, which I like as it adds a subtle bit of texture.
Next I added some texture paste through some Layering Stencils on the right side, and just a thin layer Crackle Paste on the left side into which I stamped with an old text stamp.
On the picture it says "embossing folder", really it should say Layering Stencil, sorry about that...
A little more texture on the top right:
Now a quick note on these pastes: I recently purchased both the Wendy Vecchi texture and crackle pastes and they are fantastic! Then while clearing out some old stuff from my stash, I found some really old Dreamweaver texture and crackle pastes that I have had for years, and you know what, they are absolutely identical, - so if you happen to have some old ones, don't bother to get the new ones. The Wendi Vecchi ones are made by Dreamweaver and truly, they are the same and even though I had not used mine for years they were perfect still and probably a whole lot cheaper....

Ok, on to my project. The next step was to add some colour with Distress Paints, colours listed below.
I wanted to try and achieve a soft look for my paper, to emulate the look of the Wallflower paper collection. I stamped my favourite butterflies from the Papillion set onto tissue paper and also took two scraps of the top layer of a paper serviette and adhered them with Glue n Seal, I also added some stenciling with Distress Inks.
Below is a close up where you can see how by adding a bit more paint with your fingers you can blend the tissue seamlessly into the background:
By now I folded the paper in half length wise as that is how it would fit around the envelopes. I also added some more stamping and stenciling:
Now for the inside, I decided to use the actual Wallflower papers for that. First I lined the inside of the envelopes, by measuring carefully and cutting the angles to help slide the paper inside the envelopes:
Next I took another envelope and cut it apart to create a template to line around the opening of the envelopes, you'll see in a moment what I mean:
I used this template to cut two other bits of the wallflower papers, but not before having added some more texture with one of the Texture Fades embossing folders. Below you will see it all glued in place:
As you can see, I also added a little more stenciling..
To add the cover to the outside of the envelopes, I first added a bit of dyed seam binding to each side to be able to tie my folder shut and then simply glued the cover around the outside of the envelopes:
Now onto the tags: I used two #10 Manila tags and trimmed about 1 cm from the bottom so they could fit comfotably inside the envelopes. Here is the first one:
I used the same techniques as on the front cover but only used Distress Inks for the backgrounds. The vocal images on both tags are from the Found Relatives cards. Here is a close up of a steampunk charm I added to the top:
And here is the second tag:
And a closeup of the top, the sentiment on the little banner is from the Donna Downey Empowered Words set.
And here you can see how both tags fit snugly inside the little folder:

Well, that's it, well done if you are still with me and I hope I made it all more or less clear....
I have listed most of the products used below and they are all available from Countryview Crafts who are also the sponsors of our challenge.
Hope you will play along and add some texture to your project. Make sure to check out the amazing projects my team mates have created, you should not be short on ideas of how to add texture to your project!

Thanks so much for visiting and see you next time


64 comments:

  1. stunning texture astrid. beautiful x

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  2. Goodness Astrid! the envelop is stunning by itself - and then you add in the wonderful tags - so much texture inspiration! a lovely project!

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  3. Astrid you are amazing! I just love your creations. I can't wait to get started on this challenge. Your step by step is brilliant...THANKYOU. Karen.x

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  4. Hello Astrid,
    I stuck with you right till the end and managed to follow your directions, the folder looks amazing and you have explained perfectly how to create texture; great tutorial, many will benefit from this.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. I am loving all the detail with this whole project. Some of my favorite stamps used, the colours are amazing and the textures is awesome. I really need to try my paste. Off to Pin these. Love it!

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  6. Wonderful textures on both your tags Astrid. Love the idea of the fabulous folder to keep your tags together. Thank you so much for the tutorial on how to make it. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  7. Wow.... these tags are stunning, Astrid. The textures and colors you created are amazing. :)

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  8. Astrid your tags and folder are beautiful. I will definitely have to try some texture "Astrid Style".

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  9. Absolutely fantastic !! Thank you for showing us how you made this. :-) Superb texture on there too - I really must try that.
    Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxx

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  10. Wonderful texture. Texture and colour are always my fave elements. Valerie

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  11. So very beautiful again, Astrid! Thanks for sharing the instructions. Have a nice weekend!

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  12. Stunning, adore your style, just beautiful textured tags!

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  13. This is brilliant Astrid. You come up with the most amazing ideas and, as always, it is totally stunning!! Love the tutorial ... so inspiring!! I am in awe once again!! Love it!! ox

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  14. Beautiful, love the vintage feel, great subtle colours and all that yummy texture.too, love it :D x

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  15. Brilliant project - you certainly rock texture!

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  16. Boah, Astrid...
    das ist ein grandioses Werk, eine excellente Arbeit.
    Mit so vielen Details, dass ich nur staunen kann.

    Liebe Grüße
    Sophie xx

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  17. Loving the Texture Fades embossing and kraft Coredinations die cuts, such Tim crafting staples, on these Astrid. You are so clever! Jenny x

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  18. A fab idea for a project Astrid and a great step x step. The texturing on these are amazing as is your colour blending. What a totally stunning make - beautiful! Chris xxx

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  19. Fabulous project Astrid great colours and textures
    Thank you also for the tutorial

    Anne

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  20. What a great idea with the envelopes Astrid, together with the two lovely tags..a stunning make!
    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  21. Oh wow Astrid, what an absolutely stunning make! I love the envelope idea and will definitely give that technique a go. Thanks so much for sharing the how-to. This is such a beautiful piece of art. Hugs, Anne xx

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  22. An absolut stunning idea and gorgeous project here made of these envelopes. And it looks absolutely amazing and soooooooooooo beautiful with all the structure on everything. Fabulous and beautiful creation here as always Astrid.

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  23. Oh wow! Astrid Thankyou or sharing how you made this fabulous tag booklet.. so inventive
    Suzi B xx

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  24. Wowowow, absolutely brilliant, Astrid.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  25. Wonderful,love this idea for a tag booklet,so very inventive!

    Donna.x

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  26. I love the envelope folder. Thanks for stepping it out! The texture on both the folder and tags is fantastic! Interesting about the WV texture paste and the Dreamweaver's paste! I knew that WV paste was made by Dreamweavers but never considered that they would be the same!

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  27. what a beautiful project and a wonderful tutorial

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  28. Completely clear, thank you - and an absolutely brilliant construction with the envelopes to create the folder. Beautiful work, as ever, with colour, texture and napkins - the covers are glorious. And the tags inside are fabulous - topping even the folder!!

    Very glad you mentioned that about the Dreamweaver stuff - have been eyeing it, but since I already have some WV, I'll hold off! So thanks for that.
    Alison xx

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  29. This envelope is sooo clever! The whole project is fabulous as usual - love the texture, the colors, the inside and the outside, everything :)!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  30. OH MY GOODNESS Miss Astrid this is BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT, I had to look at it a few times before I read it, I could hardly believe my eyes, the construction of it alone is BRILLIANT,then how you created that paper holy moly all in your gorgeous style is sooooooo beautiful every side, it's an amazing creation, I've been searching for something new to try for my my Sister's BD card eeekkkss hhmm I'm going to attempt to try this, its a fabulous tutorial thanks for creating this fabulous creation, thanks so much for the inspiration it's brilliant, I'll have to read it a few more times :). ((( HUGE HUGS )))

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  31. Great project again Astrid, I love the card and the envelope, I really love all details , great ART!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  32. Beautiful project!! Great instructions!!

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  33. Spectacularly gorgeous, both the tags & the folder.

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  34. Beautifully constructed as always Astrid. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  35. Gorgeous textured collage design and your step by step is fantastic. It take a lot of time to create if you keep stopping to take photos. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

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  36. I am absolutely lost for words with this project Astrid. Its such an amazing piece I am finding it so hard to express how much I love it..
    Julie x

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  37. I am absolutely lost for words with this project Astrid. Its such an amazing piece I am finding it so hard to express how much I love it..
    Julie x

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  38. Thanks Ingrid. Inspiring as usual, great use of good products.

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  39. Wow! What an incredibly gorgeous folder and tags, all full of scrumptious texture!! I am so inspired and impressed by your creation,, thank you so much for sharing the tutorial,
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  40. OMG, your folder is fabulous, as are the tags that go inside. I love how you colored the paper to match the Wallflower papers, and thanks for letting us know about the stencil pastes. I do have some very old Dreamweaver stencil paste, and now I want to dig it out and try out some of your fabulous techniques you shared with us today. The whole project is stunning!!!

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  41. unbelievable.. what a fantasic idea and what masterful outcome... simply WONDERFUL Astrid.. thank you for the details.... inspiring and beautiful!

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  42. Dear Astrid, what a marvelous creation- both the envelope and the tags are stunning, and thank you for your generous giving tips and tellin how to !!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  43. Gosh Astrid - so many fabulous projects in one - your creativity is sensational. Thank you for sharing all your work in detail - it is an inspiration. Nikki xx

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  44. Stunning project Astrid. loved the tutorial as well.
    Yvonne

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  45. Very very clever idea this Astrid so glad you did a tutorial for it. I love your holder and tags, they are all stunning. Mo x

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  46. FAbulous project! the folder is incredible! I love so much! The textures are totally amazing! Pinned! BArbarayaya

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  47. Great project,love it.
    Becky x

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  48. astrid...what can i say !!! this project is totally awesome. i love the stunning texture and detail that you have applied. Very Tim inspired and i love it x

    thank you for sharing those wonderfully inspiring details

    crafty hugs Annie x

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  49. stunning as always, my fav. is the one with the guy.
    I really feel guilty when I see how busy you were creating (now that I Kind of see it all at once it really is impressive)

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  50. I don't know how you do it, each project you share with us is more lovely and creative than the last.
    Thanks for this one. Love it!

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  51. This little booklet is divine, can I have it! xx

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  52. A fabulous project Astrid, I love the little booklet to hold the tags and you have textured, coloured and distressed everything so beautifully. TFS xxx

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  53. I am totally in awe of your creativity! Each project is different and amazing, this envelope/tags one is gorgeous, amazing and all other good superlatives :). I will have to read through this a few more times to understand the steps but the tags's techniques are fantastic and I might even attempt something like that for a card. Thank you so very much for sharing/inspiring and even showing the steps so generously. I just love your style and creativity.

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  54. A wonderful tutorial, love the construction of the envelope tag folder
    The tags are just beautiful, I never cease. To be amazed by the amount of colour you use

    Jools x

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  55. Wow! So, so beautiful! Thanks for the tip re how to blend in the napkin, I usually avoid them but yours look brill. I've made envelope books before but it never occurred to me to put together like this to make a folder - very clever

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  56. I'm catching up... a week without being in blogland.
    You've been very busy and creative. So many fantastic projects. WOW.
    Thanks for the step by step photos, a wonderful idea using the envelopes.

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  57. I am floored over this incredible creation! The construction from start to finish is amazing and of course all the artwork, that goes without saying! Gorgeous! Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs!

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  58. Thank you!! These are awesome!!!

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  59. Marjie Kemper sent me and I'm glad she did. Beautiful tags and holder. Thanks for the tutorial showing how it's done. I also have some Dreamweaver Stencil Paste from long ago that I recently pulled out and I was amazed to find it still worked. Love all your textures and layers. Hope you don't mind that I pinned them.

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  60. Marjie Kemper sent me over, and I'm so glad that she did! I not only learned how you make texture, but learned how to create this beautiful envelope folder, too! Thanks for your generosity in sharing, Astrid!

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  61. Marjie Kemper sent me over, and I'm so glad that she did! I not only learned how you make texture, but learned how to create this beautiful envelope folder, too! Thanks for your generosity in sharing, Astrid!

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  62. Absolutely positively Gorgeous!! Your pieces are breathtaking Astrid!!

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  63. What a beautifully intricate project...it's so rich and developed. Just lovely. So glad to have come across this....very inspiring.

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