Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jennifer - Tin Type

Hi everyone!  Jen here today to bring you a little more Tin Type inspiration!!!

I would like to share a layout which brings back a lot of memories!  My husband (then boyfriend) and I took a trip to Italy and he proposed to me in Venice...on a gondola even!  I used the brand new Quick Quotes Tin Type paperline to create my layout.
Italy LO (1 of 4)

I used a really cool technique to create the large frame on the first page and the border on the second page.  I tore one edge of a paper strip that was about 1 1/2" wide.  I inked the edges with Biscotti and Midnight Confessions chalk ink.  I then created pleats by folding the paper back and forth. 

I adhered the pleated paper to the back of the large frame to hold the shape of the pleats in place.  I then ran the chalk ink over the tops of the pleats to make them stand out even more.  Here is a closeup of the pleated paper:

Italy LO (3 of 4)

I altered the bare Chipboard Flowers and the Prima flowers by painting them with black and gold acrylic paint.  Once the pieces were dry, I chalked the edges with Midnight Confessions chalk ink and added a clear gem to the center. 
Italy LO (2 of 4)

I also cut out the hot air balloon and building (which reminded me so much of the buildings in Venice) from a sheet of the Tin Type paper.  I inked the edges and pop dotted them on my layout.  Here you can see the pop dotted hot air balloon:

Italy LO (4 of 4)
Items Used:
Tin Type paperline - Quick Quotes
Chipboard Flowers - Quick Quotes
Vellum Quote - Quick Quotes
Biscotti and Midnight Confessions chalk ink - Quick Quotes
Licorice and Metallic Inca Gold Acrylic Paint - Plaid
Paper Flowers - Prima Marketing
Pearl Flourish Embellishments - Prima Marketing
Letter Stickers - Creative Imaginations
Metal Pebble Clip - Making Memories

Thanks for taking a little time with us here today at the Quick Quotes blog!!!
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