Hi everyone....I'm especially excited today! I was thrilled beyond thrilled to be asked to be the Guest Designer for Tombow for the the week! Woohoooooo!!! Now those of you that know me, know I LOVE Tombow! I order their PowerBond adhesive in bulk, I really do! I think Tombow has the greatest adhesives ever. So imagine my surprise when they sent me some of their products to work with. It's a no-brainer to me that their adhesives rock, but I forgot how much I love their markers too! Below I'll show you just how I used the dual-brush, jellybean orange marker to enhance my project below. For my projects, I made a milk carton treat container and a matching Halloween card. I hope you enjoy!
here are some close ups of the milk carton...
here's a couple more close ups of the card...
Now you may be wondering why I have so many close ups of the numbers "31", well it's the focus of my entire project almost, so I wanted to show you a lot of views.
Oh Tombow....I love you so!
Here's a peek of what they sent me...
My gift box included:
and an assortment of color pencils
For my project the main focus was the layered and distressed chipboard numbers.
Below I'll show you how I made them.
First you will want to die cut 3 numbers from heavyweight chipboard, then using the liquid glue, stack them and glue in between each layer! I LOVE this glue, it has a small fine tip on one end for small intricate pieces and a bigger broader end for larger pieces. I used the fine tip end for my numbers and it bonds just beautifully. After adhering the layers together, I sprayed painted them with black paint, it took just a couple of minutes for this step and I like the result, I didn't want to be left with naked chipboard showing on the sides, so it was well worth it.
Next, using my die cut machine, I cut out 1 more each of the number "3" and "1" from black, (kraft core) cardstock. On a side note, you need to use kraft or white core cardstock for the effect to work, so keep that in mind. Then lightly sand of the top layer to reveal the "inner" kraft core.
Then using the orange-dual brush, jellybean marker, cover the letters entirely using the "brush" side of the marker. This will work with any of the colors you choose. I just so happened to use the orange for my Halloween-y projects.
Then using the liquid glue again, glue the remaining distressed number to the top of the stack of painted chipboard numbers. It's that easy!!
If you love dimension on your projects as much as I do, you'll definately want to give this technique a try, the results are amazing, and I just love how the orange enhances the numbers, these will certainly be an eye catcher for your projects.
For my projects, I also created small paper rosettes, that can easily be made using a die and a die cutter machine, or you can cut a strip of paper about 1 1/4 x 12, then just accordian fold about every 1/4 inch, then just secure the ends.
I used the liquid glue again to adhere then ends of the rosette together, keeping the ends pinched till the glue is set, (it doesn't take long), then "push" the rosette down onto a small circle of cardstock dabbed with glue, then hold in place till it's set. You are now ready to adhere these rosettes to your projects.
For the milk carton, I used a die and a die cutter machine to cut out the the milk carton using pattern paper, then assemble and glue using the liquid glue.
Then for the center paper that's wrapped around the milk carton, I simplu measured around the milk carton, cut my pattern paper, scored and wrapped it around the milk carton using the removable adhesive, (which is perfect if you, [like me} need to keep repositioning it till ends match up).
Finally secure the ends using liquid glue.
And that's it! fill your milk carton up with goodies and send to a friend.
For my card, I used the same technique for the numbers.
This is a blog hop too!
Tombow, is giving away a fun little prize that you can win, if you would like to play along. You can win some adhesive for your projects, and who wouldn't want some free adhesives!! Here's what you can win...
Okay ready to hop? Start out on the Tombow blog and then following the designer links, hop to each member and leave a comment. At the end, click back to the Tombow blog.
Here are the participating blogs...
Hilary, (that's me, you're here already)
And back to Tombow here.
Good luck to you!!
Have a great week everyone, and I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed creating them.
Thank you sooooo much Tombow, for allowing me to play along!