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(Well it was different from Hello Everyone! LOL)
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Who I am so proudly the
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Gail Offers Up a Fabulous Assortment
of Workshops and Classes
by a plethora of Wonderful and Talented Artists!
And today, Gail has posted a
New Workshop Class
of her own!
And to Celebrate She's put it on Sale this Week
to Introduce you all to it!!!
So please do pop on over to see the Fabulous Collection
of Workshop, Classes and Gail's New Class as well as
New Products beginning to arrive for her
But in the meantime, I have a
Brand New Tutorial
which I hope you will enjoy and to inspire you
to try some of these ideas yourselves!
Cigar Box Assemblage
by Denise Phillips
Using Products from
It may only be a few more days until
but Love should be Year Round!!!
So Lets Get Started!
Using Gail's 7gypsies 'Roma' Book Covers
I wanted to come up with something a little
different than what would come to mind first
off in using them.
I love using them to make Mini-Books, Cards even!
Backgrounds for wall displays but this is what
I chose to do this time....
Gail also sent me these 2 wonderful
Maya Road 'Vintage' Wood Doily's
I love these Lazier Cut Doily's!!
And this adorable Tin Heart Pan!!!
So being the main elements used in this
Project, I had an assortment of
Vintage Faux Pearls.
Using Ranger's Glossy Accents
I put a layer of the Glossy Accents all over
the bottom of the Tin Heart and
filled the Tin Heart with the Pearls:)
Doesn't take long for the Glossy Accents
to dry, with a not too thick layer to
adhere the pearls.
Next was the Maya Road Wood Doily
Using ('Mr. Tim's':)
Tim Holtz 'Distress Stain'
(which Gail also offers in her shop:)
I coloured the Wood Doily with ease.
I love these Stains, they're so easy to use!!
I then took one of my favourite Script Stamps
and using StazOn Ink Pad
I gave a gentile stamping
of the script on the Wood Doily.
Then using Tim Holtz 'Distress Ink Pad'
Walnut Stain I Distress Inked all the
So now, using the 7gypsies Book Cover
and the Maya Road's Wood Doily
I added a Tim Holtz Metal Clip
and using what I find works great if
you need a little extra bond strength
Bathroom and Kitchen Clear Caulking!
It takes longer to 'cure' actually overnight is
best to really let the caulk set up, but it's such
a 'pain free' way of gluing something that
is questionable in weight or material.
In this case it was weight, because next...
I glued the Tin Heart Pan to the Doily:)
Then playing around with a salvage edge of
a Vintage Dictionary Page, I printed with stamps,
then used Distress Ink to rough up the edges.
I cut a piece of chipboard to back the little
banner piece, as the Dictionary salvage edge
being Vintage you can imagine how fine the
paper is. But I love the look using the
Then using the Ranger Glossy Accents again,
I glued the little banner to the pearls in the tin.
I deliberately made the banner wider so that
when it was mounted on the cigar box it
would 'flow over' the pan.
I had this Fabulous Vintage Cigar Box
( a gift of an assortment of them from a friend!)
That was already lacquered in the black on the
outside, with rich details of wood on the inside
So I printed up one of Gail's Fabulous
Digital Graphic Background Sheets
Cut it down to size and used an edger punch to
round the corners to match the box and the
book cover to mount to it.
And while the other piece was still drying
I worked on the inside lid of the box.
Again using Gail's 'Damask' Graphic Background Sheet,
I lined the top of the lid,
(I will explain later why I didn't do the bottom:)
Then I used the other 7gypsies Book Cover 'Roma' that
came in the package, and using the Glossy Accents
glued it onto the Digital paper.
Using one of Gail's Shipping Tags from her shop, I covered
the tag with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape,
then glued it to the top of the book cover, then
Using one of Gail's wonderful charms that she
has in her shop, this one is by Blue Moon
I glued it using the Bath/Kitchen Clear
Caulking to get a good hold:)
Again using the Bath/Kitchen Caulking
I glued the book cover to the top of the Cigar Box
and there ya go!!!
Cigar Box Assemblage!
Now there's a reason that I didn't do the inside
bottom of the box....
Here's the reason:)
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So I hope this Tutorial gets you inspired
to do some assemblages yourself!!
And please stop by
To check out all the fun New Products
Gail will be offering soon!!!
Till next time!