Stationery - Chiswick

Summer time tag with burnishing paste.

Posted on 29 Sep 2014

Summer is here and with the versatile sticker range from Chiswick you can create gorgeous summer projects! So this week I wanted to create a tag with some pastel undertones – light and fresh. What essentially started off as a dark base turned out to be just perfect once i added some Burnishing paste to tone down things a bit.
summer tag
I started off by creating a patterned background using Gesso and a Heidi Swapp stencil.
step 1

i then added some colours using dye inks – brown, orange, green and yellow combined. I left the ink to dry completely
highlighting the Gesso stenciling.
step 2

Next up is where the magic really happens – I covered the entire piece of cardstock using Metallic Bronze Burnishing paste from Chiswick. The colours are still visible but toned down with a beautiful bronze shimmer to them.
step 3

i added some background stamping using a script stamp from this gorgeous stamp set.

step 4

and lastly i stamped some feathers onto the technique scraps created for my background. I used my versatile Chiswick scissors for the fine detailed cutting.
step 5

i used the range of stickers to assemble my tag together with my stamped feathers and some embellishments.

dimensional stickers combined with borders and flowers – delightfully summery!

I used these wonderful projects for my summer tag – available from your nearest craft store or visit to view all the products.
Craft Guillotine 6.25″
Burnishing Paste 25ml BronzeA2 Cutting Matt
Embroidery scissors
Embossed stickers
Layered stickers

until next time – I hope your summer is amazing!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.