Hello friends! I am in love with the technique from the Tim Holtz 12 Tags in August. You can check out the full tutorial over on Tim's blog! Tim's tutorial has lots of step photos. So please check it out!
The technique is fun and I think the results are AMAZING!
Cut a piece of Manila Cardstock about 1/2" smaller then the Burlap Panel. Die cut the words using the Thinlits dies with the Holiday #2 Block Words. It's a good idea to tape them down using Post it Note Tape or Tissue Tape.
You will need to run the cardstock through 2 times to get enough words die cut.
Adhere a piece of Yuletide Paper Stash behind the Manila using Multi Medium. Apply a layer of Multi Medium over the top and let dry. Once that's dry apply a thin layer of Gesso over the entire surface and with a paper towel wipe off the the gesso in the words and let dry.
Apply Distress Ink directly to the surface. I ended up using Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn and a little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Using the Mini Distress Ink Pads work perfect for this because they are little. Apply a layer of Multi Medium over the top of the ink. I found it helpful to wipe off my brush so the red didn't contaminate the green and vice versa.
Use a paper towel with a light touch to blend the colors. If you're too heavy handed you will wipe the ink right off.