Happy Monday, today I am very excited to talk about a new product available here at Cut@Home, it is Angel Craft Podge! This product is so versatile and can be used for many different applications. I will share a couple with you today.
I decided to make a tag using an image transfer technique you can do with this podge. I was so happy with the results, it turned out beautifully!
The first thing I did to create this tag was making a couple of glaze colors to add to card stock. I used Acrylic paint and the podge mixed together. When you mix the two, if the glaze color is too light add more paint and if it’s too dark add more podge. I let the glaze dry then I cut flowers using Sizzix Simple Flowers dies. I added some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Pewter to give the flowers more of a vintage look.
Next I was ready to make the tag. I started with a tag I cut on my Cricut, I was going to make it a double tag so that it would open, but I changed my mind and just used the thickness to make the tag sturdy for the podge. Print a black and white photo on regular copy paper using your ink jet printer. Let it dry completely, at least 5 minutes. Next apply the podge heavily and evenly over you photo. Place the photo onto the material you want it transferred to, in this case I used my tag, but you can use other media. I am anxious to try it on Canvas, I will share my results with all of you!
Use a brayer to smooth out the picture and make sure that it adheres completely to your media. This next step is very important, let it dry completely, on the paper it doesn’t take long, but I have researched transferring onto canvas and they recommend letting it dry for 24 hours. Once it is dry lightly misted the top of the paper just to dampen it, then gently rub the paper off of the top. This step take some patience so be gentle. The final results are worth it!
To finish the tag I used three Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Chipped Sapphire, Spun Sugar and Broken China. I added the chipped sapphire to the edges and some highlights on the tag, I did the same with the spun sugar, but I also added some to her cheeks. I added the broken china to her eyes. I added some of the pewter to the edges of the tag as well. I adhered the flowers with glue dots and pop dots to give some added dimension, the letter I had, it was a wooden accent so I painted it with the pewter distress stain and added a piece of the pink glazed paper behind it, finally I added some gems and ribbon for the finishing touches.
Here is a list of the products that I used that are available on the Cut@Home website:
ACP6SG – Angel Craft Podge Semi-Gloss
659895 – Sizzix Simple Flowers Dies
TIM21414 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Broken China
TIM27119 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Chipped Sapphire
TIM27164 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Spun Sugar
Supplies from my stash included, card stock, brayer, gems, ribbon and Tim Holtz Pewter stain.
I hope you enjoyed my post today, it was so much fun creating this tag! I am really looking forward to more fun projects with this product, I am loving it!
Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin,