The top picture is of the tissue paper before i added anything so you could see the effect.
I had lots of messy fun making the background. It is just lots of pva glue and torn tissue paper. I started by painting a layer of pva on a teflon sheet i then covered with a layer of tissue paper trying to keep the colours random, then added more pva, then tissue paper and so on till i was happy with it, think i did about 5 layers. It is the waiting for it to dry i didn't like took 2 days to dry properly, then i peeled it off the teflon sheet and cut to size. I have embellished them quite simply as i didn't want to take all the focus from the background. I should add although the pearl brads look green they are actually white lol.
Oooooh i am on a roll today lol. Sorry for the poor scan the card looks lined but is actually a linen look. Been wanting to do this for a while. I used a cuttlebug squiggle (think thats what its called) flower die and used a post it note to cut it out making sure i was over the sticky bit. Using a vanilla shadow inkpad i moved the diecut round my card dabbing over it with the ink pad. It made a lovely background, very pleased with it and i'm sure i'll use this technique a lot. The main flower i cut from a poystyrene pizza base i had squashed flat then alcohol inked. I used a colorbox chalk inkpad in amber to edge the card and matting bits. Finished with a ribbon. Card looks much better in real life.
I have done this slide mailer with an angel theme.
I started by painting it with blue acrylic paint to which i added a little watered down metalic paint which gives a sparkly effect to the paint.
The angel on the front is actually a stencil pressed into clay. I use embossing tools to press the stencil evenly into the clay. After it dried i painted with acrylic paint then used rub ons, metalic pens and pearl glitter glue to colour it. I then put on a coat of crackle accents then sealed it with a coat of 3d gloss.
The images on the back and inside cover i covered with crackle accents then 3d gloss.
I stamped an angel image on the slide then embossed it in black. I used a gold pearl glitter glue to colour in the image, i used the same glitter glue to go round the outside of the slide.
I quite like this set even though it is pink lol. This is the first decent thing i have made since october. So pleased to have my mojo back.
Appologies for the fuzzy scan of the inside of the box the writting says oh so sweet. I glazed it with Anits 3d gloss glaze, the fairy pic i double embossed with clear powder. I put pink stars in both the 3d gaze and the pearl glitter glue.
I used acrylic paint in shades of pink to paint both the slide mailer and tin, then i used my Adirondack salmon dabber to give a dappled effect . I used alcohol inks on the metal letter circles (cranberry, wild plum and currant) then i went over the raised letters with a metalic pink permenant pen.
I think the outside of the box and the slide mailer are self explanitory as i just added ready made embellishments.
For the inside of the slide mailer i put pebble/bubble stickers over pink letters, mounted it on pink paper then onto the mailer. I cut a picture to size put it in the recess filled the gaps with glitter glue added some starts then filled the void with 3d gloss glaze.
Hi i am Gail aka Crafty Critter on the Do Crafts and Trimcraft forum.
I am a keen crafter and i love to experiment.
Altering things, jewellery and atcs are my favourite crafty things at the moment although i do like to combine my crafts. I am rubbish with instructions so i tend to make things up as i go along.
I am currently starting to sell my jigsaw jewellery and can be reached at
if you have any questions.