Wednesday, February 4, 2015

020415 CKC February Tutorials

Our February inspiration kit 
"Across the Miles" from 
included this totally gorgeous gilded vellum:

Chic Tags World Traveler "Let's Go"
I would be willing to bet you saw many of these in the DT kits.
You may have been tempted, too!

My version:

No, it's not a map! But it is gold on vellum :~)
I subbed in this paper as a combination of the map & the red cardstock.

I used these for my counterfeit:

I hadn't used a stencil adhesive before, but you can bet I'll never stencil without it again!
All of my edges were crisp & clean - no bleed-through mess & distortion of the pattern.

I used an old expired credit card to scrape the paint into the stencil & then remove the excess, like you would with modeling paste or gesso. The stencil isn't thick enough to create much relief.

Counterfeit #2 is a forgery of this paper:

Basic Grey Capture "Right Now" B side

My papers were a bit more bold than the original, so I chose the right-hand paper for my base:

Then I punched out gold paper chevrons in place of the gold triangles.
I have plans for this paper! Watch for it to make an appearance later this month.

This is one of the few months where I was able to find quite passable substitutions for most of the elements in the kit right from my stash, as is. Feels almost like I got off too easy!

I hope we have inspired you to dive in & recreate some of your favorite elements
 in the inspiration kit. Remember that we have a tutorial post each month. 
You can easily access the older posts for more ideas. 

Be sure to post your kit & projects on the Monthly Link-Up tab at the CKC blog.

Let me know you stopped in!


  1. Beautiful work, as usual! Looking forward to your "plans"! :)

  2. Love those gold chevrons - very neat!

  3. You did good, and I don't think you ever take the easy route on your kits.

  4. Looks like you are warming up to the chevron. You even have a punch! I have been searching for a large parallelogram punch since the chevron surfaced, to make patterns out of scraps.

  5. Julia, the stencil came off easily & cleanly and isn't too sticky to store, either.
    The paint was incredible! Couldn't be happier with the result.
    The vellum is a little crinkly but I don't really mind.

  6. Gorgeous work Leslie. Love the chevron punch too.

  7. this is beautiful! wonderful job.

  8. You're a master at forging! I have that same paint and will have to give it a try with one of the stencils I have because I really like the way yours came out - so crisp and shiny! I like the gold chevrons too - do you remember where you got that punch?

  9. The idea with the stencil was great and looks amazing. Another great month of forging Leslie! You inspire me to try harder ;-))


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