I'm glad I stocked on burlap panels recently since that is what challenge #6 is all about - Tim’s Altered Burlap Panel Technique, which you’ll find on page 37 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3.This is my 3rd project using one of Tim's District Market burlap panels. I used the 4 x 6 size which I really like for adding a small seasonal pop of homemade goodness to the bookshelves in my living room. I used one for challenge #2 as well - the distress glitter technique. Today's creation is actually year-round decor and I wonder if my husband might steal it for his desk!
Thanks again to Linda Ledbetter for coordinating these fun and inspiring challenges and also to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for graciously offering prizes.I decided to pay homage to my sweet dog who is named for our lucky number, 13. Dreizehn is German for the number 13. I realize that most find 13 to be the opposite of lucky, but it works for us!
I cut out a silhouette of a German Shepherd from Tim's Kraft-Core Nostalgic collection. Dreizehn is almost all black but has tan socks and a little bit of tan on his chest, so I sanded those areas to expose the kraft color underneath the black paper - I'm so pleased with how he turned out!
I created my own version of chitchat stickers, colored them with some bundled sage Distress Stain, edged them with a little bit of walnut stain Distress Ink and added them to my prepared burlap panel. The colors look a little bit off in this photo - these are brick red, crushed olive, spiced marmalade and some bundled sage. I used the Terminology tissue wrap.
I also added a word stick which I colored with some ginger alcohol ink and then filled in the "play" letters with barn door Distress Paint. The heart charm sticker that I added has its own tiny chitchat stickers which say "beyond measure" and that pretty much describes the heart of my pooch.
Last but not least of course I had to add the number 13 on there somewhere, so I used a rub-on in the upper left corner to complete my project. I added my distressed doggie with some pop-dots to make him stand out.
*Tip: when adding foam tape or dimensionals to pop your item and you can see the foam from the sides and they don't look good white, just color the sides of the foam with a marker. I did that here and the foam just disappears into the shadows rendering it completely unnoticeable.
Happy panel making!