Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Lattice Lily Pillow Bag - Nuvo Style - Jennifer Kray

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you a gorgeous new die set from Tonic Studios - the Lattice Lily Pillow Bag. I absolutely love this set and it's more versatile than first meets the eye! 
I recently had a Facebook Live showing techniques with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and you can see it here if you missed it --------> FB Live Beginner's Guide to Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Carrying on with my love of Embellishment Mousse, I am now sharing a slightly more technical application using a gelli plate, acrylic paint and my mousse. The paint will soften the colours of the mousse so add a little at a time. I also added a little water to the paint before mixing it with the mousse. 
Materials Used: 

  • Tangerine
  • Lattice Lily Pillow Bag
  • Watercolour Cardstock
  • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Custard Cream and French Rose
  • Gelli Plate
  • Brayer
  • Red Double Sided Sticky Tape
  • Scissors
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Gesso
  • Pure Sheen Glitter - Ice White
  • Nuvo Shimmer Powders - Atlantic Burst, Green Parade, Solar Flare
  • Flowers x3 (either die cut or bought - mine are Prima flowers)
  • Basic Oval layering Die
  • Tonic Niece Sentiment
  • Tonic Swirl Die
  • Tonic Wings and Things small butterfly die
Apply Embellishment Mousse and white acrylic plate to your gelli plate with a brayer. 
Use two of the dies from your pillow box set (seen below) as stencils on your gelli plate to
create wonderful unique patterns. 

 There are so many techniques using a gelli plate but I've kept mine to this simple singular one. 
Now that the panels are all made, colour in some flowers with mousse, gesso and glitter. The glitter will stick to the gesso when dry and act as an adhesive. 
Aren't they soft and pretty once dry!
We're building on our romantic colour scheme and it's starting to take shape. 
You need to cut the base die out twice and all the panels. Can you see the background I've made - doesn't it make gorgeous patterned paper? 
I didn't want the handle so I've snipped them off, leaving a lip on one. This will be a base for you to add double sided sticky tape to (top and bottom). This is the only adhesive you will need as the sides fold in or out for your pillow bag.
Here is a photo of all the die cuts I made and what will form the box.  Die cut the panel and the background die so you can colour and fussy cut the leaves, which are coloured in a loose style with green parade, atlantic burst and solar flare shimmer powders. 
A few dies like a swirl, butterfly, oval and niece sentiment will finish off your box nicely. 
And finally the completed project. It's absolutely stunning and I adore it. 
Making your own backgrounds can be a little time consuming but it really adds another dimension to your crafting. What do you think?  Do you like what I've done?
I won't leave it so long next time and hope to see you soon! 
Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx

See Jennifer's original blog post here.

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