Brass Stencil-Celtic Door~I just found out 1/24/12 that this stencil is no longer available. I just kept
it here to offer some inspiration or ideas.
|Triptych Template Bag all opened up
I used the triptych template (link to page it is on is below) to create this little item you can
use to put additional things in and send to a friend. I took a brown paper bag and laid the template on top and traced
around it, then I reversed the template so the peak was at the bottom and let a little of it hang over the bottom straight
part of the template and traced around it. Later, you can fold this end up into the triptych and can hold papers, tickets,
Cut out your template. I traced the same thing around another piece of paper- can be lighter paper
like newsprint, old pages from books, etc. and glued to the inside. I used Claudine Hellmuth matte medium. After
I had the look I wanted inside, I took Tim Holtz Distress Inks and altered inside and out and added a few stamped images and
covered everything with matte medium again. I used the Celtic Door stencil with red paste. Cut it on
the sides so the doors will actually open and put a hidden secret inside the doors. I used a 1" paper punch and cut
out some music paper for the outside and glued that onto the front, punched a small hole for cording and ran the cording through
so you can tie it shut.
I got this idea from a customer/turned friend, Annette Daniels. She recently sent me some of the wonderful
books she creates using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. She had a paper bag un-bag in the pack and tied up and when you opened
it, she had all kinds of vintage goodies inside. It was so much fun!! So this is my take on her un-bag.
For the neat Triptych Template-check out this link
Brass Stencil-Coneflower~This is a beautiful stencil and I can't wait to use it. It measures 4"
high and 2 3/4" wide- this is the measurement of the brass stencil. The flower is approx. 4 1/4" long-measuring it at
the diagonal from the top of the flower to the bottom of the stem and approx. 2 3/4" wide from tip of leaf to other tip of
leaf. Just a beautiful look for most any project.
Brass Stencil-Crown~This is a great looking crown. The scan is lousy though. They just don't seem
to scan well with the black paper backing that comes on them. This crown is on silve colored brass and measures approx.
2 7/16" wide and approx. 1 3/4" high. The crown itself measures approx. almost 1 7/8" wide and approx. 1 1/2" high.
Use little rhinestones or brads to top the crown. I think Stickles glitter glue would be very striking on the top of
the crown and/or the little diamond points near the base.