Tim Holtz® Fly Burlap Panel

The unique background for this project is a small burlap panel. It gives the project not only a surface, but texture to offset the paper.

Created by Paula Cheney, courtesy of Advantus Corp.


Craft Time: 30-60 minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: C_34522, tim holtz, burlap, panel, fly, april2013, vintage, remeant, rub on, paper stash, sizzix, die cut, texture fade, distress, stain, ink, archival ink, tag, adornment


  • Burlap Panel, 10.2 x 15.2 cm (4"x6")
  • Remnant Rubs - Words
  • Word Banks
  • Crinkle Ribbon
  • Alpha Parts - Ransom
  • Adornments - Regal
  • Paper Stash, 20.3 x 20.3 cm (8"x8") - collage
  • Sizzix® Bigz™ Die - Caged Bird
  • Sizzix® Texture Fade - Bricked & Woodgrain Set
  • Distress Stain - Emporium Set
  • Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Archival Inks™ - Sepia
  • Mini Mister
  • #8 Manila Tags (2)
  • Inkssentials™ Nonstick Craft Sheet
  • Glue
  • Vagabond Machine
  • Sewing Machine (Customer's Own)
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Step 1
Rub Archival Inks™ pad (sepia) directly on inside of Texture Fade folder.

Step 2
Tear 2.5 cm (1") off the bottom of a #8 manila tag.

Step 3
Place #8 tag in Texture folder -- “Woodgrain” -- and run through Vagabond Machine to make impression on tag.

Step 4
Ink edges of tag with Ink Blending Tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Step 5
Adhere a 6.6 x 10.2 cm (2-5/8"x4") piece of patterned paper to tag.

Step 6
Stitch around paper edge with sewing machine.

Step 7
Lightly spray crinkle ribbon with water from a Mini Mister.

Step 8
Squeeze and pounce Broken China Distress Stain onto non-stick craft sheet.

Step 9
Gather crinkle ribbon into ball and begin soaking up the stain, turning over and over until saturated (you can add more water if necessary).

Step 10
Once dry, thread crinkle ribbon into word band loop and wrap around burlap canvas, ending with a bow.

Step 11
Create the bird shape from the second #8 tag and the Sizzix® Bigz™ Die, Caged Bird.

Step 12
Pounce Distress Stain -- Broken China onto non-stick craft sheet. Mist stain with water, then dip the bird body into the liquid. Repeat steps with Vintage Photo distress stain to colour the branch below the bird. Set aside to dry.

Step 13
Once dry, add bird to tag with foam tape.

Step 14
Adhere metal wing to bird body with a strong glue.

Step 15
Add words, using Alpha Parts and Remnant Rubs.