Sunday, June 3, 2018

ATC Binder Divider for Topflight Stamps

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a project I made for Topflight Stamps. It's a divider for the Insects section in one of my ATC collection binders. This is the second one I've decorated; you can see the first one here and the rest are still plain and boring. I'll have to keep plugging away at these. ;-)

Here's a little close up shot!
Background mini tutorial!

Step 1 – I used a brayer and the Fresco Finish chalk paint to create the base layer of the background.

Thin coats of the paint really make a snazzy base layer!
Step 2 – The gorgeous Dragonfly & Butterfly stencil was perfect for covering the background as a secondary layer. I applied white crackle texture paste through the stencil and then immediately sprinkled the Patina Oxide embossing powder over the wet paste.

Step 3 – Once the paste was dry and had developed a nice crackle, I heat embossed the powder that was stuck to it. So pretty!! Next I made a mist out of Eileen Hull's Nutmeg Blends ink and spritzed it over the whole background to help distress it and bring out the crackle. I also spritzed on some plain water so it would pool and puddle and run around into the nooks and crannies.

All I had left to do was layer on the front piece elements. The bee is a fussy cut stamped image from the Beautiful Bugs set.

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! Have a great week. =)

Topflight Stamps Products:
Paperartsy Fresco Chalk Paint - Tinned Peas, Guacamole, Teresa Green
Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Patina Oxide

Rubber Dance - Beautiful Bugs
Crafty Individuals - Crackle Background

Stamperia - Dragonfly & Butterfly Stencil

Garden Greens (Sizzix / SSS

Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade - Lumber (Sizzix / SSS )

Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil, Leaf Green, Jet Black
Distress Inks - Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo
Clear Snap Eileen Hull Color Blends Ink - Nutmeg
Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz Ephemera Packs - Botanical, Emporium
Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
Prima Texture Paste - White Crackle

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)


  1. Lisa, the divider is gorgeous! The crackled and embossed background looks amazing (now I NEED that stencil !!) and the mounted bee is beautiful. x

  2. Dividers for ATC binder - another excuse - I mean reason - to create! Love the idea and love this divider. Great tutorial!


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