The muslin topper was ink-stenciled with the Dreamweaver Opto Checkerboard four times with Majestic Blue VersaFine™ ink from Tsukineko®, and heat set with my heat tool. It was tied over the lid with a bit of polyester batting for added fluff and puff. A stenciled tag with the year of the "harvest" was created with the Dreamweaver Dual Alphabet Die and Leafy Branch Die, along with a bright "cherry" red button.
The front label was created with the complete Dreamweaver Cherries stencil design. The center was taped off while I stenciled the checkerboard around the edge. Then the outside border was taped off while I did the inside design. As this was a bit trickier to mask off, I used the Picasso tool to block areas while I inked the cherries separate from the leaves and branch with Satin Red and Mossy Green VersaFine. Then I placed the Dreamweaver Faux Cross Stitch Screen over the surface on the diagonal, and inked through it with Sepia VersaFine. I highly recommend that you purchase a good set of stencil brushes for projects like this. My favorites are the Dreamweaver ones in several sizes including the largest, and several small ones.
This was layered over red cardstock, and adhered to a wrap of blue burlap. Pretty cute, huh? I think this would be great at the Stampendous Picnic along with the piles of yummies, and the ants might have a harder time taking over the picnic. Hicc. Upp.
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