DIY Decor by Teri Wilson – September 2022 Guest Designer

by Altenew

Hello everyone! We hope you are well and crafting up a storm! We have more inspiration for you from none other than Teri Wilson, our September Guest Designer. Teri will repurpose the Altenew packing tissue (the gorgeous black and gold one) and create a DIY decor piece for everyone! But first, let's hear it from Teri.

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Get to know Teri

Teri was born and raised in California and has been a mid-westerner most of her life. She considers herself a life-long crafter.
An educator at heart, Teri retired from her career, which is also one of her passions – Health Education. She now uses that love of education to share the joy of cardmaking techniques. She is currently on the Design Team for Funkie Junkie and CutCardstock; Teri is a Certified Educator with Altenew, where she also Guest Designs.

An active blogger, Teri posts her designs on social media and YouTube as TerisMailbox. Floral stamps and dies are a favorite for Teri, but she enjoys many techniques, including mixed media projects, water coloring, and working with Distress Ink products. She admits to being a Tim Holtz addict.

Teri's DIY Decor

Hello friends! Today, I am sharing a Mixed Media Decor project for Altenew that started as a Lucite panel from the hardware store.

DIY DecorI do have a video on my YouTube Channel that covers the process of how I created the DIY decor.

Start by decorating the panel base with the black and gold tissue paper Altenew often uses in their packages. Tear the edges and wrinkle the paper before applying it to the panel using Collage Medium.

Use the Golden Strokes Washi Tape and add in different areas of the panel for interest.

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Use Altenew Embossing Paste and apply through the Floral Mandala Stencil with the Altenew Palette Knife. Remove the stencil and coat it with Antique Gold Embossing Powder. Heat dry using your heat tool.

TIP! Be very careful not to leave the heat source in one place too long, or you will warp the Lucite panel.

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Select three blooms with leaves from the Rose Filament Die Set. Die cut from Brushed Gold Metallic Cardstock. Glue the outlines onto black cardstock and fussy cut the images. Check out how the black background makes the images pop!

Glue the two smaller ones in the upper left corner and use foam tape for popping up the larger bloom.

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Using the same gold and black cardstock, cut two images and glue them together, gold on top. Glue to the lower right over the embossed mandala.

Add gold ribbon and black embellishments to finish.

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I hope you have enjoyed my mixed media tutorial! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'd love to have you follow/subscribe on my social media sites Instagram, Facebook, Blogger, and YouTube.  Be well. Be creative!

Your DIY decor looks AMAZING, Teri!! Love black and gold; we think this combination is everyone's favorite! And thank you for showing us how to use that gorgeous Altenew tissue too! We hope to see you here soon! Crafty friends, please leave a comment for Teri and let her know what you think of her beautiful project! Do not forget to visit her blog or social media! Thank you for reading.


Rose Filament Die Set
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Floral Mandala Stencil
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Golden Strokes Washi Tape
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Brushed Gold Metallic Cardstock (10…
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Embossing Paste
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Mixed Media Palette Knife Set
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