I really fell in love with the "Always Be Yourself" graphic on the Kismet Cardstock Sticker sheet. I thought it would be perfect for a focal piece on a wooden decor plaque. To begin, I covered a small wooden plaque with a piece of Kismet "Ledger".
I adhered the sticker to a piece of chipboard which is layered onto a piece of Sticky Back Canvas that I applied a Fancy Frames Rub-on to. The assembled piece was then adhered to the plaque. Each layer was assembled using adhesive foam squares to create lots of depth.
I applied the Kismet Rub-ons bee to a piece of vellum and cut it out. I then adhered it to the assembled piece with adhesive foam squares.
I also added flowers and glitter stars for embellishments. To add a bit of extra interest, I added Glitzers Kismet flowers stickers as layers in my two large flowers.
The finished piece has lots of dimension and interest that are a perfect complement to such a fun cardstock sticker!
Wow, what a busy month this has been for me! I have been swamped getting ready for two back to back out of town trips. Last weekend I traveled to Springfield, MO to teach at Scrapbook Generation. Next up, I am headed to New Jersey to attend Ranger U.
Some how in the midst of everything I needed to do for the two trips, I managed to finally finish up the flower making tutorials I have been sharing on the Online Classroom page. To celebrate having all of the tutorials done and posted, and to create a little activity while I am away at Ranger U, I am having a give away!
The give away includes three packages of Flower Pots: Feather Boa (pink), Envy (green flowers for stem caps), and Green Leaves; one package of floral wire stems, a wooden dowel rod, and a bottle of Helmar 450 Quick Dry (courtesy of Helmar USA).
In addition to the bottle of 450 Quick Dry, Helmar USA had generously included a sampling of their adhesives which include Liquid Scrap Dots, Craft Glue, and Gemstone Glue.
So what do you have to do to throw your name in for a chance? It is as simple as leaving me a comment telling me which color of Flower Pots is your favorite! I will leave this open until midnight June 21st. I will post the name of the lucky ducky recipient on the 22nd.
I have officially finished all of the writing, photographing, template drawing, and guide making parts of my upcoming class for Big Picture Scrapbooking. Whew! My editor has worked through it all and sent it on to graphic design. I would anticipate seeing it online later this month or early next month. As soon as I know for sure, I will let you know. Until then, I hope this little teaser will get your curiosity going!
I just had to share a peek at the seam binding I dyed for my class Saturday at Scrapbook Generation in Springfield, MO. We are doing a project featuring Graphic 45's Le Romantique collection. I think it turned out beautifully and is an awesome match. I dyed about 30 yards of it to use in class. In case you haven't seen it, I have a video tutorial posted here that shows how I create my crinkled ribbon. I shared links to my favorite places to by the ribbon in this blob post. I used a combination of colors: Vanilla Breeze (my very favorite color), Sunkissed Peach, Vintage Pink, Sugar Maple*, Pomegranate *, and Granite*. (*These are brand new limited edition fall colors and are YUMMY!)
Since I am mentioning new colors, why don't I show you a peek at all of the new colors. I really, really love them all!
I don't know about you, but these all have me dreaming about fall! Be sure and be on the look out for them at your favorite Glimmer Mist retailer. Trust me, you will want them all!
I shared this a couple of days ago on the Tattered Angels Educator blog. Since I have had some behind the scenes work happening on my site and couldn't add any new posts, I couldn't share it here. Now that I have the green light to post again, I will get caught up and add some new things I have been saving. . . ---------------------
I love when I get the opportunity to sit down with some favorite products and just experiment and see where they take you. That is what I did yesterday. I had a vague idea of where I wanted to try but no real plan. I had been wanting to see what would happen if I combined Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas and Multi Medium with assorted Tattered Angels goodies. I decided to try a resist technique.
To create my resist design I used a Glimmer Screen combined with multi medium. I laid the screen on the canvas and held it in place while I brushed on the medium. I used both brush strokes and blotting with a foam brush to apply medium to all of the open spaces of the screen. I lifted the screen as soon as I was done apply the multi medium. I continued placing it around my canvas until the entire surface was covered. A word to the wise, wash your screen as soon as you are done while the multi medium is still wet. If you let it dry you will have to scrape and peel it off. It comes off, but washing is much easier!
Once the multi medium was dry, I sprayed the surface of the canvas with Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist. The Glimmer Mist puddled on the areas covered with the multi medium and soaked into the canvas in the non-coated areas.
I used a cloth to wipe away the puddled excess. The speckling on my canvas in the white areas are small spots that I missed coating with Multi Medium or where my coats were too thin. Since this was my first attempt at this type of technique I wasn't sure what I would get or the right application technique to use. I actually like the effect since it makes it look more distressed. In the future, if I wanted a crisper look, I would be sure that all of my multi medium was applied more evenly.
Next, I added stamping. I used a tree top from the Blossom Trees stamp set and stamped using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I chose distress ink because I wanted a very subtle image. I also wanted an ink that would easily wipe off of the multi medium. I tried several other inks on a piece of scrap and found some would not wipe off very well. Distress ink wipes completely off of the resist and stays put on the exposed canvas.
I used a wet baby wipe to remove the distress ink from the white resisted areas.
I used a inexpensive wood photo frame purchased for under $2.00 at a local craft and hobby store to give my canvas a base and create the look of a stretched canvas.
I wrapped the frame tightly with the Sticky Back Canvas. It has adhesive on it already that seemed sufficient to hold it in place, but I added a few staples at each corner just to be safe.
I finished by embellishing the canvas with ribbon, Glimmer Chips, a distressed tag, and a Tattered Trinkets key.
I used the Tattered Traveler Glimmer Chip alphabet to add the word HOME on my tag. I painted each letter with Golden Goddess Glimmer Glam and then added a nice thick coat of Glossy Accents.
It is impossible to capture how amazing Glimmer Glam looks under Glossy Accents. It is like liquid gold!