Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mixed Media Altered 3-Piece Frame Set (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

For this project I found this great 3 piece sliding frame set at Goodwill. The two frames in front slide open to reveal the larger frame in the back. The minute I saw this frame set, I knew I wanted to turn it into an altered clock! There was just enough room underneath the two sliding frames to house the clock in the larger frame...if I found a shallow enough clock mechanism! I got lucky! I found a small decorative clock at another thrift store that I was able to take apart to use the clock...and it works perfectly in the frame!  For the base of the frame, I used white gesso with a pounce brush to add the overall texture. I heat set it in between coats. I wanted this piece to look shabby chic but have lots of fun eclectic metal elements. I wanted the two outer frames to have depth and almost have a shadow box appearance, so I layered some chipboard strips on the inside frame area (that you can't see). Then when I added the paper and back piece it was not laying up against the frame opening. The larger decorative frame on the left is from Micheals Craft Store and the small shadow box on the right is actually a box that some wooden elements came packed in (by Prima Marketing). On both of these pieces, I used the same technique as with the frame (gesso/pounce brush). For added color and texture on the project, I used Prima Color Bloom spray in Cotton Candy, the beautiful Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (color: Sand) and Prima art basics Texture paste in white crackle with a stencil.    I used a ton of yummy  items from Reneabouquets etsy shop, which will be listed below. Here are the pictures:

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Here's the YT video:
 
 
http://youtu.be/-hjRtucgtKM



Products I used from Reneabouquets Etsy:
Prima Metal Mailbox
Prima Clock Hands
Prima Resin Birds
Prima Resin Oval Frames
Prima Color Bloom Spray in Cotton Candy
 Reneabouquets Romantic Trinkets kit
Ivory Chiffon Flowers
Butterflies: Double Layer English Rose Garden, My Romantic Heart
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass in Sand

Note: If you want to see what else is available in Renea's Etsy shop, just click on her link to the right of my sidebar and it will take you directly there!
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Shabby Chic Miniature Chair (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

For this project, I was at Goodwill and found this great looking miniature wooden chair with a drawer in the front. I grabbed it quick and placed it gently in my cart! I wanted to turn this chair into a useable piece of storage that would look great sitting on a shelf as a piece of home décor. I knew right away that I would turn this into a shabby chic creation. It was originally in a cream color, but I used a Martha Stewart matte chalk paint in white and repainted it. (I also used this paint to repaint some of the pieces in this creation, such as a Resin frame and cameo) I then sanded all the edges to give it a worn, weathered look. In pursuing ideas for this shabby venture, I turned to Pinterest for ideas. When I did a search for shabby chic crafts, a picture popped up (I'm sure everyone has seen this picture or something like it, if you have every done a search as I did)...it was a picture of a shelf with a bunch of empty shabby chic frames in all shapes and sizes with a book laying next to them and a pot of flowers. On a personal note, I've always wanted to do this in my house, but I've only collected a few frames and they are being stored in a box in the attic and they will probably stay there, 'cuz I bet I never get around to this idea! LOL! Anyhoo, as I'm looking at this picture, I look down at the chair and some of the stuff that came from Reneabouquets Etsy shop, one of which was a package of the Prima resin oval frames and....lightbulb!!...I decided I would create my "shelf of frames" on this chair! I pulled out other Prima resin frames that I had in my stash and some miniature craft frames from Micheals and designed my masterpiece! I had to add a touch of romance to the "shelf" because of the products I received in this months kit....they screamed romance! I layered the frames in a haphazard fashion on the chair, added some of my favorite things, like the Prima Clock face, Prima Clock hands and Prima resin bird! I also added a jar filled with the beautiful glitter glass from Renea's shop (that glitter is such a beautiful shade of light vintage pink, even though the title of the color is "Sand" and I couldn't bear to do anything but put it in the tiny jar so that it could be stared at! LOL!) , some descriptive wooden words, a crochet doily that I crocheted myself and some gorgeous vintage lace from Renea's shop! I even created my own mini Romeo and Juliet book to add a couple of music scrolls and a mini Eiffel Tower charm upon. I love the touch of another jar that accidentally "fell over" and the pearls spilled out! The beautiful Cameo, Ivory Chiffon flower, along with the tiny resin flower laying on the metal key, the tiny spoon acting as a drawer pull on the front of the drawer, and the lace heart applique laying atop the wooden heart at the very back of the chair,  all came from Renea's shop as well! The exquisite butterflies (handmade by Renea) finish off the ensemble!   The exact products I used are listed below the pics....which you are about to see next!

Pictures:









Youtube Video:

http://youtu.be/1R8axfpMCEQ

Products I used from Reneabouquets Etsy:
Prima Clock Face
Prima Clock Hands
Prima Resin Birds
Prima Resin Oval Frames
Romantic Trinkets kit (Cameo, Frame, 2 resin flowers, metal charm and miniature spoon)
Timeless Vintage Lace in Ivory
Ivory Chiffon Flowers
Butterflies: Double Layer English Tea Rose, My Romantic Heart
Glitter Glass in Sand

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mixed Media Floating Wall Frame (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I decided to create a page layout on a frame! Possibly nothing genius about the process, except that I wanted the mixed media background to appear to be "watermarked" or "opaque" looking and I wanted it also to be "floating" so that the entire combination would be soft and romantic! For this look, I chose to purchase a floating frame from Walmart. I used paper from the Tim Holtz collection, French Industrial. A beautiful set of papers! I slid this paper, after sewing the perimeter, in between the glass (as opposed to on top of the glass) so that it would have that floating look I was going for. On top of the glass, I used  a Prima crackle stencil with Ranger Texture Paste, Prima Color Bloom spray in Pearl White, Mister Huey's Opaque White mist, some Multi Medium paste with Reneabouquets Glitter Glass in Diamond. Everything but the Mister Huey's Spray and Multi Medium  came from Reneabouquets shop. The sprays really gave me the watermark/opaque look that I was trying to achieve and the glitter glass added the beautiful shimmery softness. Once this look was all achieved, I began simply embellishing on the top of the glass with my photo, Wild Orchid Craft and Prima flowers, Prima products, along with a vintage lace, a beautiful handmade butterfly and a dragonfly from Reneabouquets shop. I will list the exact product I used from Reaneabouquets below the photos! To get to Reneabouquets shop, simply click on the shop link to the right on my sidebar!  Here's the photos:

 
 



Start to Finish Youtube Vid on this Project:




Products I used from Reneabouquets:
Ranger Texture Paste
Prima Clock Face
Prima Clock hands
Prima Color Bloom Spray in Pearl White
Prima Stamp-N-Add Angel Wings
Timeless Vintage Lace in Ivory
Double Layer Vintage Romance Butterflies
Shabby Pink Rose Dragonfly
Glitter Glass in Diamond

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shabby Chic Wall Art (DT Project for ReneaBouquets)

This time around I decided to use an outer frame from a clock to make a beautiful piece of wall art. Of course, I removed the clock mechanism for this project. I used acrylic paint mixed with sand to texture the outside of the frame. For the inside, I used the Authentique and Carta Bella collections for my paper lines. I wanted a project with the colors of aquas and whites so that it would be both shabby and soft. I used a brick mask and Ranger Texture paste (from ReneaBouquets) on the background. While the texture paste was still wet, I added some beautiful ReneaBouquets Chunky Glitter Glass in Diamond to the top of the paste. I then added some homemade shimmer mist using Perfect Pearls Mint shade (which really looks aqua, so it was perfect) to allow the Glitter Glass to stand out just a bit. Then I just began layering with beautiful products from Renea's Shop such as Victorian Days Lace, the exquisite double layer Vintage Romance Butterfly and tons of Prima product. This was a simple project to create, but I think it will look stunning amongst home décor! I will list the products I used from Renea's shop below the pictures. To get to her shop, just click on the link to the right on my sidebar. Here's the pictures:



Start to Finish Youtube Video for this Project:



Products used from ReneaBouquets:

Chunky Glitter Glass in Diamond
Double layer Vintage Romance Butterfly
Victorian Days Lace
Ranger Texture Paste
Prima Resin Swirls
Prima Resin Garden Fountains
Prima Metal Clock Faces
Prima Metal Clock hands
Prima Stamp-N-Add Angel Wings

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Altered Shadow Box (DT Project for SaCrafters.com)

I wanted to create a small shadow box to go with a couple of canvases, so there would be lovely trio for a wall hanging display. I went with a guitar shaped shadow box, as this project is personalized with a senior photo of my niece and she plays every kind of instrument under the sun, but her favorite is the bass guitar. I used tons of Wild Orchid Craft, Prima, and Petaloo flowers. I used a few Prima embellishments, such as the Prima lightbulb, the clock face and clock hands. The wooden embellishments such as the lamp, music note, skeleton clock, street sign, 'Love' word and mini wings all came from SaCrafters.com. I used Recollections paper called Portobello Road, purchased at Micheals Craft Stores. I used Lindys Stamp Gang shimmer spray in Whale Watch Blue and Tim Holtz White Picket Fence Stain for the top of the guitar.  Here's the pics!

 

 
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shabby Chic Altered Wooden Piano (DT Project for SaCrafters)

I could not pass up the chance to altered this 3D Wooden Piano from SaCrafters.com. It comes ready to assemble and is very easy to do so. There is a lot of detail to what I've created, so for this particular project, I'm going to let the pictures do the talking! I will mention that  I used several wooden products from SaCrafters store....from the wooden music notes, to the wood words/sentiments, hot air balloon, wood scroll and wood "xo"! For the paper lines, I used Prima Romance Novel, Prima Time Travelers Memories and a sheet of FabScraps! The resin and metal embellishments all come from Prima as well as some of the flowers. The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I hope you might make one of these for your self! Here are the photos:
 

 
 



 
the YT vid:
 
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas (DT project for ReneaBouquets)

I decided, this time around, to create a mixed media canvas using one of my favorite photos of my niece, Sydnie. I wanted the canvas décor to reflect the quiet, beautiful soul that is at home in my niece.  I chose a soft blue pallet with accents of cream and white. For texture on the canvas, I used a medium from Golden called Fiber Paste and a texture paint that I purchased from Michael's Craft Store. The fiber paste basically looks like the paste that is developed when you are trying to make your own paper. its a really soft, cool look. I used a pallet knife and just used soft stokes laying it down onto the canvas. its overall look is thick and thin in areas which is what I was going for. I did the same with the texture paint. I used several clocks on the canvas to represent her journey through time and all that life has to offer. I used several products by Prima as well as several wood products from Sacrafters.com and the wonderful goodies from Reneabouquets store rounds out the process. I chose to frame the photo with Prima resin window shutters to draw your eye to that area of the canvas and all the other elements fall into place underneath and gently sweeping to the left side, trailing off and letting your eye rest. I hope you enjoy the photos and the Youtube video which shows my entire process of creating this canvas from start to finish!
 


 

the YT vid:
 
 
 
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Reneabouquets Shop-  www.Reneabouquets.com
Reneabouquets Etsy Shop-  www.etsy.com/shop/Reneabouquets
Reneabouquets Facebook Page-   www.facebook.com/ReneabouquetsEtsyShop
 
 
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