Friday, October 31, 2014

Mixed Media Wall Decor (DT Project for ReneaBouquets)

This is a design team project for ReneaBouquets!  I turned a premade wood slat board that I purchased from a local scrapbook store into a wall décor piece featuring a favorite wedding photo of mine! I used Marion Smith's new collection, Romance Chapter 2 as well as some ephemera pieces from Tim Holtz and Pink Paislee. I printed my picture onto an inkjet transparency and added it on top of some of the beautiful paper so that the design of the paper shines through the transparency. I love doing this effect! I distressed all the edges of the beautiful papers with the Prima Distress tool and then ran each piece through my sewing machine. I added tons of Prima, Petaloo and Wild Orchid Craft flowers in colors of blues, pinks, greens and creams. I layered tons of yummy embellishments by Prima, a pair of Melissa Frances Resin Wings, some favorite wood pieces/quotes, added tons of texture using Ranger Texture Paste and Liquitex Glass Bead texture gel. I added additional color using Prima Color Bloom Sprays in Cotton Candy and Tea Stain. You can find the Prima Color Bloom sprays at Renea's shop, as well as the Ranger Texture Paste, Prima Resin Birds,  Prima Resin Frames, Crochet Lace in a natural color, and the Tiny Treasures Pink Bubblegum Butterflies.  Here's the pics, followed by the YT vid, which is a start to finish process since there is too much to explain in detail with just words! Enjoy!


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Altered Book/Clock

Here is another design team project for The Piece By Piece!! I used beautiful laces, resin pieces, candy gems and a chipboard hot air balloon from the shop. They added the perfect touch!  This time around I decided to pull out one of my many favorite paper lines (LOL) to work with...Marion Smith's Mad Tea Party. I also wanted this piece to be whimsical and fun, but still have a I added a working clock! How I had to add the clock and how the clock battery mechanism is hidden in the book is a little difficult to explain, so you'll have to watch the YouTube video to get an explanation that you can see! I have to say, I love how I used a tiny little spoon charm that I bent into a "handle" to open the book with to gain access the clock! I just thank that's cute!  I did tons of layering with the products, because I wanted the elements to "pop" off the page, so to if you are reading a good story and the words pop off the page!! To add more texture to the piece, I used a product by Liquitex called Glass Bead texture gel! I love it! Tiny little glass beads in a gel that turns transparent after it dries....super fun to use! Here's the pics!!


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About The Piece by Piece
The Piece by Piece is an art and craft supply store on Etsy.  Beverly Ybarra, store owner sources her unique laces, trims and ribbons from all over the world, including France, one of her favorite supply sources.  Some of Beverly's favorite local suppliers include Graphic 45 and Prima, so you are sure to find their products at TPBP. 
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