Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

3D Stenciled Embellishments

One of the easiest projects I've been really getting into lately is making 3D designs using my templates.  I know it is hard to see from this picture, but you'll have to trust me, there is some depth in that design.  This project is so super easy that I just had to share it with you.

Here are the supplies you are going to need:
  • Bowl, Pan or anything that you can use for glitter
  • Stencil - mine is from Layers of Color
  • Light Molding Paste - mine is by Golden
  • Palette Knife - you could use an old credit card, or a sturdy piece of chipboard if you don't have a knife
  • Glitter
  • Item that you want to embellish.  Mine is a Christmas tree for a page I'm working on.
  • Non-Stick Craft Mat
  • Masking Tape
Step 1
Put your card stock on your non-stick craft mat and position your template until the design is where you want it.  Use masking tape to secure the template to your craft mat.

Step 2

Using your palette knife, very carefully spread the molding paste over your stencil.  Something really important to note: when you are working with a stencil, especially one with an intricate design, the template may have a tendency to lift up making it so that your paste goes underneath the template.  For this reason I will first put a thicker coat over the project and not apply a lot of pressure.  Think of putting frosting on your cake.  Then I will carefully and slowly begin to wipe of the paste until there is an even layer over the template.  

Now very gently hold your stencil and remove your tape.  You don't want to jiggle the template or it will smear your design.  Now begin to lift off your template.  Your project may stick to the bottom so very slowly peel away your project.  Now put it in your work tray and sprinkle with glitter.  Do not press the glitter in place.  Lift your project and tap off the excess glitter.

Set your project aside to dry and harden.  The paste is pretty thin so it shouldn't take more that 20 minutes. It helps to make your project first and then while it is drying you begin work on the rest of your page. 

This is such a versatile project.  You can mix in some color to your molding paste prior to using it, you can use Perfect Pearls or Pearl Ex, ink it, mist it....the list goes on.  Use your imagination but most of all open up a jar and just play.  Have fun and thanks for stopping by!!

1 comment:

LISA said...

Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!! Your techniques are fab and those flowers!!!!! I love them!!!! You have just inspired me. The LO as a whole is simply divine!!! Beautiful!!! Love it to pieces!!!!