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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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Altered Chest of Drawers

The Technique Kit that was offered with our March Swirlydoos kit was this lovely chest of drawers made by Kaiser Craft.  I really had a great time making this. 



While I was working on this it took on a life of its own. I had plans to make this lavish and lush little chest of drawers, but once I saw the text paper that came in the kit everything went out the window. My personal (home) style is very laid back and casual. I live in a house that was built in the late 1790's by farmers, so it is very simple. This chest of drawers more matches my style; vintage, warm and little worn by time.


I went with crackle paint that I inked with vintage photo and peeled paint. Misted it with water so that the ink could get into the cracks.   I also added alcohol ink to two of those cute little bottles so that they stood out a little bit more; more like depression glass.




I used sterling silver embossing powder and yellow perfect pearls on the candelabra.




















Then I took an old lapel pin and made a mold for UTEE. I poured bronze UTEE into the molds and when they came out I used Emerald and Pearl Perfect Pearls powder to age them so that they matched the really cute little pocket watch.


I am using mine for odds and ends from my scrap table. Things like small transparencies that I have stamped, extra flowers from cutting dies, and small DA pieces. Here's to hoping that my cats don't destroy it!

I hope that I have inspired you to give this a try.  The Technique Kit comes with the chest, patterned paper (not just what you see on mine), coordinating colored paper, velvet paper, pearls, the pocket watch, little glass vials, the candelabra, the dangling jewels and more!!!! Hop on over to Swirlydoos and snag one.


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  

XO, Lisa

5 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful! I love all the detail work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrap Vamp said...

Absolutely stunning and it looks pretty lush to me!

Shona said...

this is just amazing!!!!!! wow!!!!!!

Robin Shakoor said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love it! You can go ahead and put it in the mail...I should get it by Monday! lol.

Carla said...

Wow, all I can say is WOW....................totally stunning!