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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Monday, May 23, 2011

Sweet - Round Robin Week 3

Week 3 Round Robin challenge at Swirlydoos.  I was inspired by so many things from the two pages I got to follow.  The design was beautiful.  There were two background papers layered and distressed, there was misting and masking and gorgeous florals.  As usual I did move things around and added my fingerprint to this week's lift. 

I used up the last bit of paper from Swirlydoo's May kit.  I really wanted to try and create depth and dimension to this page.  Rather than layering two backgrounds papers I decided to use this beautiful scalloped chipboard frame from Dusty Attic and cut a second background paper to go most of the way around it.  I used pop dots to glue them down so that they came off of the page and created a shallow shadow box.

I really wanted to stay with soft, warm colors that come from similar pallets.  I decided to paint my chipboard with a base of brown paint.  I went over it in Picket Fence Distress Paint.  Then, I went over it in Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I let that dry for a few minutes then lightly misted it with water and again, let it sit a minute before I wiped it off.  This gave the ink time to sink in to the cracks.  I decided to dry bush the edges with some white paint.

I used a garden gate mask from Tattered Angels and misted it into place.  Camilla Ekman made the first page for our team and she used this.  I really loved the way it looked so I kept it on my lift.

I used my favorite Martha Stewart deep edge punch and added some vintage trim down the center.  I pleated the bottom lace to give it some dimension.

I love this chipboard vine from Dusty Attic.  I misted it in two shades of green then took some smooch paint and painted the stems and highlighted the leaves.  

I really love these flowers from Petaloo.  They are from the Mulberry Street collection.  They were also originally white.  I painted magical mica on them and then highlighted them with Fairy Dust glitter in a few places.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Carla said...

WOWSERS, wonderful job.............so much detail.................love it!

Robin Shakoor said...

This is amazingly beautiful! I love those flowers!

Shona said...

this is just gorgeous and that DA frame is amazing :) wow