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, August 22, 2011

Hope Chest - featuring Petaloo

Soooooo, I got my hands on Glitz's new paper line, Beautiful Dreamer and I knew immediately that flowers from Petaloo's Devon collection would be perfect!  This is my loose interpretation of the September sketch from Flying Unicorn.  Did you know that Petaloo's Devon collection of flowers is made from recycled cotton and silk?  How cool is that?!  I chose the Bristol flowers in white, pink and fuschia.  They really look perfect with this paper.

I chose to use a dress form made by Dusty Attic to keep with my girly theme.  I painted it using an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Snow Cap.  Then I used a "stone wall" stamp to give my clock rub on from 7 Gypsies a background and some depth. I glued a small black feather to where a dress bussel would normally be.  I finished it off by hugging it with more Bristol flowers.  

I really love the nested frames and corner bracket from Dusty Attic.  I painted both the nested frame and the corner bracket in Snow Cap.  Then I used Tattered Rose Distress Paint on the frame and finished it off by lightly embossing it with Bridal Embossing powder by Ranger.  When you emboss over crackle paint it really emphasizes the texture made by the crackle.  I used some Chestnut Roan to highlight some of the edges on the bracket and then embossed that as well.

I have these kraft envelopes in my stash that have been jumping out of my drawer begging to be used!  I first lightly painted it using Snow Cap.  Then I misted over it with a golden walnut colored mist whose name escapes me at the moment LOL.  I let the mist pool up and then let it soak in and dry on its own.  Adirondack's paint dabbers act as a resist so you really need to be patient and not mess with the mist.  It won't all sink in, but it gave me enough of a tint that I was happy with it.  After it dried I crinkled it up a bit and broke down some of the paper fibers making sure to give myself some wrinkles.  I used some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to highlight the edges and wrinkles.  I then used some Memento ink and a few small stamps to give the envelope some additional visual interest.  Finally I added some lace and a metal butterfly and I was done.

Thanks for stopping by!!  I have some Miss Art's news coming up in a few days!  Stay tuned. :)

XO, Lisa


Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is just beautiful! The flowers are superb and the colours just gorgeous. Well done. I love it.

Lizzyc said...

hi.. this is stunning.. it looks so beautiful..

Kim said...

STUNNING!! I love all the little details you added.

tracy said...

What a beautiful layout. I love looking at your layouts and how you layer your pieces. Just such a wonderful effect. All the colors and textures as well as little details that make your layouts very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Tracy

Bente Fagerberg said...

Love your beautiful layered page.
The work on the dress form and the envelope is so inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

JustYolie said...

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Beverly Sams said...

Gorgeous, as always! love the little envelope and frame...oh heck, Love all of it!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous! I love this layout! The embossing on the da frame is stunning!