Is it too late to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR?
No, of course it isn't!
I hope that you all made it happily into 2016?
As you may have noticed there have been some additions to the Visible Image design team following a DT Call late last year. Poor Helen and Mark had a really tough time selecting the successful candidates, the submissions were phenomenal.
2016 will see even more fabulous new stamps and stuff (yes, 'stuff', but I am not allowed to expand on that just yet) coming from Visible Image. You are going to have to watch this space. Top tip: head over to the Facebook group and you will hear all the latest news as it happens.
Right, on to my first project for 2016. I am known for my hoarding of useful bits and pieces and I have used an empty chocolate box tray for my piece today.
Naturally, I forgot to take a 'before' shot.
I started by covering the whole thing with a layer of tissue paper just t block out the dark printing on the original box. I used a 50:50 mix of water and PVA glue.
Next I coloured some more tissue paper with Brusho paints in shades of blue, teal and lime. When all the pieces were dry I smothered them with more of the glue/water mix and pasted them onto the box. I deliberately made wrinkles and folds to add interest.
I waited for this to dry completely and then used a PVA glue with a mica content as a top coat. I have had this glue for years, no really, years and I am not sure where I got it from. I suppose you could use mica powder or a mica mister to add the sheen. Experiment! That is what it is all about.
Just to add even more shine, I applied some silver gilding ax very carefully to the raised folds and wrinkles around the frame.
Using black embossing powder I then stamped the INKognito butterfly onto a piece of heat resistant acetate the was cut to fir exactly into the frame. I also stamped the sentiment in black and a normal butterfly with a teal sparkle embossing powder onto more pieces of acetate.
The butterfly was cut out and stuck over the black one using a clear silicone gel. The sentiment was stuck along the bottom of the frame attached to the sides.
This was a long project as there was a lot of drying time but sometimes it is nice to do something that isn't instant.
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See you in a fortnight for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy yourself, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
Happy Days! Kim