All Posts from July, 2011
I was playing with the awesomest album ever!! I was a lucky gal that received the Timeless Tabs Album and i LOVE it.
I’m going to tease you guys a bit because I can’t quite share this whole album yet. So you will HAVE to come back on my next blog posting day to see the finished project!!
I started out with a little tearing. I peeled away some areas to expose the corrugation and then i painted over it with Gesso so i would have a great surface to apply some glimmer mist to.
After letting the gesso dry i used some of the new Tattered Angels Twinkle Toes Glimmer Glam and painted over the areas that i tore away.
Then i misted over the whole thing with Mallard glimmer mist and a touch of Cherry Cola glimmer chalkboard.
I also used some of the Fleur de Lis Basically Embellies and coated it with Cherry Cola glimmer Chalkboard several times to get myself a nice rich red.
you see how nice the chipboard takes the chalkboard paint?!
ok…so come back soon and see the rest…
I LOVE cupcakes. However, it’s been awhile since I’ve actually made any. The Stack-a-Bellies Cupcakes solved that problem. I was able to re-create cupcakes I made for a past Valentine’s Day. In fact, I even used the same supplies to make the cupcake embellishments for my layout.
I took a new cupcake liner I used for the cupcakes and cut it up, adhering it to the bottom half of the cupcake with Mod Podge. (Tip: Cut the cupcake liner in half, put Mod Podge on the chipboard, then place the liner on top. The liner will go over the edges – trim when dry.) For the frosting on the cupcakes, I used the felt tops since they looked like the cream cheese frosting I put on my real cupcakes. The cupcake sprinkles are actual sprinkles that I used on the real cupcakes – I liked the dimension they added to my embellishments. A little bit of Mod Podge helped adhere them to the felt. (Note: This was a bit messy – not recommended, but it was the only adhesive I had nearby.)
I also used a Bare Basic felt heart on my layout. With a little bit of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Red Velvet, I sprayed the felt heart to blend in with the colors of the rest of the layout. A big button and a bit of ric-rack spruce up the heart.
So no baking involved with this layout, but still a delicious looking cupcake treat! Have a great weekend!
Today I have a simple flower tutorial that packs a lot of punch. I was working with the large canvas pennants a few weeks ago and they were sort of fanned out on my table and I had a light bulb moment. Why not turn them into a flower? So I did and loved the result!
Step 1 – Start with eight of the large canvas pennants.
Step 2 – Using your ink sprays, use several colors and thoroughly saturate each of the canvas pennants. I used Ranger’s Adirondack Color Wash. At this point, you have a couple of options. If you want a bold, striking color, set the pennants aside to dry. If you want a more muted, faded look, take the pennants to your sink and give them a quick rinse. The ones in the picture below have been rinsed.
Step 3 – Take the right hand point of the pennant and fold it to the left. Take your finger and slightly crease the fold line. The canvas will hold the crease so there’s no need for adhesive. Continue this process for all eight of the pennants.
Step 4 – Cut out an approximate two inch circle. It does not have to be exact as it will be completely covered. Using a hot glue gun, start layering and adhering the pennants to the circle. I found a hot glue gun was the was the easiest way to go since it dries so quickly.
Step 5 – Once all the pennants are adhered, you should have something similar to this.
Step 6 – Adhere a layering or netting or tulle using the hot glue gun. I used a four inch circle of netting that was just cut by hand. I didn’t feel the need to have an exact circle. The unevenness of the circle just adds to the distressed feel of the flower.
Step 7 – Ink up two of the Basically Bare Basics Felt Flowers. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze for the base color and Ranger Distress Ink to add a bit contrast.
Step 8 – Using a hot glue gun, attach the two felt flowers. While the hot glue is still hot and pliable, take the eraser end of a pencil the press down in the middle of the flower and hold for a few seconds until the glue sets up. This will make the petals stand up.
Step 9 – Add a flower center and voila, the flower is complete.
The finished flower using the larger pennants is approximately five inches. If you were to use the small canvas pennants, the finished flower would be approximately three inches. Or you could layer the small pennants on top of the large pennants. So many different options!
Have fun with your embellishments and let your imagination run wild. You just never know where it might lead you.
I created this canvas using the Basically Bare Flower packs, I have painted the flowers and leaves with various Tattered Angels Glimmer Glams which are perfect for this mix of mediums,especially they acrylic pieces as the glams are adhesive based and not water based.
Here is a close up so you can see the dimension a bit better.
I am excited as I know that a couple of new Basically Bare albums are on their way to me!!!
I thought I would also share this layout which I did recently for the sketch inspiration over at their website here!
Thanks for looking!
This week, like last week, I’ve got a cubicle decorating project to share. As I mentioned last time, since you’re limited on space in most cubes, your decorations should be functional whenever possible.
The cork board is covered with paper and embellished with ribbon, pearl trim, and a Basically Embellies dress form. It’s also got some chipboard Basically Bare flowers which were inked and then coated with Crackle Accents. The flower centers are little bits from the wedding section of the local craft store.
The dress form was embellished with faux flowers and leaves. I’ve done something similar on a prior project. This is one of my main time saving craft tricks. Whenever I make something like this, I usually “assembly line” a few of them. I don’t make them exactly the same, but I make a few while I have all of the supplies out, so that they’re ready to go the next time I need something to go on a card or a project. It’s much easier than dragging out all of the supplies several times.
Thanks as always for stopping by!
Jamie P here and I’m back today showing a fun way to distress the Basically Embellies Acrylic Hearts. But first, let’s start from the beginning with the card background.
Using craft cardstock, spritz with a couple different colors of Smooch sprays. Once the cardstock is completely dry, ink a star background stamp with Perfect Medium and stamp the entire piece of cardstock. Working quickly while the Perfect Medium is still wet, use a small paint brush and apply gold Perfect Pearls over the stamped areas.
Set the cardstock aside because now it’s time to work on the hearts.
Painting on acrylic pieces can be tricky as the surface is super smooth and there’s nothing for the paint to grab onto. However, there are a few tricks to work around this problem. First, I took a piece of sandpaper and roughed up the top surface of the hearts and then painted on a thin layer of Liquitex Clear Gesso. The gesso will create a rough surface for the paint to grab on to. Next, I applied a layer of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint and waited (not so patiently) for that to dry. Once the paint was dry, I applied a thin coat of Liquitex Gel Medium, which will seal in the paint so it won’t chip off. As an added bonus, the gel medium provides a smooth finish layer which allowed me to stamp on top of the cracked surface.
So until next time, keep thinking outside the box. Just because things aren’t supposed to work together, like paint and acrylic, doesn’t mean it’s not possible.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things
Have I told you yet how much I love love love the Dress Forms from Basically Bare??? So many options when it comes to altering them and they always turn out beautiful. Recently I created a layout for the TAAFOMFT challenge blog and I knew that I had to create a white dress with blue satin sash. So out came my Helmar adhesive spray and a few different types of White glitter. Then an easy 2 piece pleat around the waist and finishing it with a very small bow. I just love how this little dress turned out and it was truly super easy to create. So here it is…
Isn’t that the sweetest little white dress? Here is a close up for you to really see the glitter.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fantastic week.
i missed my last blog post due to a family emergency but i’m back now and i’m feeling crafty…
I needed something to make me feel cheery and these fun embellishments were just the ticket.
I painted my small wood canvas frame with the new Cherry Cola Glimmer chalkboard, painted the Basically Bare Basics Flowers with glimmer chalk and painted with glimmer glam to give them tons of sparkle. These chipboard elements hold the Tattered Angels paints amazingly! A true match made in heaven.
I used a canvas banner along the top and i left it plain on purpose because i wanted to use the natural color. These banners came in 3 different sizes in felt, chipboard and canvas. One of my favorite pieces that Basically Bare makes is the dressform. Can you really have too many of these? NOPE! I painted it white and then glued my pretty ribbons on as a skirt and then used twinkle toes glimmer glam on the “bare” areas to add that extra oomph of sparkle. My photo doesn’t do this box justice the red color is very deep, as is the blue.
here is a shot of the glimmer glam dress form.
Thanks for stopping by.