Welcome to Day 2 of our exciting blog hop. We have been busy playing with our new products and are having lots of fun! Yesterday we had an exciting line up of designers who showcased eclectic Paperie Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. Today the inspiration continues with more amazing projects. It’s so much fun to see all the beautiful creations and we are excited to share another exciting day with you. Go ahead and come on in to Day 2 of our blog hop and make sure to enter for a chance to win an amazing prize.
First we’d like to share a little bit about the two companies…
eclectic Paperie is a different breed of craft store, conceived as more than just a place where you can purchase supplies, we believe in the strength of collaboration, in coming together and sharing with like-minded crafters. Our goal is to offer a mixed media marketplace where a generation of artists can congregate, explore, imagine, and inspire one another.
We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Make sure to stop by and visit each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packages from eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle valued
at $25. You have until Friday, June 27th to enter. The winners will
be announced on both blogs on Saturday, June 28th. You must leave a comment on all blogs.
So onto my project !
I've been wanting to use a Ten Seconds Studio mold that I've had for ages so when my metal arrived I knew where I was headed ! Unfortunately, I don't have step x step photos for this project as time was tight and I needed to get it finished in time. The frame is just an ordinary wooden one and I've removed the glass then painted it with Stone Fresco Finish paint. I dried the paint then added a coat of Crackle Glaze and once that was dry dabbed Moccha Mousse Fresco Finish paint over the top with Cut 'n' Dry foam. I sanded a little of the top layer off and then used a little French Roast Fresco Finish around the corners.
I used a piece of the Precious Pearl metal and used the Ten Seconds Studio mold, when I had finished refining it I then painted the detail using Luminarte Silk paints. I decided the metal looked too clean against the shabby frame so I used a baby wipe and lightly wiped some paint around the painted detail.
The flower is made using Tim Holtz' Tattered Floral die, I cut 4 large flowers 2 from Brushed Bronze and 2 from Brushed Copper. I then cut 2 more one of each colour using the smaller flower on the same die. I then embossed them using the Tim Holtz folder from the honeycomb set. Then I rubbed Timber Stazon ink over the raised surface. The centre of the flower is made by die cutting the small flower and then using scissors to cut thin strips toward the centre of the flower. The result is that the metal naturally curls up ! I used the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die for the foliage and cut it from the Brushed Bronze metal. The two words are from the Wendy Vecchi License Plate Art set and are stamped with black Archival onto white card that I've lightly brushed with paint.
I hope you can join us on our blog hop !