Tips and Techniques:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
When we lived in North Carolinas, a snow deep enough to play in was a rare event. Here is one of those times. The children and I built a snowman complete with hat, scarf, stone eyes, and carrot nose. We built him in the front yard and received many honks and thumbs up as we worked. This is one of those rare photos where I am out from behind the camera along with our youngest daughter, Maria. Such a fun day way back then.
You saw this page during my ScrapThat! January Reveal, but I wanted to share some details. I had so much fun creating with the gorgeous ScrapThat! January kit!!
ScrapThat! Main Kit, FAO, EAO
Tips and Techniques:
Crocheted Snowflakes ~ As you probably know I'm a life long crafter. So when I went to a crop recently, and one of the gals was teaching some beginning crochet skills, she found a snowflake pattern for me. I know the basic stitches, but tend to get stuck reading patterns. Alison helped me through the pattern, and once I got it, I kind of went crazy crocheting snowflakes. The large one with the button and the smaller one on the left of the photo topped with a rose are the same pattern, just different size crochet thread and hooks. I also made a crocheted snowflake ornament for each of our children for their trees by stiffening them and adding a hanger loop. The embellishment add-on kit contained the BoBunny Powder Mountain Buttons, so perfect to embellish this flake. You can go to Red Heart Yarn for the free pattern download for this snowflake.
Altered Prima Flowers ~ The aqua Prima flowers in the FAO Kit were a bit bright for this page, so I spritzed them with sapphire glimmer mist and then edged with the white chalk ink included in the kit. I also used my round nose pliers to open them up and roll the petals back. While most everything on this page is from the kit or handcrafted, the Prima "US" bulb is from my personal stash.
Inking ~ The base paper behind the punched edges is the Sugar Double Dot paper which is white. I applied several layers of distress ink to get the graded color below the border punched edges.
White Fabric Flowers ~ These flowers are easy to make. Just cut out circles of sheer fabric - each circle a little larger. They don't need to be perfect - just rough cut. Then melt the edges slightly over a tea light candle flame. A pair of tweezers helps keep your fingers from getting too hot. As the edges melt, the fabric forms a cupped shape. Just put a dab of glue in the center of each circle and glue together. Once dry, I used my hole piercer to put a hole in the center to pull the stamens through. Pull the stamen cords to one side and adhere with a dab of glue. Trim off the excess. Once dry you can arrange the stamens. I used 5 for each flower. These gorgeous stamens came in the kit. and I knew they would be just perfect for these flowers.
Modeling Paste Flourish ~ I mixed micro beads into the modeling paste before applying it over the stencil, then while wet sprinkled some more on top for some nice texture and shimmer.
Embossing Powder Snow ~ Stampendous Fran-tage has some amazing embossing powders and mica flakes. I sprinkled a mixture across the page and heat set from below.
Handcrafted Rose/Crochet Snowflake ~ A close-up of the smaller hand crocheted snowflake with one of my roses created with the Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms Spellbinder dies. I used the Denim Dot paper and inked with the white chalk ink included in the kit.
Embossed Snowflake ~ I punched this snowflake, applied clear embossing ink and covered with Ranger holographic embossing powder. While still hot, I sprinkled more powder on and heated again until I had layered on three coats of powder.
Buttons ~ I layered on the BoBunny buttons from the kit and clustered with the snowflake buttons. I also added some of the BoBunny Jewel rhinestones from the EAO Kit.
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~ Blessings ~