Monday, July 9, 2012
Here I am again with another Ten Second Studio VerDay patina project.
I love to make things out of free items. This super cool box was made out of a cigar box the local smoke shop gave me for free. This project was so simple to make!
TSS pure copper (not the art copper)
Large size seed beads
Glass Fleur de lis
Copper acrylic paint
TSS mold or embossing folder
Humongo double sided tape
Paint your cigar box with copper paint.
I like to do this so if any edges peak through they will blend in with the copper. Now set this aside to dry.
Cut your copper to the dimensions of your cigar box.
Now you want to emboss your pieces of copper. I used a TSS mold (#BDAD-10a)
It is one of their big daddy molds.
Attach Humongo tape to the back of each copper piece. Then peel back tape and attach to each side of your cigar box.
Time to add a little patina! I used a foam brush to saturate the copper with the VerDay patina. Set it aside for a little while.
Step four a second look:
Here is what the patina looks like after twenty minutes or so.
Here is the patina after setting overnight. Look how dark and rich it looks after a few hours. I am loving all of the different shades of green and aqua.
I glued my Fleur de lis in the center of the box using glassy accents. Then filled the area around it in with seed beads.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
For this hop n' swap I created three projects. A 2"x2" shadow box featuring none other than Bunnicula, a sweet little Bunnicula necklace and last but not least a box to house it all.
Shadow box: I used chipboard to build the box and layered multiple pictures of Bunnicula to give him a 3-D look. Then I embellished, soldered, and added a nice black patina to give it a bit of a vintage look.
Necklace: I used my favorite close to my heart alphabet stamps for the charm. Then colored it in by using watercolor paints and Twinkling H20 to give it a shimmer.
Finished it off by soldering and adding a black patina to age it and add that vintage look.
Box: Oh yes, I loved creating this gift box! Why you ask? Because it was made out of a Toffifee candy box and I had to eat all of the candy before I could make it. Lol
My husband Andy might have had a hand in helping with that chore. I used torn craft paper and a page out of an actual Bunnicula book.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
First up we have a mini book filled with the "How to survive a zombie apocalypse" brought to us by the CDC! Yes, kids I am not joking. If you visit the Center for Disease Control's web site they have a plan in place in case Zombies ever attack! See I told you it could happen!!!
Photo's from the CDC web site
Dylusions; Spray Inks- red, green, yellow, pink, orange
Dylusions; Stencils - Letter Jumble - 9x12"
Dylusions; Rubber Stamps - Dependable Dotty
Maya road black laceOld bookChip board
Last but not least a Zombie angel tag
April Smeared and Smudged Member Hop
FRIDAY THE 13th PHOBIA!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
So wreathapolooza 2012 is in the works! In the mean time.........
I love after Christmas shopping and can not pass up a bargain! For 2012 I decided to change the Christmas decor in the family room to red, green, and gold with a Santa Claus theme. So the day after Christmas I started hitting the stores for those 1/2 price must have ornaments, wreaths, ribbon, garlands, and other holiday embellishments.