As promised, here is the lowdown on how I made the embellishments for the workshop projects in yesterday's post.
The dress form is cut from Grungeboard or heavy cardstock using the Tim Holtz Alterations Sewing Room die and painted black. You then need to cut just the dress part of the form in metal and emboss it using his Flourish Texture Fade or similar. This then gets a swipe or two of Eco Green Crafts Black, and either Orchid or Lake acrylic paint, left until partially dry, and wiped away again with a soft cloth to reveal some of the metal base - I left the blue version a little longer than I intended lol!
I painted the scissors Studio 490 Art Part with Ranger's Silver Acrylic Paint Dabber and when dry, stamped it with the scissors from Studio 490's Art by Hand LCS068 plate with Ranger's Black Archival Ink, heat setting it to avoid smudges. It is one of these occasions when it is easier to ink the stamp, leave it face up on the desk and then carefully press the Art Part onto the stamp.
The cotton reels are a mix of the Sewing room and Mini Sewing Room dies cut in Grungeboard or heavy cardstock and covered in scraps of the paper with some threads and trimmings from my stash wound on.
The buttons were again die cut and covered in the same way with cotton tied through the holes - I hate to see buttons without threads in the centre, silly really lol!
Trimmings from my stash were added to the top edge of each frame, and finally here is another peek at both finished projects.
These were popular workshop projects at Snazzy's, very different to last week's, which is typical of the variety we offer on our regular Tuesday evening dip into mixed media. I hope if this inspires you to give it a go you will share the results with us - I love to see what eveyone else is making!
We are off to Manchester Central for the Creative Crafts Show this week so if you are going, do pop along to Stand C12 to say hello, and see these projects and many others IRL.
Take care xx