Friday, February 18, 2011
I spent some time last weekend working on a fabric kit for Altered Pages. This is the result of my first attempt. Altered Pages' website is going through renovations and while some kits and products are available now, a grand reopening is coming soon with new kits and collage sheets available then.
The winner of the paper heart hanging is.........................
Diane - Lavender Dreamer....... I'll be contacting you shortly. Thanks for all the comments. Please come back and visit again!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Victorian teal acrylic paint was used on a paper mache heart to create the base for this valentine ornament. The image is from Altered Pages (Valentine Messages 1 #AP 1930). I crackled the paint and finished the piece off with buttons. Sweet and simple...
Sunday, February 6, 2011
With Valentine's Day approaching, I couldn't resist making a banner to display for the occasion.
Each banner measures 5.5" at the top and is 8.25" inches tall.
A product called Paper Paint by Tulip was used to add details. I've had these paints in my stash for years and don't know if they're still available or not. I'm sure there's other products that would work just as well.
The letters began as raw chipboard painted with black acrylic paint. I sprayed them with adhesive and coated them with a fine black glitter. It was a bit messy and pre-glittered would be a nice substitute.
Each banner was embellished with a felt flower cut using a metal die.
This closeup gives another example of the paper paint. The small squeeze tip is perfect for creating patterns. Baby silver metallic ric-rac also adorns the banners.
More glitter....can you ever have too much glitter?
This felt flower was blanket stitched and it's my favorite way to finish the flowers. So, what are you making for Valentine's Day? I'd love for you to leave a link to your blog! Later...