Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Heraldry Plaques

I created this set of plaques with a man's office or den in mind.  The new Spellbinders S4-300 Heraldry set seemed perfect with the diamond paper from Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman Collection.  I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks to add some aging to it as well as the mats.  Each one is layered on craft foil and dark green Bazzill.  They're mounted on masonite. 

The Heraldry pieces are cut from copper color craft foil.  I love how intricate they are! 

I added the "H" on the center plaque by first stamping with StazOn on the front of my embossed wings piece.  Then I outlined it with a fine stylus for metal embossing....a good substitute is a dry ball point pen. Next, I worked on the back side with a paper stump to emboss the letter (an embossing stylus would work, too).  I added the texture around it with it face up placed over a piece of window screen and rubbed with a paper stump.   

Each of the Heraldry pieces were rubbed with black acrylic paint to define the embossing with the excess wiped off.  Then I sanded them a bit to reveal some of the silver color...a great technique for embossed colored foil. 

Each emblem is mounted with foam tape on mats cut with Labels Four #4,5; Labels Five #5; Labels Nine #4.  I added 3 tiny copper brads above the wings plaque and there's a silver one at the top of the emblem.
 Bazzill paper

Spellbinders S4-300 Heraldry
Spellbinders S4-190 Labels Four #4,5
Spellbinders S4-229 Labels Five #5
Spellbinders S4-233 Labels Nine #4
Spellbinders F-004 Copper Premium Craft Foil
Spellbinders W-001 Wizard
Graphic 45 A Proper Gentelman's Collection
JustRite Times New Roman "H"
Creative Impressions Mini Round Fasteners
Ranger Distress ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Masonite: 2 - 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"; 1 - 5" x 5 1/2"
Happy Creating!


Margie H said...

This is such a handsome set, Judy! Can't wait to get home and do some creating with my set!

Also, thanks for the comforting words about my father...still in LA and he's on the LONG road to recovery. xo

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Love this gorgeous creation you made with those dies! Wow!

Daniel Askeland said...


I just must have those dies!

>> Daniel

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful set Judy! I love all the distressing!

Chipchick said...

These are fabulous!!!!!