Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Girly Denim Frame

Have you seen Spellbinders Explore Blog? So much inspiration beyond projects!!!

My Girly Denim Frame....

....was featured on February 10. You can find all the directions in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery.

Have a super Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Turquoise Heart Charm Bracelet

Have you seen SpellbindersNEW Media MiXage products? 
This line includes bezels and blanks with matching die templates, metals, papers and more!  All developed in collaboration with jewelry artist, Susan Lenart Kazmer.   Awesome stuff!!!!  I love it all!
Check out Spellbinders Explore Beyond Idea Gallery for some extraordinary projects and inspiration using Medai MiXage products!

Today, I have a bracelet to show you with one of the new bezels.......

a heart charm. I love the shape of it!!!!   This one is the smallest heart in the set of MB1-005 Hearts One - Bronze.  The same size is also available in a set of five, MB1-505 Hearts One - BR 5PK

My bracelet is copper color.  The bezel was bronze. I wanted the bezel to be copper!  So I used a combination of products to make it copper colored.  I started with a copper nail polish.  Then I added a patina paint.  Lastly, I used copper Baroque Art Gilders Paste.  This is a new product to me.  It's almost like paste shoe polish.  It adds a wonderful faux metallic finish to paper, wood, metal, clay, and more.    (It's the same product I used on the tag I posted last week.)  I'm certain I'll be using it on more projects!!!
Okay, back to the heart bezel.....  The turquoise heart is cut from Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Crafts Design.  It's a mylar type product.  I cut out the heart with MD1-005 Hearts One die template #1 (#1 being the smallest).    A perfect fit for the bezel!!!  So easy!
Next, I embossed a portion of a flower on the heart with Spellbinders EL-005 Splendid M-Bossabilities folder.  I sanded it lightly to reveal a silver color.  I added a little pink gem to the center.  I also cut a heart the same size from craft foam.  I glued it in the bezel with the turquoise heart over it. I wanted the turquoise heart to be closer to the surface so the foam is just a spacer. 
Finally, I filled the bezel with Ice Resin!!!  That's the magic!  Crystal clear jewelers' grade resin!  It really makes the mylar pop in this heart.  My Ice Resin was starting to set up when I poured this heart which is why there are tiny bubbles in the resin.  Normally, I would have been frustrated by that but I like the bubbles in this charm!

I made the bracelet with chain I found at a craft store.  It's about 7 1/2" long.  I added a toggle clasp to the chain ends.  The heart is connected to the bracelet with a link from the chain. 
Really, this isn't very hard!  If the ICE Resin scares you, there are other products that you can use such as UTEE or Glossy Accents.  A little different look that's all. 

Spellbinders MB1-005 Hearts One - Bronze
Spellbinders MD1-005 Hearts One (die template)
Spellbinders EL-005 Splendid M-Bossabilities
Elizabeth Craft Designs - SHimmer Sheetz
ICE Resin
Want2Scrap - Pink Gem
Copper chain
Copper Toggle Clasp
Copper Nail Polish
Ranger Patina
Baroque Art - Copper Gilders Paste
Craft foam

Watch for Spellbinders Media MiXage products in your LSS or craft store! 

I hope you've enjoyed your visit here!!!! I love sharing creative projects!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An Embossed and Gilded Tag

I finally took time this evening to make something just for my blog!!!  It's been a very long time.......  Thanks and big hugs to all my loyal followers who haven't given up on me!!!

So tonight I set out to do a quick tag..... 

The embossing was quick!  The rest was a bit more involved!

I used one of Spellbinders new 3D M-Bossabilities folders to emboss a manilla tag!  The embossing is amazing!  Very deep!  This pattern is E3D-005 Ornamental Swirls.  The folder embosses a 5 x 7" area.  I used just the bottom of it for my tag.  At the top I embossed lines using just a portion of EL-026 Framed Petite Labels (not 3D).  Okay, that was the easy part!!!

Next, I rubbed on Baroque Art Gilders Paste.  I just recently added a few of these to my stash.  The shine is amazing after buffing. I don't think they were exactly developed for paper but they work! 

I started with Patina.
Then I added Blue Iris......
Pretty cool!  Except I didn't exactly like the tag color showing in the deep areas of the embossing.  So I decide to try Tattered Angels Pomegranate Glimmer Mist over the tag.  The Gilders Paste is a waxy product so I expected it to repel the Glimmer Mist.

It did repel the color in some areas.  Other areas absorbed more than I wanted.  The question: Start over or keep adding color?   I added more color!!

I dried the Glimmer Mist.  Then I added more Gilders Paste.  I added Antique Gold next.  Then more Iris Blue and even a touch of Copper.  I kept rubbing on color, buffing it and adding more until it was "okay".  I needed to get it done so I could go to bed!  LOL!

Once I added the ribbon and tag, I loved the colors!

The frame part of the tag was cut from white cs.  I sprayed it with Pomegranate Glimmer Mist and added a touch of Iris Blue Gilders Paste around the edges.  The greeting from Quietfire Designs is stamped on pale sage card stock and glued behind.  Both tags are from Spellbinders S4-392 Framed Tags One.  Love these tags because there's a cut out for each one that's also a tag in itself.  You can see the set here

The sheer ribbon is from May Arts.  I tied the tag on with gold thread. 

The color is wonderful but the most amazing part is the detail and incredible dimensional effect of the embossing created with the 3D M-Bossabilities folder!  You will love these!!!


Spellbinders  E3D-005 Ornamental Swirls
Spellbinders EL-026 Framed Petite Labels
Spellbinders S4-392 Framed Tags One
Tattered Angels Glimme Mist - Pomegranate
Quietfire Design Stamp
Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Patina, Iris Blue, Antique Gold, Copper
May Arts Ribbon
Manilla Tag
Card Stock - white, sage
Tsukineko Versafine - Onyx Black
Gold Thread

Thank you for visiting today!!! 

Happy creating!