I absolutely love Craft Warehouse, they are my favorite craft store in the Northwest!! And I am so excited to be a part of the design team this year. Cant wait to get my hands on some fun crafty goodness and share with you!
Keep an eye out here for more details....and INSPIRATION!
A vintage 8 x 10 collage with a plethora of goodies.....
I started with the 8 x 10 blank canvas and added a piece of vintage newspaper from 1951 from my personal collection, then decoupaged to the canvas. Added a piece of old dictionary paper that I had covered in ICE Resin, tore a piece to add for textured layering. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to cover the gear and the large flower to change their color to blue.
Assembled it all together with Beacon and Scrapbook Adhesives and covered with Fast Finish Decoupage to seal the project.
I am excited to be embarking on a full blown art studio in my warehouse! We have a ton of boxes of crafty stuff from years of creating to go through, put away and finally get a chance to play with!! We will start classes this September including mixed media, ice resin jewelry and findings, scrapbooking and cards, furniture rehab and so much more!!
The bones of the studio...this is a 700 sq ft portion of our 1800 sq ft warehouse that will be transformed into the art studio, where I will play and hold classes! It will take us a few weeks to get through everything and put it away but we are working away every day!
We are still working on our rehab and repurposed furniture...however, we have moved to smaller space to better provide custom pieces as we make them. We are happy to be in ACME GARAGE in Medford at 2784 W. Main Street...just past the Roadhouse Grill/Bi Mart on the right!
Take advantage of the storewide 20% off sale and get your hands on some fun finds. But plan to be here ALL DAY...its intoxicating!
Starting with Susan Lenart Kazmers™ bezels and ICED Enamels™, I painted the bottom of the bezel with medium adhesive and poured two different kinds of ICED Enamels™ in the bottom. I shook off the excess and heated it to make the texture on the bottom.
Using these fun stamps from Stampendous, I used Tsukineko Midnight Blue Staz On ink and stamped the image on the plastic packaging from one of the products. Then trimmed to fit inside the bezel.
I poured ICE Resin in the bezel to start doing some layering of findings. Starting with the stamped plastic piece that I just trimmed. Using a popsicle stick I pushed it through to the bottom of the bezel. I then added other stamped elements, gears and findings.
Keep layering, add a small bezel to the bottom and a chain... then let dry overnight.
I hope you enjoyed this product and thank you so much to Stampendous, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko and ICE Resin™!
We are hopping with Walnut Hollow Blog Hop and having a great time. I received some fun items to play with from Walnut Hollow and had a blast making this resinated Steampunk wall hanging with ICE Resin covered chipboard and frame, faux finished wood frame and some fun watch parts!!
Prepare your Walnut Hollow wood surface with Tattered Angels faux finish paint system. Place your chipboard pieces on a plastic ziploc bag and cover with ICE Resin.
Gather a couple pieces of old newspaper or dictionary pages and place on a plastic ziploc bag and cover with ICE Resin leaving a thin layer and allow all pieces to dry overnight. Carefully lift the pieces from the bag and trim the excess resin.
A close up of the chipboard pieces covered in resin after it dried.
When adhering the gears, I slipped a little piece of May Arts gold ribbon underneath to give it a little more texture.
To fill in the wood frame opening, place a ziploc bag under the frame, pour resin to fill only the bottom with just a 1/4 inch thick of resin. Place a heavy object on the top of the frame to push the weight down to prevent as much of the resin from leaking as possible. Do this before you add any other pieces to the top of the frame.
Wait an hour, then go back in and randomly drop the watch parts in the resin. Place the heavy item on top again and let sit overnight.
Adhere all the pieces to the front of the frame, add some wording of your choice. I used Steampunk.
To finish it off add some Industrial Chic pieces to give it the final flair!
This was a fun piece to make...there are no limits! Be Inspired! Always!
Do not forget to check out following blog to see what Chris Wallace created today!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary with a fabulous giveaway! It is an honor to showcase one of the newest dies, S5-222 French Harmony and two projects showing off how to utilize this beautiful and versatile die and how to win this die for yourself by entering the giveaway!
Even more exciting, to celebrate their Diamond anniversary, Spellbinders is giving you an opportunity to win items from their newest line of products. Details on how to join the giveaway can be found at the end of this post.
So lets get started in showing you what I made with this fabulous new die. Think of all the different kinds of backgrounds you can make with your Spellbinders stash of dies.