Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Looks Like Grunge to Me!! (Part 2)

Hello again

I am back with the other piccies of the projects I made yesterday using the Grungeboard.

This time, I have opted for a larger base to work on and the aim of the project was to create something that can be either hung up on a wall, propped up against something or even just laying flat. *there is method in my madness as these are all Xmas pressies!*

On The Wings of Love



I started making this project by cutting a piece of mountboard to a suitable size..it is about 5 1/2 inches square (ish) :O))
I used some paper from my stash and tore it so it covers one corner of the board. Before I stuck it down, I swiped a Fired Brick Distress inkpad over the part of the board that was not going to be covered with paper. I then spritzed with Perfect Pearls (Gold) mixed in water. This gave the inked part a nice distressed look. I then stuck the paper to the board and then edged the whole thing with a gold Krylon. I thought that this looked too clinical for the overall look, so I used my index finger and smudged gold Acrylic Dabber all around the edges of the board.
I next too the large heart from the Grungeboard Harlequin pack. I used Fired Brick again to colourise the heart and then spritzed with the PP's and dried quickly with a heat gun. Once the heart was dry, I used my index finger again and smudged more gold paint onto the heart. The paint only hits the raised bit of the heart, so this added to the distressed look. I then used fine grade sandpaper and sanded the heart a little bit too.
The wings are from the Plain pack. I painted these with Pearl Acrylic Dabber, using two coats to ensure a proper coverage. When the paint was dry, I used another piece of sandpaper and sanded the edges of the wings, then smudged the gold paint on randomly.
The crown is another piece from the Plain pack. I painted this all over with gold paint and then poked three holes into which I pushed three co-ordinating brads. I then used my fingers to curl the crown over so it became domed.
The flourish on this board has been distressed with Fired Brick and gold paint and then I cut a little piece off as it did not sit right on the design...and stuck the cut off bit onto the otherside of the flourish.
Finally, I used a Junior Dymo and made the words "on the wings of love" which I then sanded, distressed with Walnut Stain ink and then brushed over gold paint using my finger again. I stuck the words under the heart at angles so they looked a bit rough and ready.


Buried Treasure




Again, this is another piece of mountboard. This time I used coloured mountboard for the background and added a bit of Faded Jeans distress ink using cut and dry foam. I then spritzed it all with Antique Silver PP mixed in water. I used some Tim Holtz collection paper and tore bits off to make the design look random.
I then took a piece of Basic Grey paper (think it is the Lollipop Shoppe range) and scrunched it up. I then rubbed Antique linen Distress ink all over the paper so the ink stayed on the high bits. I spritzed again and this mad the ink smudgey. I used a Walnut Stain inkpad to stamp the map design and then risked the contents of my craft room cos i used a lighter to burn around the edges of this paper to make it look really old!
I used Weathered Wood Distress ink on the skulls and the arrows. I spritzed these with the PP too. I then added a couple of silver buttons to the larger skull; I had to use a silver krylon to change the colour of the buttons as I haven't got any silver ones big enough for the eyes!
I used a Junior Dymo for the words and distressed these as before.
I edged the whole board with silver Krylon and smudged silver acrylic paint around the edges to make it more grungey.


A Key To Your Heart





As before, I swiped the Fired Brick pad over the board where the paper wasn't going to be.
I used the same method with the wings and the heart, the crown and the key. I added three tiny buttons to the heart, painting them gold with the Krylon again.
The flourish is also painted gold and then sanded to give a shabby look.
I punched a hole in the top left hand corner and added a bit of golden ribbon and a little pebble charm that started life as a silver charm..yes, you guessed it, I coloured with my Gold Krylon again!

I know that these designs are lifted from the tags that Tim Holtz made but I just loved the designs and wanted to make something similar! That is a pathetic excuse I know...but...well...I cannot think of another!! :O))

Hope you like these little creations..I am more than pleased with the results.

I definitely need to buy more of the Grungeboard!!! Another addiction folks!

Thanks for looking

Hels xx

6 comments:

sammy mac said...

Absolutely gorgeous xxx

Anonymous said...

these look fantastic to Hels, love Andrea xx

Lesley said...

They are all fab Helen - Georgia would love the skull one - she is heavily into anything with skulls lol!!! xxx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Hels love it all especially the tags and love that version of 'Over the Rainbow'
Joy xx

shazzapat said...

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!

Denise said...

Brilliant Hels - love'em all x

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