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.
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
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Posted by Hels Sheridan at 17:28