Wednesday 22 October 2014

Shabby Chic Panel: A WOW! / 3L Blog Hop!

Over on the WOW! blog today, I'm sharing a shabby chic panel as part of a collaborative blog hop! WOW Embossing Powders have teamed up with 3L adhesive products for the hop, and the design team are showcasing projects created using product from both companies. My project is this shabby chic panel...
I've used rather a lot of WOW product, all stuck down with 3L adhesives!
My base is a book covered piece of chipboard, sprinkled liberally with pink and white powders, as well as the more defined dots...
These dots are embossed in opaque bright white powder, after stamping with the fabulous dotty border stamp!
I also covered some metal leaf embellishments with powder, more white mixed in with some olive...
I then got out my moulds and created some 3D embellishments for my piece. Three roses...
And a heart...
I gave one rose and the heart a glittery coating. This is a little tricky! If you mix the embossing glitter with opaque powder as you melt it before pouring into the mould, the glitter gets 'lost' in the mix and is not very noticeable. The trick is to add the glitter AFTER the piece is solid and removed from the mould. Very (very!) carefully, heat up your 3D item until you start to see the shine. This means the very top layer is starting to melt, and you can add on the embossing glitter. Gently add more heat until the glitter is melted. You will need to be very careful not to over heat, as the 3D item will obviously lose its shape! You can really see the shine on the heart if you look at the top of this pic...
As you can see, I added lace and a cut out word to further embellish the panel.
My finishing touch was the silver butterfly...
I stuck some adhesive sheet to a scrap of card, then die cut my butterfly. Once the sticky backing was removed, the butterfly was placed on some silver foil. The sticky adhesive adheres to the foil, and the end result is a shiny silver embellishment! I added twisted wire antenna to give a bit more of a 3D look.
A bit of a change in style from me today, hope you like it!

Don't forget to hop on over to the WOW blog and leave a comment......there are prizes to be won!
See you soon,
Trish xxxxx

Monday 20 October 2014

Salt Backgrounds

Bad blogger here.... been full of a cold, the mojo disappeared completely!
Almost back to 100% onwards with the DT projects!
I have another tutorial to share over on the A Sprinkle Of Imagination blog today, this time i'm sharing another old school technique...Rock Salt backgrounds! Little peek:
You can see all the fab texture on my poppy heads, why not hop over HERE to see a step by step on how to get the look!
Trish xx

Friday 10 October 2014

More Old School inky-ness!

I am continuing my series on Old School inky techniques over on the A Sprinkle Of Imagination blog today!
If I show you a sneaky peek, can you guess the technique?
 Any ideas?! The answer is over on the blog HERE right now.....why not pop on over and see if you're right?
See you soon,
Love Trish xxxxx

Thursday 9 October 2014

Beads And Beyond November issue!

The new November issue of Beads And Beyond is out today!
This month, my project is a collection of miniature book pendants.... The step by step creation is this....
Our super Editor Helen has an extra project over on the B&B blog HERE , showing how to upcycle your busts (get your minds out of the gutter folks.....!!! Jewellery display!), one of my other tiny books can be seen adorning said upcycled bust:

Check out the magazine in any WHSmiths or large craft shop, alternatively it can be bought online HERE!
I've gone totally out of my comfort zone for next months issue...Sparkly Bling Swarovski! Yes really! Wait and see...... :)
Love Trish xxx