Sparkle CardFirst up, I have this card I made with the Ombre Dreams paper.
I used two pieces of chipboard on this card, and here's a close up that shows the details. The "Sparkle" piece is from the "Winter Titles" set. I used some metallic stain by sponging it on the raw piece for a toned down metal look. Sponging it on also gives some bubbles on the piece that adds a slight touch of dimension.
For the "Treasured Floral Frame," I primed it with gesso, then used some shimmery watercolors in two different colors in random spots, leaving some of the gesso exposed.
Timeless Beauty Altered Mailbox
I altered this paper mache mailbox with papers from the Blue Fern Garden line.
This is the back view, showcasing my favorite piece of paper from the line. :)
In this close up, you can see how I line the inside of the mailbox, and stuffed it full of various flowers.
I used the "Blooming Flourishes." Two pieces come in the set.
Here's a closeup to see the details of the flourishes. I ran them through my die cut machine with a script embossing folder, then primed them with gesso, and while still wet, added some dry green milk paint. It left a grainy and chalky surface, which I love. After it was dry, I used green and brown distress inks to change the color in a way that complimented the papers better.
I really loaded up on the chipboard in this layout!
For the "Beautiful" title piece, I ran a chalk ink pad over it, being sure to get an uneven coat.
For both the "Fancy Bird Cage" and the "Shabby Brick Bits," I used the same technique, which is simple: I grazed each of the pieces with brown archival ink, being sure to leave a lot exposed, then using distress ink with a blending tool to get that definition that you can see on the bird cage.
For the "Corner Flourish," I primed it with gesso, then painted it with three coats of three different green paints.
Thanks for checking out my projects today!