Amazing Altered Art with Graphic 45
We hope you had a wonderful holiday week! The New Year joy and winter fun begins now. We have a glittery magical creation from Rhea Freitag. Then, Nichola Battilana charms us with a Botanical Tea crown that shares amazing stamp techniques. She even provides a tutorial for this fun project! It will be a wonderful day here on the blog.
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You will be dazzled by this gorgeous altered matchbook box by Rhea. So much beautiful, snowy, glittering texture. What a beauty! Bring on the snow, winter (but not too much...).
"For this little piece of seasonal fun, I created a snowy piece with a ton of texture. The paper is from Time to Flourish, the icy blue and deep reds being perfect for a winter scene. The matchbook box was perfect to create a niche for the tree and hillside. I used stickels for a sparkle effect and added even more dimension with Liquitex medium, which I slathered all over this project. At first I was really nervous I would be messing up all my hard work by adding so much medium over the paper base. I am pleased with how it all turned out. It was a great lesson in taking risks while creating. Cheers!" ~Rhea
Time to Flourish “Let it Snow” Box
8x8 Matchbook Box
Time to Flourish 12x12
Time to Flourish Flowers
Time to Flourish 8x8
Washi Tape Set
Gina’s Designs Die Cuts
Liquitex Opaqe Flake Medium
Tim Holtz Foundations Feet
Nichola took a stamping challenge outside of her comfort zone and made something truly stunning! She reminds us there are so many possibilities with stamps. Enjoy her Snapguide to accompany this beautiful crown.
"I am not a stamper. When challenged to create a project or share tips using stamping techniques I was seriously scratching my head. Then I realized I do stamp… just not on paper! I’ve made a stash of stamped paperclay embellishments with Botanical Tea cling stamps. Paperclay is great fun to work with and one of my very favourite materials, but I’m sure you could do the same with polymer clay. In the future I’m sure these will find their way into some of my mixed media pieces, but one of my little friends had a dolly in urgent need of a paper crown and I am always willing to lend a hand in a doll emergency ;)" ~Nichola
Botanical Tea Cling Stamps
Botanical Tea: Spring Duet
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Lights - Pearl Blush
A Gilded Life - Petite Monarch Crown Long Die
White plastic pearl strand
Thank you for joining us on the blog. We hope you are having a great week. Join us tomorrow for more great New Year ideas from our Design Team!
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