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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Waxing lyrical

Hello, thanks for joining us for the last of the technique pieces from me and Carol! We've been playing with metallic wax finishes this week.

Carol had fun with lots of different colours of Inka Gold (made by Viva Decor) and several Tando chipboard shapes combined into this fab piece.

The journaling block was embossed in the bug and then covered with graphite Inka Gold before orange Inka Gold was smeared across the piece.

The hearts from the little frame in the middle were removed and covered with lava red Inka Gold then covered with Glossy Accents. The image is from some Graphic 45 paper with the face hi-lighted using an acrylic fragment. The frame was coated with lava green and edged with graphite Inka Gold. The dragonfly was coated with orange and then edged with the lava green pastes before having some metal heads attached.

Do visit {Carol's blog} if you would like extra details.

Sorry to give you a Christmas project in May but ever since I first saw the bookplates, I've had the idea in my head that they'd make fun Christmas tree ornaments!

I covered my book plate with some Gold Leaf Rub n Buff (made by Amaco). I then hit the frame repeatedly with the fatter end of my embossing stylus to get the look of beaten metal. The sentiment is stamped onto an oval of cardstock trimmed to fit the back of the plate. I added a thin layer of glitter for extra festive sparkle and then finished with a stamped Santa and some pearls.

Full details of supplies are {here} on my blog if anyone would like them.

Thank you so much for joining us over the past couple of months - we hope you have enjoyed the projects!


Zoechaos said...

More great projects rather sad this series has come to an end, looking forward to the next one! XOXO Zoe

Kaz said...

Another set of gorgeous work girls, i've really enjoyed seeing what you've come up with xx

Di said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed your weekly posts ladies, such wonderful techniques, these included. I'm so looking forward to your next series xx

Karen said...

haha I can just see you beating the bookplate into submission!!! What a brilliant result and its never too early for Christmas!!!

Carol, I just love this piece, its so pretty xxx