Sunday, September 25, 2016

Clear Scraps Trinket Box

Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I'm sharing a fun project made with  a Clear Scraps Clear Box.  This box can be given as a gift or simply kept for yourself for small earings or keepsakes.  



The box is very easy to assemble you can just follow the directions on the package.
Before I assembled the box I embossed all the edges in a gold glittery embossing powder
Next I simply covered with one of my favorite patterned papers.  I distressed and inked all the edges before
adhering to the box.
Tie a coordinating ribbon around the box.
To decorate my boy I diecut some paper flowers and leaves and embossed them to match the box.
Adhere them and finish your box off by adding seed beads to the flowers using Gel Medium.



I hope you enjoyed my project and be sure to stop by to see again soon for more fun projects!

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wedding Layout

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a wedding themed layout made with some of my favorite products by ClearScraps!
This layout has lots of fun techniques you can try! Here are a few of the supplies you will need, be sure to open minded to adding more as you go along.
The first step will be to decide where you want your photo to be on your layout. Draw a line around the border of the matting with pencil.
he next step will be to add your stenciling with modeling paste and I used ClearScraps Swirl Flourish 6x6 Stencil to push the paste through.
Here is how it will look when it's dry.
Now for the glimmer mist, be sure you have a paper towel close by.
Lightly spray your color on and I dried it with a heat gun because I wanted to keep some of the large splatters.
Once the color was dry I added splatters with several other mists.
Keeping with the Swirl theme I added some stamping with ClearScraps Swirl Flourish Stamp.
Next step is to adhere your mats to your layout.  I used 3 layers.  I adhered the first two layers to the background page and I wanted to give the top mat some dimension so I adhere a piece of cardboard to the back of the top mat and adhered it to the background mats.
Time for the photo.
The title is next, I simply used Colorbox chalk ink to cover it and then embossed it with Copper embossing powder.  The title is a ClearScraps Chipboard word.

The final steps for this layout is to adhere all your embellishments and add your finishing touches.
I fussy cut some flowers from patterned paper and added a little more mist by painting around the photo with a brush and allowing it drip in places.
I added some seed beads and sequins with Gel Medium and allowed it all to dry.

I hope you will give some of these fun techniques a try, stenciling is a great way to add dimension to your layouts!
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Shimmery Backgrounds using Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Medium and Rebecca Baer Stencils

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun background building technique to add shimmer to any project.  I used  the Rebecca Baer Moroccan Tile and Vine Stencil - Large to create this background.

The first step is to position the stencil on your patterned paper. I wanted to use the flourish and the vine on the side of the stencil.

The next step is to mix your acrylic paint with Iridescent Medium.  The paint I chose is a metallic in platinum and the medium also has some shimmer to it. Once you have this mixed, apply it to the stencil and patterned paper by spreading it evenly with a palette knife.

I like to dry mine with a heat gun because it gives it a bubbly effect which adds more texture.  Once it's dry add some sprays and splatters to your background.

Time to put your layout together, I chose to add some chipboard pieces that I embossed in platinum embossing powder. In these photos you can see the texture from the stenciling. Add some flowers for a final touch.

I hope you give this technique a try, it's fun and gives any project a rich shimmery effect.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Painting Stenciled Patterns

Hi  Friends! Today sharing a layout I created with Art Anthology Sorbets and Colorations.  The colors I chose for this layout are some of my favorite color combinations. I started off this layout by spraying the background with Timeless Colorations and then adding modeling paste stenciling over the top.  At the bottom of this post is a Snapguide Tutorial and product list sharing the process to create this layout.

Check out How to Paint Stenciled Patterns by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Dream Catcher Canvas

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a colorful canvas I created with Art Anthology products.
Dream Catchers are really trending right now and I was inspired to create one on canvas for my scrap room.

I have a snap guide tutorial with the link below in case you would like to make one of your own.
Check out How to Create a Dream Catcher Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by the Prairie Rose Cafe blog today!


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Create a Vintage Metal Effect

Hi friends!   Today I'm  sharing a project that I tend to do over and over!  I really love the look of beautiful antique looking metal and I figured out a way to make them without breaking the bank.

I'm going to share a simple project and hope you will give it a try.  This technique can be done on several surfaces, my favorite is metals and paper mache.

Be sure to check out my snapguide tutorial and give this fun technique a try!

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Check out How to Create a Vintage Metal Effect by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Art Anthology Coordinated Embellishments

Hi Friends!   Today I'm  sharing a layout using Art Anthology Stone Effects - Copper and Sorbet - Chocolate.  I really love using Stone Effects for stenciling patterns on my layouts, especially Copper, can't get enough of this rich texture and color!

I wanted to give this layout a shabby vintage feel with subtle color .  I've created a Snapguide to step you through the process.

Check out How to Coordinate Embellishments by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by the Prairie Cafe Blog today and be sure to check out all the beautiful projects created by the Art Anthology Team!!