June 2014

June 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

We Are Family Altered Burlap Panel!!!

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!!!!  Can you believe it's already September?!?  A new month, a new kit, and a NEW challenge!!!!

Here's a look at this month's AMAZING kit:

This picture really does not do this kit justice!!!  When I opened the box and saw all these beautiful colors, I was in awe!!!!  I purchased some burlap panels a while back and decided to finally get them out and blow off the dust!!!  I've stayed away from them merely because burlap is not the easiest to work with, in my opinion.  But I love these papers and embellies and wanted to make a wall hanging with them so burlap it was!

Here's a look at my finished piece:

I did a little step-by-step tutorial for the background of my panels to help out the next person who may want to give this a shot!  I learned a few things along the way so I thought I'd share my process :-)
I started by adding some gesso around the panels which was a bit difficult!  I tried a foam brush, a dobber, and finally decided my finger was the best way to get the job done! 

I grabbed the mixed media ink from the kit (LOVE!!!!) and applied it directly to areas around the panels.  This ink is nice and wet and goes on very smoothly to any surface I've tried so far!

I used a layering stencil and distress ink to add some depth...

then I used the layering stencil in the kit with molding paste to add some texture!

I took the Stamper's Big Brush Pen (love these pens!!!) and outlined the die-cuts I wanted on my panel.  You have to be VERY careful doing this as a light touch is needed or you will draw on your embellishment, instead of just outlining it!  I've had a lot of practice using this technique with permanent markers and have always loved the defined look it adds to any piece!

Then, the fun part...  I went to work embellishing!!!  This kit is full of beautiful die-cuts, wooden and metal embellishments, enamel dots and more!  It was fun to put it all together for this piece! 

And there you have it!!!  A beautiful piece to fill in some white space on my walls, made with only a few bits and pieces from this AMAZING kit!!!!  Stay tuned for the second panel!!!!!!!!!!

Now it's your turn!!!!!!  Submit your projects using ANY Frosted Designs Kits (past or present) to be entered into our monthly drawing!  One random winner will be selected to win a fabulous prize!!!  This month's sponsor is:

 Dies R Us is providing a $10.00 gift certificate to their online store FULL of fabulous dies for every machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have until noon on September 30th to upload your entries!!!!  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?  Happy Scrapping :-)

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