Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gesso, My new Favorite Thing

Here's how I made my new favorite thing!!  

I had SO MUCH FUN doing this project. It's the most fun I've had in a very long time. I did it by following  Arlene, a Graphic45 design team member. The tutorial is featured on here on You Tube.. You can do it too!

I gathered up some metal doo dads and flowers.  


I used printed key tissue paper as my base. 

I added some glass circles I found at Scrap,

and I fussy cut a kitty from a piece of wrapping paper.


Here are some close ups of the finished product:


I love how all of the metal elements show up. I lightly spayed every thing with Ranger Ink - Perfect Pearls Mist - 2 Ounce Bottle - Heirloom Gold. This is not what she recommended, but I like the way it looks. 

I also rubbed Metallic Rub-Ons on the tops of the elements to give a tiny bit of a color pop. 

I gave him to my daughter for her birthday, and I'm very glad she loves him too!
Have fun, and Craft On!!

Products I used: 

Prima - Wood Icons in a Box - Birds and OwlsPrima - Wood Icons in a Box - Leaves and FlowersPrima - Shabby Chic Collection - Metal Treasure Embellishments - Bird CagesLisa Pavelka 1/2-Ounce Watch Parts for Crafting, Silver, Brass, Copper, Black and Steam Punk
Prima - Vintage Trinkets Collection - Metal Embellishments - Silver Mix 2
Metallic Rub Ons

Tim Holtz has similar metal items, which you can find at collage, and other craft stores, but it's also fun to use items from broken clocks. 

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