Monday, 9 September 2013
End of Summer Blog Hop
Hello to all you UK Scrappers blog hoppers, hopefully you have arrived from Ifa's blog, I have been a fan of Ifa's clean scrapbooking style, how lovely is that layout.
Well the project I made is another take on what you can do with the vines I featured on the last blog hop. Often you see these things and think 'well they are lovely but what will I do with it'. Scrapbooking supplies are not just for scrapbooking.
I bought a bargain frame from a 'cheap' shop and wanted to add a bit of va va voom to it.I thought it was wood so was going to paint and crackle it,, turning it shabby and planned to give it a vintagey theme. Well that went out the window when I realised it was plastic.
Plan B then, I painted it with Gesso to give it a bit of 'tooth' so that whatever I did would grip. I followed this with a couple of coats of cream paint and sanded the edges. This was followed with a sheet of 12x12 cut down to the same size as each panel and glued onto the front, then distressed with Tim Holtz distress inks.
A vine in shades of pink and burgundy topped it off nicely but I still felt something was missing.
Recently I have become hooked on making my own plaster embellishments, I had some butterflies and bees ready so I coloured them with Promarkers and they finished the effect nicely.
If you didn't see the tutorial for the vine, it is here,and here is the page I made for the last blog hop and featuring the vine.
The next stop on the hop is Leanie, if you lose your way, or have dropped in on me directly and want to follow the hop, you can see the full list with all the links here.
Remeber to comment on each blog each step of the way, then leave a cpmment on the UK Scrappers thread to be in with a chance of winning a prize.