Hello & Happy weekend!! It's me Shari and I'm very happy to be here with you today showcasing our March Junk in Your Trunk Challenge sponsor-Crafty Individuals!!
For a randomly drawn participant of Candice's challenge this month, they will receive a surprise box of goodies generously donated by Crafty Individuals! So, come on!! You've got to be in it to win it!!
Now, let me show you what I created using two Crafty Individuals stamp images.
I'm going to be using this Crackle Background (CI-116) and the 3 Wise Gentlemen (CI-077) images for my project....
.....This altered wood frame!
I started by painting my unfinished frame with some burnt sienna acrylic paint.
Then I spread a layer of white embossing paste over the painted frame and let that air dry.
When the embossing paste was dry, I spritzed some Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Spray Stains over the embossing paste.
Then I spritzed the stains with some water to get them blending and heat dried.
Here is the frame with its textured, stucco-like surface. Now time for some stamping!
I randomly stamped the Crackle Background image onto the surface of the frame with Potting Soil Archival Ink. Other than some paint splatters that will be added later, this is all I did to the frame itself.
This is the background panel I'm going to use to insert into the frame. I treated it the same as the frame-Spritzed with Tea Dye & Walnut Stain DSSs, spritzed with water, then heat dried. I'll do all of my stamping and layering on this background.
Look at these dapper gents! I stamped the 3 Wise Gentlemen image many times onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival Ink and heat embossed several of those images with black embossing powder. I fussy cut the heat embossed hats and the arches in the background and adhered into place with matte multi-medium.
With all of the stamping that I did of the 3 Wise Gentlemen image, I fussy cut and layered 3 of the 3's together. I heat embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder, but wasn't happy with it. It ended up disappearing once I positioned it in place. So, I painted it with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint--I think it pops a little better now!
This metal embellie is adorned with another piece of the 3 Wise Gentlemen image. I water colored the image, fussy cut and adhered to the center of the metal medallion, then brushed a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint over the surface and let dry. When it was dry, I rubbed Picket Fence & Tarnished Brass Distress Paints over the medallion. I carefully heat dried, then rubbed Walnut Stain Distress Ink over it.
I did stamp the 3 Wise Gentlemen onto my back panel for reference, but I layered the fussy cut images on top for a little depth. I also stamped and embossed a couple more random hits of the Crackle Background image.
And there you have our 1st Sponsor Spotlight of the month! I really enjoyed working with these Crafty Individuals images and I can tell you now, it won't be the last time you'll see me using these!
Thank you for joining me today-I hope my project has inspired you to reclaim a frame of your own and transform it for our Junk in Your Trunk challenge!
Hope to see you there!!