Thursday, May 28, 2015

I covered the world in glossy accents...

after, I glued glitter all over it first.

  I received a request to make a quote board for a soon to be graduate.  Starting with an IKEA piece (I think it is actually used to put under couch cushions so there is no sagging when you sit.  The item number is 502.555.36 and it cost just under 10 Euro)

  I painted the board with two base coats of turquoise and then painted over it with two coats of white.  Using a bit of elbow grease and some sandpaper I distressed the entire board to bring out the undercoat of turquoise.

    I cut out the quote out of vinyl this time around instead of shelf liner.  I did not want to run the risk of having the paint run or bleed in between the slats.  Instead of paint I chose to use archival and distress ink for the quote.

  Notice the arrow pointing to the oops of ink on the board. Since the board is a non porous surface with the paint on it,  the ink did not soak in and dry right away.  It was easy to clean up with just a swipe of a baby wipe.  I cut a map of the world (sans the arctics) out vinyl as well, using yellow archival ink I inked up the world and then spread glue and glitter all over the stencil.

   Instead of sprinkling the glitter over the glue I found that if I spread the glitter  with my vinyl scraper/brayer I got better coverage.

  It sparkles really nicely in real life.  My DH was concerned that the graduate was going to have to deal with, in his words, craft herpes aka glitter.  To seal the glitter in I covered the world in glossy accents.

   The glossy accents adds to the sparkle of the glitter and prevents the glitter from falling/flaking off.  I made sure to keep the glossy accents off the slat openings so the hold board can still fold in on itself.  Making it compact, packable and mailable.

  For the life of me I could not get a decent picture to show of the sparkle.  I am pretty sure though that she is going to enjoy the piece.

Stay Crafty Friends,

Til Next Time

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Another slider card

  This Piggybank2stamp set is the May stamp club set from The Stamps of Life.  How cute is it?

   Being that we are located in Germany it takes awhile for my club shipment to arrive to me.  I received this cute set in the mail only yesterday (definitely worth the wait) and I could not resist making another 1 cent Euro slider with it.

  The papers used on this card are from The Stamps of Life's Wishes Card Kit (April 2015)

Stay Crafty Friends

Til Next Time,