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Monday, April 14, 2014

Globecraft & PIccolo - Altered Clipboard

Welcome to another Happy Monday! Time for another Globecraft & Piccolo project.

Altered Clipboard - Globecraft & Piccolo Embossing Enamels and Accents

I love a good altered project - upcycling something you would normally throw in the trash when the clipboard you left on the floor gets stepped on "just right" by a little someone and ends up looking like this:

Here's what you'll need today:

Globecraft & Piccolo Supplies:
Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid
Embossing Enamel Aged White
Embossing Enamel Poodle Skirt
Embossing Ename Pure Platinum
Bling on a Roll Silver
1/8" Super Sticky Tape
Daisy Floral Accents & Frame (A129)
Daisy Teardrop Earrings (C124)
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Mini
scrap bookboard

Other Supplies (most of these items you probably already have!):
acrylic paint White
washi tape
silver jump ring
Stampin' Up Classic Ink Pad Rose Red
Stampin' Up Classic Ink Pad Pear Pizzaz
sponge or blending tool
Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls Mist Pearl
alphabet stamps
1/8" hole punch

I decided to cut the clipboard close to the break. Using a ruler and a hobby knife I carefully sliced off the bottom portion of the board, leaving about an inch past the clip.

This took a little bit of time, but it was worth the almost smooth cut line! Gently sand the cut edge.

Paint the board and clip using white acrylic paint. Once dry, ink the sponge with the Rose Red ink and distress the edges. Using a clean sponge, with the Pear Pizzaz, randomly add the green. Spray the entire board with the Pearl mist. Let dry.

Using a leftover piece of book board, stamp the word 'art'. Cut out. Using the Adhesive Fluid and the Platinum Embossing Enamel, edge the word piece. Punch with a 1/8" hole punch.

Using the Platinum Embossing Enamel, cover one of the Daisy Earrings and the Daisy Accents. When cooled, attached the word piece using the jump ring to the earring.

Add bits of washi tape. Then using the Adhesive Fluid and the Embossing Enamels, cover small areas of the clip and board and the edges. NOTE: the metal clip gets very HOT when heated.

Let cool completely.

Attach the flowers and earring using the E6000. A little goes a long way...

 Attach the Bling using the 1/8" Super Sticky Tape.

Don't forget to stop by the Globecraft & Piccolo blog every day to see more inspiration from the G&P Design Team!

Inky hugs,

Monday, April 7, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Graffiti and Gears (aka the card that wanted to go steampunk)

Happy Monday, G&P Friends!

I have a girlie glam kind of card for you today! I started with the gears and thought I'd go steampunk (seems that Sandy and I were sharing some creative vibes!), but as you can see, this card went in a different direction...

Here are the supplies you'll need:

Globecraft & Piccolo

Background Stamp with words
Rose Red Seam Binding
Assorted flowers
Corrugated Cardboard
Picket Fence Distress Stain
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

The bling on a roll is so easy to use! It's faux bling that comes 'stringed', so you can cut it to size. It's so sparkly! You can use alcohol based markers, such as Copics to customize the bling to match your project and 1/8" Super Sticky Tape to adhere the bling.

The Mardi Gras Embossing Enamel is such a lovely steampunk/vintage mix - burgundy and gold. The various sized particles really worked with this design giving it depth and texture right where it was needed!

The Accents are easy to color with 3D Enamel Gels or embossing enamels (or any other coloring medium for that matter!), but I decided to leave them natural.

And a bit of Embossing Enamel splatter using the Mardi Gras! See the spots of gold?

Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for a project designed by Tracy.

Inky hugs,

Monday, March 31, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Altered Frame & Embossed Accents

This project has been sitting on the back burner for a few weeks now, but until recently it didn't really come together. At first I couldn't decide which Embossing Enamels to use, then it was deciding which Accents to use (there are so many choices!) - there was always something not quite right...have you ever had that much trouble getting a project to work?

Today the stars aligned and I love this mini frame!

"Together is my Favorite Place to Be"

I wanted something vintage-ish, clean not grungy. Worn and well loved was what I had in mind...

Let's get our supplies!

Globecraft & Piccolo:
Butterfly & Flowers Accents (A153) (or you could use Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144 or any other set with a small heart)
Vintage Lock & Keys Necklace (CA125)

Thrifted silver frame
Foam tape
cotton (crochet) thread
scrap patterned paper
heart punch
printed sentiment

The How To:
This project is pretty straightforward. Begin by dabbing on some Embossing Powder Adhesive Fluid and then emboss the frame with the Gilded Rose Gold. Don't be too precise. You want to leave areas unembossed. Tip: once the metal frame begins to get hot, you can dip the frame into a pile of the embossing powder without the adhesive.

I didn't have any more tiny hearts, so I used a small flower accent and snipped 2 petals into the shape of a heart. The book board cuts cleanly with scissors.

Using the adhesive fluid and embossing enamels, emboss, the heart, the lock and the key 2-3 times. Tip: to get the texture on the lock - melt 2 layers, while the surface of the lock is still hot, dip the face of the accent into the embossing powder. Heat only just enough to make the powder stick.

Punch out a heart from the scrap paper. Print your sentiment and then trim out the words. (I used a free font: Jane Austen for a little old world writing.) Distress all the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Adhere the papers and accents using the Glastique. Use a small brush for the word strips.

 I wanted the frame to have a kind of shadow box effect, so I layered foam strips. (When I was putting the frame together, I had forgotten to account for the thickness of the glass, so I ended up only using 2 strips of foam.) 

String up the key and place one string between the foam strips and the other string over the top. Secure both strings on the back of the white cardstock.

Put the frame back together. That's it!

Stop by every day to see more Design Team inspiration! Don't forget to leave a little comment love and let us know how we're doing!

Inky hugs,

Playing along in these challenges:
HIMCR #143 - Freestyle
Craft My Life - All Crafts Challenge
Craft It Up & Link It Up Party #28 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges #14 - Anything Goes

Monday, March 24, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Altered Clothes Pins

Now that Spring is officially here, I have been on the lookout for fun ideas that involve plants and pots and found a project that is definitely my kind of art - it involves creativity, things I have around the house and can be made in a short amount of time!

Isn't this a great planter?! 

Let's get our supplies!

Globecraft & Piccolo:

Tuna can, cleaned & dry
19 clothes pins (or enough to go around your can)
Various word stamps
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Stain Tattered Rose
Distress Stain Picket Fence
Distress Ink Vintage Photo

The How To:
Start by pouncing the Adhesive Fluid around a small portion of the can. Because the can is nonporous, the fluid will bead up and create your random splatter. Easy peasy! Roll the bottle of embossing enamel. Sprinkle on the enamel and heat. (Be careful! The can will get HOT!)

While you are waiting for the can to cool, work on the clothes pins. I dabbed some Distress Stain in Tattered Rose. (My pins were coated, so they didn't absorb the color well. Next time I will lightly sand the clothes pin faces.)

Dab Adhesive Fluid only onto the bottom portion of the pins. Melt the powder and set pins aside to cool. Love the silver in the Temple Stone powder and how it all comes together now!

Lightly swipe the Picket Fence Distress Stain across the pins and let dry. Using your favorite blender, apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the sides.

 Using your favorite word stamps & Archival Ink, add words to the pins. (I used stamps from Studio Calico, 7 gypsies, Stampin' Up!, Studio G...) Let dry.

At this point, I adhered Piccolo Accents with Glastique. After the embellishments dried I added Glastique to the tops of the accents to add shine and durability.

Time for the 3D Enamel Gels! Apply the gel to one or two of the small portions of the pin. Let dry.

If I decide not to use this as a planter, I can easily use this as a pencil/pen/marker cup. If I add magnets to the pins I could use this on a metal board or refrigerator...oh the possibilities!

Love the gloss of the 3D gels on the clothes pin tips!

Use number stamps for special dates, times, addresses...

Even if the whole stamp doesn't fit onto the clothes pin, you might be able to use! See the chevrons?

I think I'm going to have to make a few more of these to contain the mint!

Inky hugs,

Monday, March 17, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Embossed Hopes & Dreams

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Spring is right around the corner and I'm already thinking about warmer weather and blooming flowers! Today I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card using a couple of Globecraft & Piccolo 3D Enamel Gels and a few Embossing Enamel Powders and the following Piccolo Accents: Butterfly & Flowers Accents (A153) and Daisy Floral Accents & Frame (A129)(Click on the pictures to see the details.) 

Have you tried the Real Rust Enamel Powder? It's a gorgeous mix of colors and resembles the look of rusted metal without all the time and fuss! Don't forget the Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid! It's the best adhesive to use with the Enamel Powders.

The Mossy Glen Enamel Powder is a beautiful green for stems and leaves. I used a toothpick dipped in Titanium White and then Daffodil Pearl 3D Enamel Gel to paint the flowers. If I was painting more flowers I would use the Fine Line Applicator Tip instead of the toothpick to fill in the detailed areas.

Oh how I love the look and texture of "splattered" enamel! This time I used Temple Stone Enamel Powder with its mix of silver, gold, black and tan. The perfect match to the glossy enamels and the muted colors of the Real Rust Enamel Powder, wouldn't you say?

So glad you could stop by today. Be sure to stop by daily for more Globecraft & Piccolo inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

Inky hugs,


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