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Friday, October 31, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - The Christmas Story Mini Triptych

Hello, Friends and Happy Halloween to those of you that celebrate it!

Welcome to my last Friday on the Globecraft & Piccolo blog. Seems to be the theme around here, doesn't it? *wink* No worries! There are good things in the works. Stay tuned...

I've had a great time designing with the G&P product line, especially the chunky Embossing Enamel Powders - I LOVE how you can customize the finish by the amount of heat and how long you heat it.

Here the triptych is laid out straight across.

For my farewell project I've revisited my first post where I shared how to create an ombre look with 2 powders. Here I used the powders to create a sky and focus point for the nativity.

All G&P supplies listed at the end of the post.

Begin by coating all the Accents with Mars Black 3D Gels. Set aside to dry.

Using rectangle bezels as the base, I gessoed the front and back. Time for the powders! I found that it was easiest to add and heat one powder at a time.

Can you see the sparkle and shine?

Adhere all the Accents to your bases. Adhere a couple of pieces of scrap ribbon to to the back of the bezels and connect all the pieces.

Thanks for stopping by today!


The Christmas Story Accents A121 Rectangle Bezels (pack of 4) B111 Medium Flourishes Accents A139  3D Enamel Gel MARS BLACK Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid   Enamel Powder AGED WHITE Enamel Powder DEEP BLUE SKY Enamel Powder MICRO WHITE Enamel Powder 24k GOLDGlastique GLOSS Finishing Glaze 2 oz.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Mixed Media Tag Trio

Welcome to the weekend and a Globecraft & Piccolo project! Today I have a trio of tags to share. When you're short on time, but still want to make a little something try a few tags!


Each of these tags were made using the same techniques. G&P supplies listed below. The sentiment stamps I used are an older 7Gypsies Clear Stamp Set called Disclaimer (love this set!). Using an old credit card or gift card spread a little gesso on the Rectangle Bezels, moving the paint up and down and back and forth with the card. It will leave an uneven layer - exactly what we want!


Using 2 colors of 3D Enamel Gel, add another layer. Spread with the card. Because the 3D Gels are transparent, the gesso layer will show through adding interest to our mixed media tags!


Below is what the Rectangle Bezels look like after they've dried. The 3D Gel colors used left to right:
Rose Pearl + Satin Gold
Mars Black + Satin Gold
Turquoise + Titanium White


I used Embossing Enamel Powders (Ruby Red Slippers and Mossy Glen) on the roses and 'colored' the open spaces (Deep Red) and 'crown' using (Satin Gold) 3D Gel. Wouldn't this make a cute tag for a new baby girl?


I think this tag is my favorite! I love the way the background looks like the river bottom - just perfect for my fish...and it was a 'big one!' The fish are painted using gesso and 3D Enamel Gels (Satin Gold and Rose Pearl).


I love the beach and this tag was fun to put together! These accents are definitely sea worthy, wouldn't you say? The seahorse is coated in Glastique Gloss and the steering wheel in Burnt Umber 3D Gel.


I like these simple, but you can dress the tags up by adding jump rings and beads or even smaller Accents.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Inky hugs,
Angi


Rectangle Bezels (pack of 4) B111 Piccolo LA114 By the Sea Accents Piccolo LA117 Fancy Labels & Roses Accents Fishing Accents LA110Enamel Powder RUBY RED SLIPPERS Enamel Powder MOSSY GLEN 3D Enamel Gel BURNT UMBER 3D Enamel Gel DEEP RED
3D Enamel Gel MARS BLACK 3D Enamel Gel SATIN GOLD 3D Enamel Gel ROSE PEARL 3D Enamel Gel TITANIUM WHITE 3D Enamel Gel TURQUOISE Glastique GLOSS Finishing Glaze 2 oz.Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid

Friday, October 17, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Welcome Bubble Frame

It's time for another project with Globecraft & Piccolo! Today's project is a Halloween themed home decor bubble frame inspired by Mary Howitt's poem The Spider and the Fly.

""Will you walk into my parlor?" said the Spider to the Fly."


This was a quick and easy project to put together! Choose some fun papers and embellishments, including the Fancy Labels & Roses Accents, Bling on a Roll and Oval Bubble Frame Kit. Supply links below.


Cut apart the Fancy Frame. Cover the Bubble Frame with the papers, the Fancy Label circle and Accents with Embossing Enamel Powders, glitter and 3D Gels. The circle behind the skull is a mix of Micro Black Embossing Enamel Powder and Pure Sparkle Silver Glitter.


The skull was a plastic ring. I cut off the ring part and used hot glue to adhere the skull to the circle. Cut 2 of the circles from the Bling on a Roll and glue into the eye sockets.


After embossing the wings, I used hot glue to attach the wings to the back of the circle not the frame.
Love the layers!


The dragonfly was covered in Mars Black 3D Gel and Pure Sparkle Silver Glitter was added before the gel dried.


 I only used 1 layer of Embossing Enamel Powder so that the surface would be textured like old wrought iron. Add a little eyelash yarn for more texture and fun...that's it!

Have some crafty fun this weekend!

Inky hugs,
Angi

Enamel Powder MICRO BLACK Small Traditional Oval Bubble Frame Kit TOSM Piccolo LA117 Fancy Labels & Roses Accents Pure Sparkle SILVER Glitter3D Enamel Gel MARS BLACK Piccolo LA120 Dragonflies Accents Fairy Wings Accents A104 Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTOEnamel Powder Adhesive Fluid

Monday, October 13, 2014

House of Cards Punches or Dies - Truly Grateful

This month's challenge at House of Cards is to use your *Dies or Punches* on your project. If you've been crafting for awhile, I bet you have a bunch of punches or dies that have been sitting around, maybe even a new one you haven't even gotten out of the package...so get them out and on your cards!



On this card I used the Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily Die. As you can see there are a lot of bits to weed out, but I love the tiny cut outs and the pinholes. You can die cut card stock, but I prefer to use regular printer paper to match the thin, light feel of the store bought doilies.

For the bottom of the banners, I used a square punch to cut out the triangular pieces. Using the punch allows for a more uniform look.

Even the half circle is cut out using a Spellbinder's Nesties Circle die! (Cutting the doily and the circle in half made it easy to make a second card!)

This design makes it easy to use up scraps. Keep the card base, background paper and doily neutral and mix and match the papers for the banners and the half circle for quick cards.

We would love for you to stop by the House of Cards Challenge and see what the CAS designers have made!

And then, of course, link up your project, too!

Inky hugs,
Angi

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