Thursday, March 17, 2016

Stampendous and Deflecto Blog Hop

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Here is my post for today:

     This project started with the Deflecto 5x7 Bevel Edge Frame.  It creates a lovely, floating look.  
     To make the fern, I pasted the Maidenhair Fern Stencil with Matte Black Paste on some light yellow card stock.  After it dried, I replaced the stencil and pasted with the Crackle Paste.  I needed both the Dreamweaver Palette Knife and the Dreamweaver Paste Spreader for this project because the image was too large to paste effectively with just the palette knife.  I let the crackle paste dry completely before I colored it with my Chameleon Marker in Spring Meadow.  Then, I carefully cut around the pasted image, leaving just a little card stock in the center sections to hold the fern together.
     For the dragonfly, I coated the back of the Dragonfly Stencil with a Versamark Ink Pad.  I then placed it, coated side down, on some Double Sided Mounting Paper.  I pressed some Heidi Swapp Minc Foil in green and holographic silver over the stencil.  I used the Small Embossing Tool to really rub it into the sections that I wanted it.  After I foiled it as well as I could, I removed the foil and rubbed a little Micro Black Glitter over the project.  I brushed the excess away with a Large Stencil Brush.  I then placed it upside down on a flat surface and very carefully pulled it from the stencil.  I covered the whole thing in White Pearl Ultra Fine Glitter.  Then, I carefully cut out the dragonfly.
     I placed the picture into the frame.  Then, I cut up one of the embossed ferns.  I glued all of the fern pieces onto the frame with Zip Dry.  Then, I peeled the backing off of the Double Sided Mounting Paper and adhered it onto the frame.

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  1. How fun! Everything looks so bright and cheerful on your frame. Love the crackle paste for the maidenhair and the beautiful color. Fabulous job on the frame, thank you for sharing today!

  2. It's so pretty I love dragonflies so you had me right away. You did a great job on the ferns, they don't have that flat look to them that lots do.

  3. LOVE all of the beautiful maidenhair fern on this gorgeous piece!! Lots of awesome texture too!!! TFS!

  4. I love the picture and the leaves around it!

  5. Your frame is awesome! Love how you created the fern, and, that dragonfly, O.M.G. So pretty!

  6. Yes! You made your ferns look as if they are floating! Nicely done! I am so glad I chose to do this hop!

  7. Lovely stenciling
    on the frame, neat
    Carla from Utah

  8. I love your dragonfly and ferns! So pretty and bright.

  9. How appropriate for St. Patrick's Day.
    Love all of the green leaves.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. The dragonfly is gorgeous with those pretty wings!

  11. Pretty frame. Love the use of foil to make the dragonfly.

  12. Very pretty. I like how you framed the photo with these ferns and the dragonfly.