Holidays Handmade Begins with a Snowflake in a Frame!
December 06, 2010
Oh my gosh! I am so very excited about this crazy week! You are going to be blown away by all the different projects!
Some are simple and quick to do.
Some are complicated and take a little bit of time.
Some are painty and messy.
Some are quite ordered and neat!
I think there's something for absolutely everyone!
Every day from now through Sunday there will be at least four posts at 12:30am, 8:30am, 2pm, and 7:30pm EST. And maybe a few extras in between! So be sure to check back frequently!
I know that we'd all love to see anything you make after being inspired by these tutorials. Please leave a link to your project in the comments or if you don't have a blog, feel free to e-mail me (or any of the blog authors) a photo of what you've made!
I thought I'd kick things off with a wickedly easy home decor project.
I started with a blank frame from Chatterbox.
I used Elmer's White Glue to draw some swirls and dots on the frame. This creates dimension.
Once the glue is dry (it will turn clear), add gesso and texture with a toothpick.
...cover the frame with gold paint.
You can see how the glue and gesso created all sorts of texture. Use watered down black paint to really bring out that texture. Just slap it all over the top of the frame and it will sink into all of the grooves.
Pretty cool antiqued frame now, huh?
Cut out a piece of paper that will fit inside the frame.
Round the top of the triangle.
Cut away portions of the wedge, being careful not to cut so much away so that it all falls apart.
Open it up and you will have a snowflake!
Color the snowflake with Glimmer Mist.
Let dry or dry with a heat gun.
Adhere a book page inside the frame.
Adhere snowflake to book page.
(You can see that this is a different snowflake. I accidentally ripped the other one while it was wet. So be careful!)
Take a typed sentiment and cut it into a strip.
Fold the edges in to create dimension.
Use mist to color the sentiment.
Use foam adhesive to adhere it to the frame and voila!
Check out the texture on the frame:
And the sparkle on the snowflake:
Three more tutorials coming your way today! Come back for cookies and crafts of all sorts!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Don't miss my Live with Prima class today at 2pm EST. The online classroom is HERE.