Next I went into Design Space and laid out the page choosing die cuts from these cartridges:
CTMH Art Philosophy
I cut all the die cuts from various papers and then cut the selected ones again from a cereal box. I inked all of the die cuts and adhered the selected ones to their "cereal box" backing. I do this just to give them a thicker dimension. It makes them a little more like chipboard.
I chose the Ariana Paper Collection from CTMH for the dies and background. I ran the mat through my embosser using the CTMH Quatrefoil Embossing Folder.
The flowers were cut, manipulated, glued, and painted with Create a Shade Paint Pearl mixed with Blush re-inker. Little gems adorn the middle.
The charms are from the Base and Bling Collection at CTMH. I put a little gem in the camera to make a lens. The old fashioned brooch is from the Brocade Assortment.
Teddy's bow is from the Ariana collection.
Special techniques used:
Paper distressing and rolling
Misting with homemade glimmer mist
Stenciling with homemade stencil
3-D Flowers with paint
Close To My Heart Products:
Green Epoxy Bubbles
Ariana Papers and Assortment
Charms Base and Bling
Distressed Backgrounds Stamp Set
Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Miscellaneous Items from Stash:
Homemade Texture Paste Recipe:
Combine 1/2 cup of powder, 2 Tbs white glue, and 1-2 Tbs white paint. Add water for a thinner texture.
Glimmer Mist Recipe:
Making a stencil:
Using a die cut machine, cut any stencil shape you like from acetate or acetate alternative. Once cut, it can be used with ink, paint, texture paint, modeling paste, etc! Simply apply your medium and wash when finished! I have found using one of the many overlay cuts from Artbooking is perfect for a stencil. If you go into CCR or DS and delete the outer border, you have more border on your stencil.
Ok, then! I think I covered everything! There were a lot of steps in this one, so I'm sure I forgot something. Thanks for dropping by and reading to the end! ; )
This is going over to Heart 2 Heart Inspired by a Book Challenge ~ A book you read as a child. What book? Little Women! This piece is also going to Try it on Tuesday: Use your stash. I used lots of old stash from CTMH; most of it not available anymore: olive buttons, brooch, Ariana paper, gems. I also had old lace! Southern Girls are challenging us to use texture!
Although the Ariana papers are retired, you can check out ScrappyHorses.ctmh.com for new beautiful paper collections!