Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Waiting for Spring Display Tray Dome

Hello all! Lora here for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts! I love winter. But with all the bone chilling rain we have had, I admit I am beginning to look forward to spring. Here is a little dream of spring.....
I began with the Display Tray Dome.
The Henna Doodles 2
And the Delicate Frames and Ornaments
I gave the front of the dome tray, the Henna Doodles and the Delicate Frames a coat of gesso and then a good coat of white acrylic paint and set them aside to dry.
Using the back of the Dome Tray as template, I cut paper for the front and back side.
It looks pretty already!
I set it aside and started making fun little components for inside each of the frames within the tray. I used the Graphic 45 Flutter papers...perfect for spring.
I played around with the layout until I liked where everything was placed. Some things I used and some I didn't. I have a pretty box I save all the bits and bobs I don't use for another day.
I placed the top of the display tray dome on the back piece and lightly traced around each of the frames to give me some reference on where to glue things down. Then did just that, making sure to adjust things as they fit within the confines of the frame. Then I glued the frame down.
After things dried, I attached the Henna Doodles to the frame and added little details with some Stickles Cosmos glitter glue.
As you can tell in this photo, I used a lot of foam tape to make things pop off the background and give the piece some depth.
Come on Spring!

Display Tray Dome
Henna Doodles 2
Delicate Frames and Ornaments
Graphic 45 Flutter Collection
Acrylic paint
Stickles 'Cosmos'
Ribbon and bead for hanging the piece
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Wear it again tomorrow

Hi Guys,
Jess here today.

I've been in a bit of a snarky mood lately and when I saw this lady I knew she needed to be used for a project.

I started by taking my Laurel Frame and covering it with a layer of gesso using a foam brush.  Using the same brush I added some Dina Wakley Paint.  I didn't clean the brush between uses so there was still gesso in there creating different shades of blue. 
Using the script stamp from the Tim Holtz Entomology Set(CMS328). I stamped across the frame in Hickory Smoke Oxide Ink.  I sealed the ink using Micro Glaze. 
This photo was cut to fit inside the frame.
For the back panel I used a 5x7 canvas board and loosely painted it using the paints pictured.  I added some stamped bits from the Time Holtz Mini Media Marks(CMS364).  These were done with Archival Ink in Black Soot and Hydrangea.  Before I finished my project I added in a bit of Victorian Velvet Distress Paint to pick up the pink you see in the background piece.  
To mount the photo I used a piece of humble cardboard.  Peel parts of the top layer to expose the corrugate and then cover with gesso.  I did a couple thin layers to cover all of the brown.  I added some collage paper to the bits that still had the full cardboard using collage medium.  To color the cardboard and collage paper I used Distress Crayon(Victorian Velvet, Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick, and Gathered Twigs) and water to give it a dreamy hazy look. Pearl details were added to the frame and the snarky sentiment. 
To complete the piece I painted a set of  Mini Petal Corners using Dina Wakley Ancient Paint.  
 A couple close ups of the finished details. I ended up going back with Jet Black Archival ink and restamping the script on the frame.  I added a bit of DIstress Crayon in Gathered Twigs to dinge it up.  There is a teeny bit of the Dina paint in Ancient on there too. 
I love the grungy look the cardboard gives. 

Layers and details.  
I hope you like her and take her sage advice!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Thinking of You Easter Card

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Dropping in to share a sweet vintage inspired greeting card created with my favorite new chippie frame.

The frame takes the place of my regular doily layer but with more dimension and detail.
It also makes a focal point of the vintage image.
And it fits this 6 x 6 card perfectly!
I created a bit of a mottled finish for the frame with inks and paints.
Of course I loaded on the perfectly coordinating flowers and trims.
And a sweet sentiment layered over a rusty finished metal heart.
I wiped down the chippie to prepare it for altering.
2 coats of pearly paint to add a shimmery finish.
Last but not least I pounced the orangy ink pad on top to add a depth of color.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Doily Flower Frame

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Miniature Bakery Cart

The GSL Square Shrine Shadow Box has a one inch facade at the top. I've used these before to make miniature storefronts. For this project, I flipped it upside down in order to turn it into a miniature bakery cart. 
The shadow box comes in 6 pieces; top, bottom, sides, back and the facade. It is easily assembled using a bit of tacky glue. 
The paper I used for the front is a Paper Studio white brick scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. I used the front facade piece as a template for cutting the brick paper to size.
The interior wall paper is from Graphic 45's Cafe Parisian collection. I used a few scraps of wood grain paper for the floor and ceiling. They were all glued in place prior to assembling the shadowbox.  Once the glue was dry, I flipped the front facade over and used an X-Acto knife to cut along the inside edge to leave an opening.
I painted a GSL Branch and one of the GSL Stackable Label Shapes with off white acrylic paint. 
The branch was glued inside the box as a bit of back wall decoration. For the display table, I cut a tongue depressor to the size I wanted and selected two miniature wood ball finials for the table's feet.  These were also painted off white.
I painted a set of GSL 1.5 Inch Straight Wheels with black acrylic paint and glued some pretty brads in their centers. The two rear wheels were glued onto axle mounts that were painted off white.
Here is the table set inside the cart. I cut a cafe menu from a sheet of Graphic 45's Cafe Parisian paper. It was set in place on top of foam squares. 
I got out my polymer clay, paper clay, miniature pastry molds, polymer clay cane slices, paint, glitter and miniature dishes to fashion some fun pastries. 

The Boulangerie Patisserie sign was also cut from a sheet of Cafe Parisian paper. I adhered it to the stackable label with a foam square. A few miniature flowers were added as embellishment. 
 Thanks for stopping by!

Gypsy Soul Items Used

Other Items Used
Tacky glue
Acrylic paint
Paper Studio white brick scrapbook paper
Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian papers
Foam squares
Tongue depressor
Wood ball finials
Polymer Clay
Paper Clay
Miniature pastry molds
Polymer clay cane slices
Miniature dishes

Friday, February 15, 2019

Engineer of Dreams

Hello!! Jennalee here today and I have a project with a bit of a surprise to it. Do you ever see a technique and are so enamored with it you can't wait to give it a try? While I was at Creativation 2019 I saw the most amazing project made by Paula Cheney where she made a shadowbox with a light up component. I knew that the new Fold-Up Rectangle Boxes coming soon from Gypsy Soul would make the perfect base with their precut window. As I started auditioning pieces the Compass jumped out at me and I knew it would be perfect in the background.

Using a Tim Holtz Vignette Tray as your base substrate begin building up your background. Run cigar band washi around the inner edges. On the right side of the tray adhere a rust background. On top of the rust background layer a copy of French ephemera. See below details for the compass and tickets. 


Heat emboss the Compass with Burnt Copper Leaves and a sprinkle of Patina Oxide. Adhere the Compass to your prepared background then layer with a piece of ephemera and a Sprocket Gear. 

Prepare 3 tickets die cut from Ticket Booth. Color and distress then add layered tickets to the lower right corner of the tray. 

The Fold-Up Box comes flat and is super easy to assemble using your favorite adhesive. In this picture it is still in its auditioning process. 

Once the box is assembled and glued cover the outside edges of the top with a rust background and paint the top edge Terracotta. 

Add a piece of foam inside the box and position rice lights. Anchor lights in place with T pins. 

Add a Clock Key to the right side of the Fold-Up Box. 

Prepare the photo for the window of your box. Tape a piece of Plain Collage Paper to a piece of plain copy paper. Open photo in chosen picture editor and edit to size. Insert paper into printer and print as normal. 

Here is the image I used from Graphics Fairy.

Sand and ink souvenir frame from Tim Holtz and adhere your printed Collage Paper to the back side of the frame. Then adhere to the top of the Fold-Up Box. 

Adhere the Fold-Up Box to your vignette tray using foam squares. For the battery pack to the lights run the cord down the tray and over the edge. Attach battery pack to the back of the tray. Adhere a Baseboard Paper Doll to the left side of the frame. The Paperdoll will hide the wire running over the edge of the tray. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. My hubby is already looking for the perfect spot in his man cave for this piece. That is if I decide to share!! 
Happy Creating ~ Jennalee