Friday, September 7, 2018

The Timekeepers

Hello!! It's Jennalee here today. I was recently cleaning up my studio and found my stash of Altoids Inserts Fairy Tale Frames leftover from a class I recently taught. When the thought occurred that they would be the perfect size for a small collaged magnet. My hubby's man cave is full of industrial stuff which means lots of metal so he'll have something to decorate those metal surfaces with now.

Begin by preparing base layers for the collage. Cut top layer of collage to size and distress using Distress Oxides in Old Paper and Vintage Photo. Tear and bend card in random areas for added interest. 

To add stability to the magnet cut a piece of heavier weight paper to size of frame. I used a piece of watercolor paper with a rust background. 

Prepare frames with  a faux rust finish. Paint a base layer of Raw Umber on all frame pieces. Then working one frame at a time and in sections paint a second layer of Raw Umber. While paint is still wet apply cinnamon powder to paint. Continue building layers of paint and cinnamon until desired texture and effect is achieved. Apply Metallique Wax in Vintage Gold and Opal Magic for added patina. 

Prepare gears from the Gears Shape Set by heat embossing with choice of embossing powders. I used Burnt Copper Leaves, Charred Gold, Rocky Road and Ancient Amber. I also used the faux rust on a few.  

Prepare clock hands from the Clock Hands Shape Set by heat embossing with gold powder. Once the hands have cooled off add depth by rubbing on and then buffing off Walnut Stain Distress Crayon 

Trace around edges of Paper Dolls with Brushed Corduroy Distress Marker. 

Figure out placement of Paper Doll and how to layer the gears in the background. I found it worked best to have one gear adhered to the background piece and the 2 remaining gears on each magnet to hang over the edge of the frame. 
Once gear placement is decided adhere Paper Doll to the frame then adhere frame to collage background. 

Finish off frame with added details of die cut numbers, Clippings stickers and attaching clock hands. 
Once all layers are dry apply a magnet to backside. 

As always thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a great weekend with a bit of creativity thrown in!! 
Happy Creating~ Jennalee

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