Sunday, 26 January 2014

Heart Display Box

Good Morning Bloggers, I hope you're having a fabulous weekend.

As I promised in yesterday's post, today I'm sharing the other project I completed at my pal Linda's workshop a couple of weeks ago.  This was our main project of the day and we spent time on the other projects whilst waiting for paint/inks/glue to dry.

I started out with a plain pine box frame with glass front, dismantled it and painted white gesso over all the exposed surfaces.  Whilst the gesso was drying I prepared the other elements to go inside the frame.

The flowers were created by first punching out circles of card in two sizes, then cutting a spiral fashion from the edge to the centre, leaving a small round section in the centre which forms the base of the flower. Then rolling up the spiral, from the outside in, to form the rose - applying a little glue to the small section in the centre left when cutting the spiral hold the rolled flower in place.  Using my thumb nail I distressed the top edge a little. 

The pennants were cut using the set of 'Hearts a Flutter' framelits dies from SU! the hearts cut using various framelits and matching papers and cardstock.   The small heart elements on each pennant were created using a heart punch.

Once the gesso was dry I used a brush and inks to add a 'shabby chic' distress effect and then using stamps from the 'Hearts a Flutter' stamp set, I stamped a design around the frame.  Finally the frame was sprayed with varnish to seal the inks and gesso and prevent them from rubbing off.

All the materials are SU! products.

I now have a pretty box frame to hang on the wall in my craftroom, once I've finished re-organising my stash and the room and will add a pretty touch to the walls.  I already have more ideas and designs in mind to make more of these box frames in the future.

That's it from me today, I have a couple of Christmas cards to share with you in the next few days - I'm determined to start early with my cards this year and prevent the last minute November rush !  Are any of you planning to get your cards made early for next Christmas ? 


Kathyk said...

Cool project matey, looks like there might have been a few stops for paint/glue to dry too!!! Good to hear you kept yourself busy in between and look forward to seeing those projects too!

Stay dry! IF you can


Annie said...

what a fabulous project! hopefully I can get to see it for real very soon!
hugs, annie x

Katie Berberich said...

I'd like to say YES, but I know it wont happen! So, rather than fail -I'll say no -last minute probably.
This is so pretty, it's going to look so precious on the wall. I'm glad to hear there are more on the cards. Those blooms, I fail at every time -seriously I can't quite get to grips with them! It's eyelets all over again!
A great post.
Katie xx