Hello Blog Readers
I thought I would share with you a plaque that I have made.
The idea started when I attended a class at Christine Embersons shop - Hope & Chances Creativity - which is in Gravesend. We decorated a heart shape plaque, this was how my one came out.
I was pleased with the result and so thought I would try to decorated another shape. My friend Janice had bought some wooden butterfly plaques from Anna Marie Designs, you get three sizes, I picked the middle size one (6" x 83/4") to decorate.
Here is the list of the papers, dies and adhesives which I used:-
Paper - DCWV Paper pad - The letterpress stack.
Dies - Spellbinders:- Rose Creations, Jewel Flowers & Flourishes
Robert Adams:- Alphabets
Adhesives:- Rangers:- Glue 'n' seal and Cosmic Shimmer, acrylic glue.
Tim Holtz Distress inks
Lace, gems and ribbon
I used the wooden plaque to draw around the shape on the paper and cut out, I coated the wooden shape with the glue 'n' seal to adhere the base paper to the board, I then put this to one side to dry.
I then sanded the edge of the butterfly (with the emery board) using a downward motion, this gives the edge a very neat finish. Once I had been all around the edge, I used distress ink around the edge to soften the look of the edge.
I then glued the flowers, flourishes, little butterflies, lace and gems into place and tied the ribbon to hang the plaque.
I'm quite pleased with the end result.
I will be back again soon. Thank you for looking in. x