Archive for September, 2011

Fran•táge: Bronzed Mica Fragments

It’s another Fran•táge Friday at Paper Craft Planet, brought to you by Stampendous.

This week’s technique, using the new Fran•táge line of stamps, is having some fun with the new Fran•táge Bronzed Mica Fragments.  I am totally taken with these metallic embellishments & stamps.

First, the stamps. I used Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps and the Fairy Queen Clear Stamp Set.  Other supplies included a Paper Doily, &  a box of chocolates.  And do no forget the Bronzed Mica Fragments.  Ooh la la, I love that stuff.

Okay, let’s get started:

Emboss the doily.  If there’s some unwanted stray embossing powder, just remove the it with a brush before you heat set it.  It does help if you rub the doily with a dryer sheet or an embossing buddy to cut down on the static & have a nice clean image.

Paper doilies are delicate so I found it handy to use a clipboard when you heat set the embossing powder.

Okay, now brayer that doily.  I used a celery colour.

Glue the doily to the box AND also glue (I used Crystal Effects Adhesive) to the top so you can adhere the Fragments.

Brayer a Doily for the bottom of the box too.

Okay, after shaking & gently tapping the Bronze Fragments onto the box, you’ll want to pump up the image a bit.  So stamp & emboss a few more of the Fairy image & cut it them out to layer onto the box with dimensionals.

And there ya go, a simple box of chocolates becomes simply fun.

My rainy day photos don’t do the Bronzed Mica Fragments justice — they absolutely sparkle!

After making this project, I wanted to do more with these Bronze Fragments.  I walked around my home & looked at everything I could glitter up.  I found a little inexpensive glass vase in a drawer.

I put Glossy Accents glue & made a thin coat onto the glass.  Then I sprinkled the

Bronze Mica Fragments on.  Then I covered the fragments with a hi-lustre Mod Podge.  I balanced the vase on a screw driver to dry.

While the vase was drying I used the Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps on celery paper & adhered that to some cork punched with a grommet.

And a blah vase becomes something that I love to have out in my home.

And that’s this week’s “Flowers & Chocolate” Fran•táge Friday … fun with doilies & Mica Fragments.

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The Graduate

Scrappy Sunday time at Paper Craft Planet.  Kim drew up a simply beautiful template & I had to give a go at it.

Here’s the template:

Here’s my go with it:

Elements are from Betsy Tuma, Carina Gardner, Emarta (all from 2 peas in a bucket) & the Graduation hat, the Mortar Board … I made up in about 5 minutes, after I realized I didn’t own any graduation elements.  Yep, gotta love those classes in Photoshop & Illustrator! LOL

If you’d like the png of the Graduation Hat … here ya go!  Mortar Board


Congrats to CherylB!

Be sure to contact Adela to collect one of these new templates from Creations By AR!

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Carriage


Have fun with them.

Thanks again to Adela for this Blog Hop!