Each week they will give specific techniques and requirements that we must incorporate into our project design.
The first challenge was really 2 parts: to create a multi-dimensional embellishment from a die cut
to be used in a project (so make the embellishment and make a project using that embellishment). These were some of the rules:
- You must use either a die cut paper or a piece of chipboard as your base shape
- You must turn that die cut/chipboard into a dimensional (layered) usable embellishment
- You must use at least TWO art mediums (gesso, gels, glazes, paints etc)
- Your final piece must be showcased on a scrapbook page (layout), card or other altered item
I wrapped a strand of translucent pearl beads around the tips, added 2 stick pins, and then punched a small hole for a jump ring for the chandelier bead dangle, and then topped it off with the metal snowflake in the center. These pics don't capture all of the bling and dimension- in real life this is so shiny and textured!
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For my layout, I made a few other embellies too:
I made some Frosted Branches out of twigs using Colorfill (vase filler beads), german glass glitter, and diamond dust.
I also made a Poinsettia out of a metal sheet which I die cut, embossed, and sanded. I curled the petals and added gold beads for the center.
Although we were given ample time, I had such a crazy week- so I didn't begin until I only had a few hours left- YIKES! So after making all of the embellies (which took up most of the time)- I had to really RUSH the layout. Since time was running out- I threw this together rather quickly! I ran out of time before I could add my "title" and few extra touches- but it was "Time is Up"- gasp- just like on the shows, hehe! So I submitted it - as it is here..
Here is a close up of the embossed metal poinsettia that I made
Close up of the Frosted Branches that I made