Tuesday, 13 August 2013

France Papillon Project #3 Happy Ending ....

"I feel so sad showing you this one, as it is one of my last offering as PaperArtsy Guest Designer".

So for this project, I started with a Wooden Icon Triple, which I took apart and painted with  Honey Dew Fresco Paint using a paint brush.


On one side of the ‘doors’ I stamped with a BG2 stamp using Embossing Ink, then heat embossed it with clear UTEE (you could do the same with clear embossing powder though). 



On the other side, I applied CrackleGlaze with a palet knife. I did the same on the wooden center piece, a part was embossed, a part was covered in Crackle Glaze.

Using a piece of Cut N Dry, I applied a layer of Holly Fresco Paint on all sides of the wood.


To produce a faux batique effect, I melted the clear UTEE away by ironing it with tissue paper between the wood and the iron. When melted by the heat of the iron, the UTEE gets absorbed by the tissue paper. If your tissue paper is sticking to the surface, just leave the iron on it for a couple of second to remelt the UTEE or embossing powder.


Taking away the UTEE revealed the clear paint underneath the Green Holly Fresco! The sides that had Crackle Glaze… crackled just nicely. I ran a sanding grip over the wood to distress it a bit more.


 
I used the two ‘doors’ as covers for a Coptic binded book. The pages are made of watercolor paper. To keep the book closed, I used printed ribbon.


I randomly stamped words from the ESN08 stamp set with coffee Archival Ink on the central part of the icon. 

 

To embellish it, I made a mini tiny heart out of cold porcelain, I painted using BloodOrange and Claret . I attached the heart to a Tim Holtz Mini Gear with a piece of wire. The clock is a real vintage one. The metal disk was home rusted in vinegar and salt baths and wrapped with iron wire.


I stamped ‘Happy Ending’ from the ESN08 set on Smoothy White Stamping Card using Black Archival Ink and added some background stamping with the BG2stamp in Sepia Archival Ink. I also colourized the paper with Vintage Photo Distres Ink.


I stamped the moth from the HP1004EZ stamp twice on Smoothy White Stamping Card with Black Archival Ink. I trimmed one to glue on top of the other to add dimension to it.


 I then coloured the Smoothy White Stamping Card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and randomly stamped with the Mini 30 using Sepia Archival Ink.



I attached the book to the main part with a piece of chain from the same vintage clock.


And like the clock says, this is a happy ending. This guest designing was a wonderful adventure, with lots of new discoveries, growing and fun.

 A huge thank you to Leandra and Gillian, you ladies rock! I’m proud to have been a member of the PaperArtsy family!

Thank you all PaperArtsy peeps for your wonderful support, sweet comments and fun partaking in the challenges! Wishing you all loads of PaperArtsy fun, now and in the future!

Leandra Says: I adore your "thinking outside the box" on your projects France, the use of the Wood Icon is FAB! Great use of techniques, love the overall distressed/aged look to tonight's project. It has been a real pleasure having you share your creativity with us all over the last four months. Thank You x

Gillian Says: Genius way to use the Wooden Icon Triple France, love the contrast of colours. This is a beautiful project, thank you for sharing your creativity over the last four months. x
 

30 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oh wow, love how you've taken it apart and used it as something completely different, love how the covers of your book came out by ironing off the utee - fantastic

Sam xxx

Helen said...

France this is wonderful! I would never have thought to take the icon apart and use the doors like that... Thanks for such wonderful projects over the last semester.

Rachel said...

Great project France. Very creative thinking, love the end product <3

whyducks said...

Lovely!

Craftyfield said...

Wonderfully creative, you think out of the box France! And don't be sad...it's just an Au revoir.

massofhair said...

A wonderful outside the box project. Like the effect of taking off the UTEE, what a result.

Really enjoyed your projects this week, thank you :-)

isisimaginings.com said...

That is spectacular & so gorgeous. We'll miss your amazing creations France, thanks for all the inspiration.

Kathi said...

Fabulous project. Thanks for sharing how you created it!

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Encore un autre superbe projet, merveilleux. Merci pour l'avoir partagé avec nous. À bientôt j'espère

Paula Whittaker said...

Nice project - I use clear embossing powder when I do this technique.

Glennis said...

Another fabulous project - thank you so much

Karin said...

Fab project, like Paula I normally use clear ep for this technique and cheap copier paper, which can be used on another project.
I've loved all your projects over your term, thank you so much for sharing them with us all.

ionabunny said...

Fabulous piece. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Debbie said...

Super project and so clever. Love all the great techniques used wonderful. DebbieX

Lottie said...

Just perfect - I have so enjoyed your projects

butterfly said...

So gorgeous, France - your work has been amazing, and so inspiring!
Alison x

Rebecca said...

Arr bless! A great project to finish on :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Hope said...

Such a great idea and a wonderful result

Kay Wallace said...

I am so proud of you, France! You lead the way for so many of us, and I am so glad to be one of your following! This project is just so full of thought and is an inspiration! Thank you! Thank you!

toni said...

Fabulous project and so creative to add the little book in that way . Love the painted / batik finish x

Sobre el Arte y otras Aventuras said...

wow! this is a very unique and beautiful project, love it! Cheers, Vron

Carol Q said...

fabulous France. another gorgeous book project and some excellent techniques to inspire us!

Gio said...

Such a brilliant idea and gorgeous made. Love it!!

I'm looking forward the France Papillon's works on her blog, it's so inspiring!

Happy Me said...

gorgeous project thank you for this one and all of the previous ones as well. your awesome. Smilz

Alison said...

Fantastic project! x

Trish said...

Oh wow, great project. I've not done faux batique for ages - thanks for reminding me!

JoFY said...

I love how you deconstructed the Icon to create something completely different. love it.

craftimamma said...

Absolutely love the techniques in this fab post France. Brilliant use of the tripple icon.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW what a way to end, I would never have thought to take it apart. This hanging is super amazing, I love the black and white, so vivid and truly out of this world unique :-) Kezzy xxx

Seth said...

This is really incredible. I love your style so much and really enjoyed seeing how you put this together.

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