Monday 9 June 2014

GD: Keren Baker Project # 2 It's A Mystery {Part 2}

"Hi! Keren here again. I'll put you a little more out of your misery from being so secretive. Here's where we're getting to today".
The back of the box was just plain mdf so I thought I'd use a piece of acrylic paper to add Grunge Paste- the box is quite sizeable so I couldn't use Smoothy as it didn't quite fit.
Now, before you all run away in horror; yes, that is glitter on my workspace. I know it's not a usual go-to supply for all you artsy girls and guys, but my project needed a bit of a light lift for the background and iridescent glitter would just give that touch of sparkle and reflect the light. 
I've used this Lin Brown Stencil.

It worked well, now just to do a random pattern over the piece. I am,by nature, an impatient crafter and the thought of waiting for each section to dry was too much, so I chopped the stencil up so I'd have room to place other images whilst not affecting the other Grunge Paste ones. My washi tape came in pretty handy for this.
So, once dried, I attached it to the back and then set  off decorating a tag to hang inside. I'm using the beautiful Hot Picks 1301 set again

Using some Smoothy Heavyweight I created a long tag and masked off most of the tag so I could extend the flower spray at the top.
I added some of the flowers in the bottom right corner to add balance to the design.

I also stamped two of the butterflies onto acetate in white Stazon, left to dry and then cut out.

I stamped lots more flowers and coloured in using my Copic/Promarker pens and then cut each flower out. By pressing the flowers in a circular motion in the centre on foam, this allowed the flowers to take on a 3D effect. I created a 'spray' of blooms across the tag.
By adding one of the white folded acetate butterflies to the centre using adhesive from a tape runner, it gave the tag a lovely 3D element.
I added twine to the top of the tag so I then could hang it from inside the box. I wanted next to create a mini work of art for one of the 'shelves' so needed a mini easel to hold it. I sketched out an easel shape, traced it 3 times and trimmed it out. I glued them together.
 I added a back piece and then 3 long pieces to act as the ledge to hold my mini 'canvas'.

Then, I just stamped out one of the smaller stamps, added stripes with my alcohol markers and added two cut out flowers to the edge of the easel.
 The box is still not full, tomorrow we'll do some hanging hearts and stitching! I hope you can join me then.

~ Keren ~

Leandra Says: Glitter and grunge paste??? Sacre Bleu!! J'aime beaucoup! LOL

Gillian Says: Oh how adorable is the little mini easel Keren and I love the addition of the acetate butterfly. Another fab installment ... roll on tomorrow nights finale :)

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Keren's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday June 15th 2014.


Helen said...

oooohhhh!!! glitter in GP..... Love today's post, it's looking better and better!

Craftyfield said...

Looking good so far... Love the easel too, great idea!

Ruth said...

Looking gorgeous so far, and glitter in grunge paste, why not! Can't wait for the final instalment.

jojo79 said...

Love it, Glitter in Grunge paste - great idea.

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous! I love that little easel.

Unknown said...

It's looking fabulous! The tag is gorgeous, you already know I totally love 'Glam Grunge' :) and I'm so gonna copy that little easel! Trying to take a photo of a tag is impossible and this will be perfect for it! Thank you for the fab inspiration! Ingrid x

massofhair said...

Fantastic and full of inspiration once again Keren! Love the tiny easel it is very very cute and i might use your idea on how to make one if that is ok?

Awesome so far, looking forward to tomorrows post:-) xxx

Cocofolies said...

All elements really gorgeous... This project is so creative and beautiful!!! Coco x

Sarah G said...

Great project - love the glitter and paste! The tag and mini easel are also beautiful - just enough pops of colour :)

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love it so far, looking real fab. Xxx

Julie S said...

gorgeous! looking forward to tomorrow's eye candy.

~amy~ said...

gasp...this is lovely!

Sue B said...

Clever as ever Keren....fab idea x

Anya said...

The tag is gorgeous--love the acetate butterfly. And that mini easel is too cute! You're one clever lady!!

craftimamma said...

Absolutely love the pretty tag and the easel is so cute. Now GP and glitter.....hmmm!!! Lol!

Lesley Xx

Kezzy said...

Wow glitter in grunge paste, looks amazing and the tag is truly gorgeous.:-) Kezzy xxx