Friday, October 28, 2016

Embellishment Organizer DT Project for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hi folks! I have an embellishment organizer for you today. The Memory Keeping Organizer makes the perfect storage unit for this! This organizer has 13 compartments and will help you keep almost anything organized and at your fingertips!
When you put together any of the dimensional or storage pieces, always do a dry fit. Once you have seen how it will fit, use your favorite wet glue to hold it together.  I have always used Scotch Quick Dry on all my storage pieces and have never had a problem with the glue not holding. Once the glue is dry, I then cut the paper to cover the sides (both in and out). I do it that way because I am a messy gluer and it works best that way for me! Before attaching the paper, I do ink the edges.
The organizer is 13-inches wide. Since my paper is only 12-inches wide, I made decorative corners out of card stock and a border punch! I used some of my lace out of my hoard vault and attached it around the top edge of the entire organizer.
I used the "inspire" from the Word Stackers 2 set. The top part was heat embossed and attached to an inked card board back piece. Done! I then filled my organizer with things that I would use to make embellishments!
Here is a shot of one of my compartments. The embellishments you can see were gifted to me. They were made using the Punchelements 1-inch Scalloped.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Items
Memory Keeping Organizer
Word Stackers 2

Friday, October 21, 2016

A "Wicked" Canvas

Hello, everyone! Mary here with a canvas I call "Wicked." Halloween is not normally my thing, but I had a lot of fun making this.

The first thing I did was cover the entire canvas with black gesso. Next, I took different sheets of paper and tore them into small bits. After that, each edge of the small paper bits was inked with Gathered Twigs. The next step after attaching the paper to the canvas was to apply a thin coat of white gesso over the entire thing to tone down the brightness of the paper. The ink will turn the gesso a soft brown. Once the gesso was dry, I applied small strips of drywall joint tape to random spots. I then used two of the spiderwebs from the Spiderweb Shape Set as stencils. I applied embossing paste over the webs, various spots on the canvas, and on the joint paint. When the embossing paste was dry, I removed the joint tape and sprayed the canvas with Tears on my Pillow Tangerine and Summer Lovin' Sun. After that was dry, I used Gathered Twigs and Black Soot along all four edges of the canvas.

For the chipboard pieces I used, I first covered them all in white gesso. As I started working with each piece, I did recover each one in black gesso. I have listed below how I altered each piece!

Corner spiderwebs: Magic Moon Pearls embossing powder

 Bats: Black acrylic paint. The large bat is applied with foam pop squares.
Wicked: Glitter
Witches Hats: Black embossing powder and on one, splattered with gold paint marker. The belt on the hats -  orange acrylic paint and silver paint marker

Spiders: Glitter glue
Cauldron and witches feet: Gloss black,  silver, green and black paint, gold paint marker.
       Attached to the canvas with pop dots

I hope you inspired to make a canvas of your own!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Products
Spiderweb Shape Set
Be Witched Shape Set
Spiders & Webs Shape Set (Please contact store)
Title Wicked

Other Products
11x14 Canvas
Graphic 45: Steampunk Spells
DecoColor Opaque Paint Markers: Gold and Silver
Black and White gesso
Glitter: Recollections: Muse, Rust, Ebony
Glitter Glue: Studio G
Paint: Gloss Black, Shimmering Silver, Pure Orange, Classic Green, Black
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Black, Lindy's - Magic Moon Pearls
Sprays: Lindy's - Tears on my Pillow Tangerine, Summer Lovin' Sun
Embossing Paste
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Drywall Joint Tape