Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Happy Place With Wood Shapes!


Hello friends! My project today is an altered frame that I've used the Garden Journal collection along with our That's Life Wood Shapes.

Our Happy Place by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Our Happy Place Altered Frame featuring Garden Journal collection and That's Life Wood Shapes by BoBunny designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

 I've used Pearlescents and Glimmer Sprays as well as stamps. Recently I received a wedding invitation with this lovely photo on it and knew I wanted to create something special with it. 

I thought it would be fun to place this frame on their wedding gift as a little bonus.

Our Happy Place Altered Frame featuring Garden Journal collection and That's Life Wood Shapes by BoBunny designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

To start, I coated the frame with some cream paint. Once dry I traced the frame shape and trimmed the paper to fit. I stitched around the paper giving myself enough extra space to sand the edges. I traced the heart from the back of the paper and carefully cut it out and adhered my paper to the frame with some Mod Podge.

I sanded all the edges and then dry brushed some of my cream paint on the very borders. I rubbed some Sugar Pearlescent around the heart edges, then brushed a very light layer overall and set aside to dry.

The That's Life Wood Shape chevrons are altered with Pearlescents. The small chevrons are base coated in Silver and then brushed with some Frost. The middle chevron is base coated in Sugar and then dry brushed with Frost.




I collaged the chipboard and used my wood shapes to accent my design. The Elegant Border Die was cut and I folded two segments together to create my flourish heart that is tucked in behind the Layered Chipboard. Some simple stamping and drops of glimmer spray and jewels completed the frame.

How do you like to alter your wood shapes?

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Notebook / Garden Journal
Wood Shapes: That's Life
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard, Chipboard / Garden Journal
Buttons: Garden Journal
Stamps: Distressed Textures, It is Written and Stained Textures
Stamp Block Set
Pearlescents: Brilliant Blue, Silver and Sugar
Glimmer Spray: Bronze, Frost and Sugar
Ink: Licorice
Jewel Flourishes: Glaze
Jewels: Double Dot Blue Hues
Die: Elegant Border Die

3 comments:

  1. I just got my first pearlescents, going to try some of these ideas. Thanks.

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