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Floral Mini Configuration Box

Hi everyone!
I have a new mini configuration box to share with you all for Crafters’ Pallete.

You won’t believe where I got the box from! It’s a piece of packaging from a Prima product I bought a while ago – it was just perfect for altering!

I covered the entire box with some scrapbook paper and distressed the edges using Distress Paint in Walnut Stain to define the edges. Once I covered the whole thing, I began to embellish – the fun part, of course! I glued on some Prima flowers (if you haven’t already seen the new range of Prima flowers at Crafters’ Palette, they are so worth taking a look!), and added some metal embellishments. I also added a wooden butterfly to the bottom right-hand corner and filled a miniature glass bottle with silver glitter and a ‘love’ note.

Sounds pretty easy to make, right? It definitely is! I hope you like today’s post – ‘til next time!

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6 Gorgeous Techniques Using Distress Inks

Today’s post is definitely going to be interesting for all those who are just IN LOVE with the Distress Inks (like me!). They’re one of my most used crafty items. Let’s get into some tips and techniques on how we can use them.

1. Distressing
This is the most basic use of Distress Inks. You can use them to distress paper, cardstock or any other surface you have. You can create some amazing vintage or shabby-chic styles with this fab medium.
2. Stamping
Here is another super basic and of course natural way to use Distress Inks. Ink your stamp and simply press it down on the paper. The type of stamp doesn’t matter – you can use any kind from clear to cling and wood to mounted. Also, one important thing to note here is that Distress Inks are water-based, so adding other mediums may bleed the ink and distort your image.

3. Blending
This is one of my FAVOURITE techniques! No other ink pad will give you as good results at blending than Distress Inks. Not even close! The colours mix so beautifully and can be applied lightly, or layered together to get a rich, deep background. Firstly, choose any 2 or more Distress Ink colours. For this tag, I used the new Wilted Violet Ink Pad, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. Use a blending tool to pick up your ink, and work in circular motions across your paper. Start off at the paper’s edge, and slowly work into the paper to avoid getting blotches. Lastly, start blending the colours as you go. Layering various inks together gives you countless colour combinations.

4. Stencilling
Directly place the stencil over the paper and apply the Distress Ink onto it. The Distress Spray Stains can also be used through stencils to create some gorgeous effects. Tape the stencil to the paper with any temporary adhesive so that it holds the stencil and prevents movement. Once you’re done, remove the stencil and there you have a gorgeous pattern! You can also blend inks to create some gorgeous graduated effects.

5. Watermarking
The most distinctive feature of Distress Inks is their ability to work with water. Spray water on anyDistress Ink background and watch the ink move. You can create watermarked effects by adding few drops of water to an inked surface, or using a water brush to draw a design. When you have finished adding the water, use a paper towel to gently blot the surface and remove the ink.

6. Reverse Stencilling
Ever heard of it? No? Let me tell you! If you ever want to have watercolour background effect, this is a great way to do it. Take a stencil and start inking it; blending colour in this technique works well. You just need three main things for this technique: Distress Inks (of course!), a stencil and a misting tool. All you have to do is apply the inks to the surface of your stencil, mist it with water and place ink-side down onto your paper. Press lightly, and lift off the stencil to reveal a gorgeous watercolour background!
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Winged Beauties Memory Canvas

Hi, everyone!

I’ve been selected as a new DT member of Crafters’ Palette and I am thrilled to be a part of the team. For my very first post, I have chosen a personalized canvas.

I made a photo canvas using the bunch of items. At first, I painted the sides of my plain white canvas using some Distress Paint in Walnut Stain. Then I took some patterned cardstock, and distressed iit using some Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Inks around the edges. I then used a Script Background Stamp on different areas of my background to give it a vintage feel. Once the paint was all dried up, I added the patterned cardstock to the canvas with some liquid glue.


To give a bit of a dimension, I layered two pieces of cardstock behind my photograph, and gave them some definition by inking and distressing the edges.

Next thing was to add the embellishments! I painted my title using Walnut Stain Distress Paint. I also added some flowers to my canvas, and a few metal embellishments. I die-cut some Winged Beauties Butterflies using my Sizzix Big Shot, and stuck everything in place.



I hope you enjoyed my project. See you next time!

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Personalized Gift Wrap

This time it’s a Personalized Gift Wrap with PCW’s Word Art. You can find the file here!
 
Firstly, I wrapped up the gift with the newspaper. I love wrapping it with newspaper it gives a chic look! Secondly, I pasted few flowers to give a warmer vibe as it was an wedding anniversary present. Then lastly, I took a twine and a red ribbon and tied them around the box and while making a bow of the red ribbon I made a hole into the PCW word art file which says ‘You’re Special’. It’s a chalkboard art! And with that I took another tag which said ‘Happy Anniversary’ and tied them up. 
 
That was all it! It took hardly 10 minutes to wrap the gift. 
 
 
I hope you like today’s post! Till next time!
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Fuchsia Floret Wooden Frame

Hello again!
 
I am trilled to share this project with you all. This was the very first altered frame I did. I had this wooden frame since 5 or more years and its texture was getting darker and it started to look unclean. So, one day I thought why not I alter it and this is what I came out with.
 
Let’s go through the products what I have used in here..
 
Firstly, I covered the entire frame with Distress Paint. I used Antique Linen in here to give a neutral look. Then I embellished it with various flowers. Few are from Prima Marketing and Recollections and rest I bought from a random store. Die-cuts are by Sizzix and metal corner is by Tim Holtz. 
 
Secondly. instead of adding a plain paper. I took a pattern paper from DCWV Old World Stack and attached a twine in a twisted manner. Next I took a mini clip distressed it with the same paint to match it with the frame. 
 
Lastly, I added a Photo Mat and a PCW Chalkboard Word Art
 
This way you can frame your favorite photos in style and make them last a lifetime.
 
I hope you enjoyed my post! See you next time!
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All in Suede & Creams Birthday Card

Hello!

My this week’s project for PCW is a Birthday Card. I have used a Happy Birthday sentiment from PCW. It went really well with the layout I chose to make. This sentiment comes in about 6 colors and I have used a file with the ‘black’ color font on it. 

List of all supplies used is below!

 
Happy Birthday Word Art by PCW
DCWV ‘Old World Stack’ Paper Pad
Sizzix Frame, Oval w/Ornate Edges – Framelits Die Set 3PK
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 8PK – Butterflies, Intricate
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Spring Greenery
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Metal Corners
Recollections Floral Embellishments 
Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls 
Beads and Nylon

 

 
Till next time.. Toddles!