September is here, and it will not be long till the crispness of fall is in the air, and the tree’s here in the Ohio Valley will be changing into a kaleidoscope of color, a most beautiful tapestry.
My design team project this week, just happens to be one to showcase one of my very favorite photos taken of my niece when she was just a toddler, a multitude of late summer’s ago.
The Robin’s Nest products I chose for this mixed media project, are some of my very favorite patterned paper, dewdrop’s & bling. I hope you enjoy this brief tutorial, on how I created this adorable frame.
From The Robin’s Nest:
Just for Boy’s Stripe Sided Paper
Khaki Glitter Paper
Fall Foliage Tear Drops (selected brown)
Black Forest Mini Dew Drops (selected brown)
Silver Bells Dew Drops (selected pearlized solid)
Large Clear Dew Drops
Stamped Image (Santoro Gorjuss)
Texture Powder, Rose Gold Acrylic Paint,
Micro Beads (PRIMA)
Blank Wood Frames (Michaels)
I began by using gesso on both frames, adding texture paste to the gesso, and using a stencil for the “back” frame for a bit of texture, and completing the back frame with a deep ivory acrylic paint, and distress inking for interest.
I then painted the “front” frame with a country blue acrylic paint, and covered the front with the
Just for Boy’s striped sided paper, adding damask corners with textured gesso, stencil & Rose Gold paint.
I wanted to showcase the Cathedral Paper & Khaki Glitter Paper, and did so by die cutting them into flowers, shaping them with a stylus tool and gluing the layers together. Using mini Dew Drops and Large Dew Drops as centers.
I decided to add a “stem” to the Brown Fall Foliage Tear Drops, using permanent glue.
After fussy cutting the stamped image, and shaping the vellum butterflies, I glued the flowers, additional Dew Drops, and everything into place.
A delightful & fun project completed.
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Thank You for stopping by, and be sure to visit again soon to see more projects, by the talented Robin’s Nest Design Team, here at Chattering Robin’s.