Saturday, July 15, 2017

How To Make A Beautiful Masquerade Frame With Robin's Nest Diamond Drops

Hello there, Michelle here today to share with you my latest project for The Robin's Nest, 
a masquerade inspired wooden frame.

This project began with a $1 Artminds Wooden frame I purchased at Michaels and
a couple of sheets of jewel toned patterned cardstock in my personal stash, that I couldn't quite decide what to do with it.

The Robin's Nest had ALL the perfect elements I needed for this project, with the jewel toned Dew Drop color and shape varieties, Mini Mardi Gras Masks & beautiful cardstock like the distressed rich purple (flip side) of the Birthday Candles Glitter Cardstock & the Irresdescent Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum specialty paper.

*The masks that I have, had just a bit of a silver glitter splash on them, presently featured in the store are gorgeously glittered gold/silver & purple/green varieties, and would work beautifully in any project.

The best feature of my frame, the Diamond Dew Drops. The colors I chose were purple, blue, black, green & orange. I also used gold Mini Dew Drops in metallic gold & a fuchsia metallic Dew Drop. In addition to these, I used Tear Drops in coordinating colors to add a bling effect to the flowered masks, while using the Diamond Drops on one mask without a flower.

To begin, I gessoed the entire frame, followed by a rich purple gouache paint. I used a matte gel medium to adhere all cardstock in vertical rows to the front of the frame.

I then randomly patterned the Diamond Dew Drops to the solid RN cardstock, as well as the patterned diamond cardstock from my stash, using the Gold Mini Drops as a filler of sorts.

Once all elements had been made & prepped with glue, I put everything into place.

And voila! A frame that would make a great gift for anyone who loves a masquerade.

This was a very easy project, with so much personality. 
If you have not yet viewed the variety of the Dew Drops, Tear Drops & Diamond Dew Drops at The Robin's Nest online store, check them out. They are absolutely the perfect embellishment to make any project "pop" with beautiful color.

*Just a reminder, the beautiful distressed purple paper on the front of the frame & the matte inside the frame, are the only Robin's Nest cardstock, ALL the embellishments (excluding the flowers & ribbon) are also from The Robin's Nest.

Thank you for stopping by today, while you are be sure to check out the variety of projects featured in galleries, created by Robin's Nest design team members using beautiful Robin's Nest products.

Be sure to visit The Robin's Nest YouTube channel for your inspiration, featuring video tutorials shared by the design team.

You can also visit The Robin's Nest Facebook page for inspiration and at:

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