Who is this Bee or Dee

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Saturday, 25 July 2009

Altered looking glass frame

At craft group on Wednesday, Janet (our leader, in the nicest way) had a project to do a altered Ikea frame(idea originally from craft Stamper). We cut with help 40 1.1/4 inch squares (mount board, the original had stamp-board ready cut squares, it depends on your budget as to what you use) and coloured them with inks. Then stamped an image on each one, then a swipe with a embossing ink pad and a coat of clear embossing powder. That's as far as I got on Wednesday, I did another coat of embossing powder which I think is better and even another coat would be good. But I had a time constraint, as it was for my son's girl friend and she is going back to the states next week-end. You arrange the squares in a pleasing arrangement that is the most difficult part of the task, you can use an adhesive of your choice, glossy accents was suggested. I thought that would be to expensive but in fact you use so little it is not. You would spray a clear vanish over the top, masking as require. I was pleased with it and my son's girl friend really liked it. It has set me off on all sorts of thoughts for altered art projects.


Blogger Unknown said...

Wow Bee it looks really good! Its on my list to finish today too. The spray varnish should be here today as well :0)

25 July 2009 at 10:49  
Blogger Michelle said...

Looks fabulous Bee and love the cards above too. Sorry to hear your not on top form. These dates can be difficult can't they. Thinking of you
x Michelle

27 July 2009 at 00:41  
Blogger Debbie Dolphin said...

this looks really good.I saw this too in the craft stamper and have the ikea mirror!!i just need to do it!but yours looks brill
debbie xx

14 August 2009 at 17:46  

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