This week it is back to showing some projects I have been working on. The first is my Parisian Bulletin Board. I bought 2 clearance bulletin boards at Big Lots in May. The photo of the box is more of a "it could look like this" as the entire board and all the accessories were actually white. All white…100% white….. void of color….BORING. Of course sometimes all white is good…but not this time.
Let's begin…. I started by stamping the four edges of the frame with a repetitive diamond border stamp from the House of 3 Soiree collection. Instead of ink I used Gold Leaf Adhesive. When the adhesive was tacky I added Gold Pearl Ex. The Pearl Ex stuck to the glue and also stuck to the frame itself. I left the extra powder there even though I know it will gradually come off as the frame is handled- there is nothing more than static holding it in place. I used rub ons to add the word "dreams" as you see in the picture.
|Close up of the Gold|
|Parisian Bulletin Board|
I made a little flower using petal from a silk hydrangea. I took the petals off the whole flower and pulled the plastic stamen out and discarded them . Then, I just simply stacked the petals and added a rhinestone center.
Really this is such a simple project with a big impact. I posted this on my gallery at the huge scrapbooking site 2 Peas in a Bucket and I have received several nice comments- maybe they wouldn't be so nice if they knew how easy it was to make!
|a little look at her world from www.sallyjeanalexander.com|
Two summers ago she came to Ann Arbor and taught a class during Art Fair. We made a really pretty flower necklace. My design was beautiful and even Sally Jean was impressed. Then I got to the soldering and I made it a big ol' mess. She is teaching another class in August which I originally signed up for- something I have wanted to make ever since I took her first class. I noticed last week that she is offering "Soldering for Virgins 2" so I signed up. I am so excited to get my soldering iron and my glass grinder and get busy. If you have never see her work I recommend checking it out. It is divine www.sallyjeanalexander.com.
Thats all for now….Laters baby,