I love dimension, so I ran the ornate frame through an embossing folder, highlighted the high spots with a dry brush technique using off white acrylic paint mixed with a bit of Sakura Crystal Lacquer. The Crystal Lacquer made the acrylic paint slightly transparent, which is the look I was going for. I also added the same paint/Crystal Lacquer highlights all around the blue postage stamp edge frame, as well as the embossed oval backdrop (pictured below) using the same dry brush technique. I cut out the word "Hawaii" and the Hawaiian totem image from a box of Hawaiian candy packaging. You can also see in this picture where I added some metallic teal dew drops to the frame using the Dew Dew Glue. These little glue dots make it especially easy to add your dew drops to your art. I think it really added that touch of bling.
To make the golden yellow flowers and leaves, I used a bit of the distressed honeycomb paper, die cut the leaves, and folded them as shown. The Robin's Nest paper is so nice, and it holds its shape so well, that when you unfold the leaves, they do not collapse. Really terrific!!!!
|Folded die cut leaves|
The tiny little rolled flowers were made by loosely cutting out a circle, then spiral cutting into the circle. Then, roll the flower up from the outer point of the spiral to the inside. Add a touch of glue to the center, and when the glue dries, you can manipulate the tiny petals a bit to "ruffle" them.
Pictured below, you can see the dimension in the leaves, as well as the tiny rolled flowers. They are so easy to make, and oh so much fun. The blue flowers are from the local craft store.
|Folded die cut leaves and spiral coiled paper flowers|
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I hope you enjoyed my project for this week. Please be sure to visit The Robin's Nest for more selection of their beautiful papers and embellishments. You will not be disappointed. And don't forget to check out The Robin's Nest Monthly Page Map Challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from their online store. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week.
|Tropical Flowers Glitter 12x12 paper|
|Distress Honeycomb12x12 paper|
|Glitter Teal Cardstock|
|Metallic Teal Dew Drops|
|Dew Dew Glue|