Monday, March 21, 2016

Challenge #10 - Creating Stationery Ensembles

Hello, Crafty Folks!

THIS CHALLENGE WILL END ON
APRIL 4, 2016

I love creating Stationery ensembles as gifts for friends and family.  I think what I enjoy most is personalizing the sets.  We all enjoy seeing our names displayed (maybe not in lights) but personalized stationery does makes a statement.
As always, I will have a link at the bottom of this page to share your projects, if you like.  This is a information blog and I hope you will find articles and projects that will both inspire and educate. 
The challenges are just for fun and inspiration.

This ensemble was create for my Sister-In-Law

HOW IT WAS DONE

Materials:
6 oz nut can (or other canister)
Empty corrugated cardboard box
Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish - Serene
DecoArt® Dazzling Metallics - Glorious Gold and Splendid Gold
Americana® Decor™ Créme Wax (Clear)
Americana® DuraClear™ Matte Varnish
Text Weight Stationery Sheets - (or a collection of your handmade Cards, ATCs, and Tags)
Designer Papers:  I used Graphic 45 Gilded Lilly (you will need the sticker sheet)
Tissue paper
Alterations Box Corners
Misc. metal embellishments.

ONE: Box Preparation

I am a big fan of repurposing.  Two of my Ranger Inks Distress Kits was shipped this way.  I held on to them for stationery ensembles.  Your box can be any size or shape.
I painted the lid, allowed it to dry, and then applied a coat of Decou-Page™
I crumpled a piece of light green tissue paper, opened it and applied to the still wet Decou-Page™
Using an Emery board, I removed the excess tissue. This method also works on canvases.
You get a very clean edge!
My goal was to create a lid that resembled old slightly cracked marble. I played around with the paint job until I arrived at a result closest to my vision.  I sealed this with both wax and varnish.

(IN THE TUTORIAL, I COVER THE CANISTER WITH DP.  IN THIS PROJECT,  I PAINTED THE CANISTER AND APPLIED GILDED LILLY STICKERS.

THE VASE

I hope some of you will get a chance to create your own ensemble.  Remember, you can enter projects until the end of the year.

THIS CHALLENGE WILL END ON
APRIL 4TH  but the link up will be available until the end of the year.



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