Thursday, June 27, 2013

Americana Blueprint

With the 4th of July fast approaching, it's the perfect time to get out the stamps and Distress Markers.  I'm using the Americana Blueprint stamp set today.  Appropriate, right?

I stamped the star onto a 4 x 4" piece of watercolor paper using black Archival ink.  Then colored the star with fired brick, the word with faded jeans and the drop shadow with pumice stone.  Remember, as your working around the star, color a section, then use the water brush to drag the ink around, then move to the next section.
 Ink the edges of the water color paper with Vintage Photo.
Once the star was dry, I covered it with Glossy Accents.  Set this to the side to dry for at least an hour or more depending on the thickness of the Glossy Accents.
While the star is drying, cut a piece of heavy book board or chipboard for the foundation.  If you want to use wood or a stretched canvas, that would work too.
Cover the surface with paper from the Seasonal Kraft Resist Paper stash.
Cut the large number 4 and the word three from the Alpha Parts - Numeric set.
 Cut the "th" from the word three.
 Glitter "4th" with white glue and Stickles Fine Dry Glitter in Platinum.  Set aside to dry.
 Cut 4 pieces of Metal Foil Tape for the edges of the foundation.
 Color Metal Foil Tape with Mushroom Alcohol Ink.
Cut edge of tape with pinking shears.
Peel the paper backing off metal tape and add to the edge of the foundation piece.  Fold excess around the edge to cover side of book board.
 Once the star is dry, add Mini Fasteners to each corner.
 Then add the star plaque to the foundation with 1/2" wide Wonder Tape.
 Add some Seasonal Chit Chat stickers.
 Color Crinkle Ribbon with Faded Jeans Distress Stain.
 Now add the Crinkle Ribbon and the glittered 4th.
Tuck a red Vial label under the large 4, then add an appropriate rub from the Remnant Rubs sheet - words.
 Gather a bit of striped paper string and dyed cheescloth...
 and tuck under the bow (I used a bit of hot glue for fast drying).
and we're done!


cheers for a great weekend!
paula

44 comments:

  1. Wow! I salute you Paula......such a cool project x

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  2. What a neat project! I especially love how you used the three elements to create the bow. Thanks.

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  3. I love the burlap that frames the star!

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  4. love the whole thing, but especially the bow!

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  5. Love it - Step by step is so cool. Thanks for sharing ---

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  6. LOVE IT!!!! This is s a beautiful piece of Americana! So love it espcially the red/white/blue ribbons!

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  8. Totally Awesome!! I love it Paula! :D

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  9. LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. PERFECTION!!!! mad love for every stinkin' thing you do!!! the way you add texture and vintage touches to each project makes my heart so happy!! thank you!!!

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  11. You kind of never fail to amaze me...wonderful project. Between you and Tim I might be inspired to actually decorate for the fourth this year!

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    1. thanks sara - you can do it! I would totally start with tim's patriotic trees!

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  12. LOVE this patriotic piece of art, Paula! You have such a way of putting things together so effortlessly. Just fabulous.

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  13. Thank you Mario for posting this on FB...I L O V E this...Awesome work...Thank you for sharing!

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    1. welcome Mylissa..hope you visit often.

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  14. Wow Paula! This is awesome! A real masterpiece!

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  15. Such a wonderfully patriotic project, Paula! Love it!!!

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  16. PAula I really love this card! It's very cool!!!! BArbarayaya

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    1. thank you miss yaya...hoping to just keep up with you.
      xx

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  17. so adorable.....I miss you but imagine you are super busy with CHA projects.

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    1. you are absolutely right...running at full speed here.

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  18. Are those your little red shoes I see?

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    1. good eye my friend...yes, they are my red shoes that my mother saved. maybe that's why I like red shoes so much!

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  19. Fabulous! I hope you all have a great 4th of July across the pond xx

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  20. Holy cow wow, Paula! You've gone and created another masterpiece.

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  21. Great details, love the texture! HAPPY 4th of July :)

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  22. Very nice and I love the final display!

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  23. Fantastic project - thanks so much!! Happy Fourth!

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  24. This is the best 4th of july project I've seen! You rock!

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  25. That's so cool! Love how you added the patriotic words around the blueprint stamp.

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  26. Oh Paula! This is so exceptional! I love the burlap, the metal edging, the glittery 4th, and the bow! Perfectly Americana! Happy Independence Day!

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  27. Fabulous Independence Day project! LOVE it and it looks so good w/your display. :)

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  28. Paula...your 4th of July card is FABULOUS!! Oh my goodness! I love every little detail of it...and there are many! WOW! You have really created such a gorgeous vintage piece and have done Tim's blueprint stamps proud, girl! Love the step by step, too! Thanks so much for the nice comments you left on my blog. Makes me happy. :) Enjoy the rest of your week! Rockin' card!! <3 Candy

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  29. EVERYTHING is wonderful. Now that I am retired, I must spend more time creating.

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  30. Your little red shoes remind me of the pair my older daughter received as a gift when my younger daughter was born. I've kept them all these years and I'm glad I did. I just might have to pull them out for decorating purposes now. Great idea! Thanks Paula

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  31. Love this card, i always feel so proud to be an American when i see something so patriotic.

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