Friday, February 2, 2018

Creativation Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Glad to be back after such a long time away from the blog!  Today I'm here as part of the Creativation Blog Hop!  Each designer is sharing one of their show samples and if that is not good enough, we have prizes to give away to some lucky winners!  Leave a comment on as many blogs as you wish - the more you comment, the better your chances at winning a great prize!  Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele's blog.



stampers anonymous

The project I am sharing today was in the idea-ology booth.  I created a wall piece using architectural moulding (10 x 5.5") as the foundation.   The moulding piece I used is called a Bullseye Plinth Block (bought on Etsy) but sometimes you can find them listed under plinth rosettes, architectural salvage or even corbels.  If you look closely, you can just see the edge of the "bullseye" under the Trinket Tin.
I painted the inside of the tin with Weathered Wood Distress Paint.  Once dry, I lightly sanded the edges to age the paint.
I added a piece of an vintage envelope to the door with Collage Medium (including a layer over the top to seal it).  Once it was dry, I scribbled Walnut Stain Distress Crayon over the top and used a damp brush to wash over the surface.  You really needed a brush to do this part so you can get the crayon color all the way out to the edges.
I cut foam core to fit inside the deep tin to bring the inside forward.  Then layered linen from the Textile Surfaces Pack and a piece from the new Worn Wallpaper pack over the top.  A Photobooth image and a Clippings sticker was added to tell the story.
At the bottom of the piece there is sizable indentation in the moulding that was just screaming for a stick.  I wrapped the end of the stick with dyed cheesecloth and a bit of lace, binding it with dyed cotton string.  The added Story Stick is one of my favorite and most used of all the new metals.  Small, concise (and with a faux eyelet)... it is the perfect added detail on any piece (note to self: must buy in bulk).
The metal piece at the top comes from the new Foundry pack.  The metal has been aged with paint, alcohol ink and crayon.  Two Mini Fasteners were added to appear as if the plate is actually riveted to the wood (but of course it's not).
The button card on the front of the tin is vintage.  The added Quote Token is not, even thought it appears to be.  A mix of Distress Paint, Picket Fence Distress Crayon and Alcohol Ink make for the perfect patina.
Well I hope you like this piece.  I LOVE mixing vintage and new (made to look old of course).  The Trinket Tin is the perfect little box to hide found treasures and tell secret stories.  I see these being used over and over again!

Vicki is next next up on the Blog Hop so click on the link above to pop over her to her blog and see what she is sharing today!

A huge shout out to Richele for organizing the Blog Hop!  Thank you Richele!

now carry on,