Monday, July 31, 2023

Full of Wonder Panel

Hello Friends,

This is one of my favorites that I made from the Etcetera release.  Here I have used a Etcetera Panel + the house shapes from the Facades pack.  I actually used two house shape (because it was just easier) but I have given you an alternative in case you only have one pack.
Lets get started...
Cover the Etcetera Panel with Backdrop paper  - this paper is from Backdrops Volume 5.
I added Design Tape Trims to the edges of the panel.

This is just a test run to show you placement on the panel - NO GLUE YET.

I chose two transparent layers from two different packs. The moon transparency is from the "Transparent Things" pack. I chose it for the stars in the background, not the moon, so I placed it as far to the right as I can.  *This will make more sense when the top transparency is placed on the second layer.

The photo is from the Photomatic pack - I just cut around her, then added a thin foam square to the back so she is raised off the surface.
I squeezed some Stickles out onto the craft sheet, then picked some up with my fingertip and pressed it onto the transparency to dry.  Its hard to take photos of glitter, so trust me it looks better that it does here!
So here is how I put all the pieces together...
I used a cutting knife to cut paper for the top of the house shape (Etcetera Facades). I had multiple packs of Facades so I am going to use two house shapes for this project.  If you only have one package, then you can use Foam squares to raise the house up from the panel.
Tape the 2nd transparency to the FRONT of the house Facade. 
*notice my cut piece on the left, waiting to go in top.
Add Collage Medium to the back of the cut piece.
Then flip over and place on top of the Facade, covering the tape.  Press down till smooth and flat.
Now, using the second Facade house shape, adhere the moon transparency to the back as shown. I used Scor-Tape to add the transparency to the Facade.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are going to use foam squares instead of the second house shape, then the moon transparency will be adhered directly to the panel, with facade 1 + foam squares placed over the top.
So your piece should look like this.
The double house gives maximum space between the top transparency and the moon transparency.  And you can barely see the moon off to the right!
I added Hardware Heads to the corners.
And a Word Band to the top. I used Foundry Wax in the recessed portion and sanded the letters to bring out some contrast. I believe I added some Mushroom Alcohol Ink with a small brush to grunge the gold wax up a bit.
On each side I added some ephemera and then pieces of "Leafy Twigs".  This is a Sizzix Thinlit that I cut and inked.  I splattered it with white paint. Once dry I added the bright green Distress Crayon, Crushed Olive.  It has been snipped apart to use the individual pieces as I wish.  I adhered it to the panel with Collage Medium.  The tiny beads were added at the end.
I also added a tiny label from the Snippets pack.
Here is a close up of the left side.
I used the Feather from the "Quill and Arrow" pack as a grounding piece on the front. I painted it black and then added Foundry Wax to the high parts. Once heated, the gold and black work really well together.
I love this piece - it is so ethereal with the double transparency.  You could use any photo you wanted inside and really go with any theme.
Now carry on,