Good morning!  Well, I thought I would get this project written up and posted a little earlier (like yesterday), but apparently it didn’t happen.   I started working on a another project (while Hadlee was napping) for the eclectic Paperie Challenge this week, but honestly . . . I didn’t get too far.

Anyhoo, for the project I have to share today.  It’s one I submitted to Spellbinders™ for CHA.  I’m assuming it got there and was in the booth . . . I still haven’t seen pictures of this particular one.  My assignment for this one, was the new LF-018 Grand Decorative Labels One.


Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection was used for the project.  Each layer is the G45 paper die cut with the Grand Decorative Labels One, which was then mounted on a piece of thin chipboard that had been die cut with Grand Labels One.


The depth for the frame was created by die cutting multiple layers of thin chipboard with Labels One.


The butterfly was cut out twice, with the second covered in Spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles and mounted over the top of the bottom butterfly.


That’s all for me today and I think this I my last CHA project to share.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


Project Supplies:

Good morning!  I thought today I would talk about my second project on the Spellbinders™ Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

After my initial project (the layered arches) was done, I was boggled with what my second project should be with the assigned dies.  I had a ball working with the beeswax on the first project and thought why not carry it on over into the second.  The problem then was . . . what.  I finally settled on pulling out one of the $1 frames from Michael’s that I had down in my class surplus.

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The first thing I did, was to add some color to 140 lb. watercolor paper by misting it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mixed with Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Refills.   While the paper was still damp, it was embossed with the new EL-027 Numbers and Letters M-Bossabilities Folder.  Of course, I used an entire sheet of the paper which needed to be torn and the individual pieces run through the Grand Calibur in the M-Bossabilities.

My goal was to make this project look more distressed than the first, but not dark . . . I wanted color!

Following the same steps used in the other project, several layers of beeswax was applied to the bare wood frame, to give the paper something to adhere too.  Now this is where everything went awry . . .


I started tearing the watercolor paper into strips and applying it to the frame with more layers of beeswax, adding different colors of Perfect Pearls as I went.    The more I messed with it, the more layers of wax I had, some of the paper wasn’t sticking, and the more I added the worse it got.

Finally, when I had all the paper down and I kept seeing the wax pooling in odd places, I finally game up and dropped a roll of paper towel onto the project.  It picked up just enough of the melted wax to leaving me the color of the paper and the added colors of the Perfect Pearls.  I stopped right there!

I kept worrying about the white wax that was showing and fretting over it was part of my problem.  Once I stopped and let the piece dry . . . well, I decided I liked the white and left it alone.

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I used one the left over chipboard die cuts from the other piece as the background for the shield bezel and painted it black.  The bezel, which is open-backed and an old one I had here from the Art Mechanique line, was placed on the Numbers and Letters M-Bossabilities and then I poured melted beeswax into the bezel.  Once the wax was cooled and I could remove the bezel, Perfect Pearls were used to add some color.  Before I forget, the colors of Perfect Pearls used on the project were Mint, Heirloom Gold and Mandarin.

The background for the inside of the frame is Royal & Langnickel Copper Foil Engraving Board.  It was embossed with the Numbers and Letters M-Bossabilities and then sanded to reveal the copper foil underneath the black coating.

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I think that’s all for right now!  I’ve got a few more CHA projects to share, but of course . . . you’ll have to wait until the show starts and the die templates are live on the Spellbinders site.

Thanks for stopping by . . . oh and maybe I’ll get that other flower tutorial done this weekend when I’ve got some “ME” time to head downstairs and work for a few minutes.


Project Supplies:

Good morning and welcome to Day 7 of the Spellbinders™ Sneak Peek and Giveaway!  I hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak peek so far and you’ve found some wonderful inspiration over the last 6 days.  I know I sure have!

I had such fun working on my projects for the Sneak Peek and thoroughly enjoyed stepping outside my box to work with mixed media on altered projects.  For both of my projects I used beeswax  . . . way too much fun.

Project Supply List:

  • S5-178 Arched Windows One
    EL-027 Numbers and Letters M-Bossabilities
    LF-132 Grand Rectangles
    Grand Calibur

    All new products shown in the Sneak Peek can be found in the “What’s New” section of the Spellbinders Online Store!

My first project is constructed completely from chipboard and covered in beeswax and Perfect Pearls.

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During a shopping trip at Michael’s, I found that fabulous dangle hand charm from Industrial Chic by Susan Lenart Kazmar.


My project was created using .22 thin chipboard – three pieces die cut and glued together for each recessed layer.  For the purposes of the tutorial, I will only be using 1 piece.  If you wish to try your hand at this project, to get the depth I created, you will need to die cut 3 individual pieces and glue them together to make one layer.  Spellbinders die templates very easily cut .22 thin chipboard; however, medium weight and thicker requires a little more effort.  I say this because the backing to the piece is actually medium weight chipboard that I die cut with LF-132 Grand Rectangles Nestabilities®.


As you can see, the die does not cut all the way through the medium weight chipboard; however, you do get a very detailed cut that you can complete with a simple mat knife or cutting blade.


To align the dies for the different layers, the Grand Rectangle was taped in place.  I recommend taping all four sides, inside and outside, to keep the die from slipping with repetitive cuts.  All five dies from S5-178 Arched Windows One were placed inside the Grand Rectangle, centering them as you want.


Once the placement of the smallest die has been determined, tape the die in place as you did the Grand Rectangle.


You can now die cut the thin chipboard.  Remember that I’m only showing your one piece of chipboard.  For my project, I die cut the same die arrangement three separate times.  All three pieces were then glued together to form one layer.


The next larger die was placed around the smallest, for the next layer to be die cut.


You will continue in the same manner as described above until you have cut all the different layers.


Here you can see the difference from the largest to the smallest die template.  I also saved all the Arched Window die cuts to use on another project.


While the largest Arched Window die is still placed within the Grand Rectangle, I die cut a piece of watercolor paper to be used as the top layer of the project.


The die cut watercolor paper was then misted with water to open the fibers of the watercolor paper  . . .


and then misted with a combination of Perfect Pearl sprays that I had previously mixed up.  You can use any type of ink that you want to color the paper with.


I like to use mists because while the watercolor paper is still damp, a deeper embossing is achieved.  Here I’ve placed the still damp watercolor paper in the EL-027 Numbers and Letters M-Bossabilities.


The sandwich for using M-Bossabilities is the Base Plate, M-Bossabilities with paper inserted, and then the Adapter Plate.


This is the watercolor paper once it has been embossed.


Here are all the different layers for the project.  Each layer, except the watercolor paper, can now be glued together


To adhere the watercolor paper to the chipboard, I layered down three or 4 layers of beeswax before applying the watercolor paper.


The remainder of the project was completed by adding layers of beeswax and different colors of Perfect Pearls.

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For my second project, I altered a $ frame from Michaels with beeswax.  I’ll give you more details on this project in a few days.

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