One of the projects I made for the launch was a picture frame using using stampbord, Nuvo Diamond Hybrid inks and the new colours launched for the glimmer paste ...
I began by covering all the different sized stampbord pieces with either Dried Oregano, Spring Heather or Panama Rose - Nuvo Diamond Hybrid ink pads. Next using 3 different Tonic Studio stencils, I added the glimmer paste being somewhat colour co-ordinated eg: Dried Oregano tiles had Seaweed Quartz glimmer paste, Spring Heather with Plum Spinel glimmer paste and Rich Rosewood, Raspberry Rhodolite glimmer paste. I've used a selection of different Tonic Studios essential stencils to create the designs.
Once dry, I scraped away the excess with a craft knife and sanded back the edges. This is important because as I want to glue the tiles together, making sure the edges meet/touch for a secure bond, bits in the way, wouldn't help.
Now to 'knock back' some of the colour and at the same time ensure all the edges of the stampbord tiles became the same colour and nolonger a dark brown ... so out came the gesso. After covering the edges, I dry brushed a little gesso on to some of the raised parts of the glimmer paste.
Once dry, I stuck all the pieces together trying to make sure that the sides were as straight as I could and put it to one side to try. Using the Diamond Hybrid ink pads, I coloured the edges of each coloured tile with a co-ordinating ink, however to add depth, I swapped the Spring Heather with Royal Plum - which created deeper shadows. I also ensured that the inside was coloured too.
Once all the inking was complete, I added two backings, using recycled card from the thick cardboard envelopes I had received.The first layer had the centre aperture removed and was stuck to the back in full. However before sticking the next layer of cardboard, a piece of acetate was cut to cover the aperture to help protect the photograph. I also made double, treble sure that the last layer was only stuck on the 3 sides, to leave an opening at the top to add a photo. I did draw around the aperture to make sure that I didn't go 'glue crazy' and accidentally stick the card so that the aperture became unusable ...!
The centre white card panel, is to show here your chosen photo will go and how it can be 'dropped' in to place.
Did you catch all of Paula's demos with the Nuvo glimmer paste? They were fabulous and I'm in love with the trick about putting a wadge of paste on to your craft mat, peeling it away when dry and then using it as a glittery embellishment ... so watch this space ...,
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Nuvo Glimmer Paste
Plum Spinel Seaweed Quartz Raspberry Rhodolite
Nuvo Diamond Hybrid inks
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