Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for March 2010 is
I'm a 46 year old Stay At Home Mom. I live in Round Rock, Texas with my husband of 8 years and our kids, a son, 6, and step daughter, 11. I retired from 17 years of government service to stay home and raise my children. I have been involved in arts and crafts since I was a child. More recently I owned a faux painting and home décor business and an online scrapbook store. I became involved in scrapbooking and mixed media about five years ago. I love papercrafts, altered arts and mixed media. I teach classes at local scrapbook stores, retreat centers and online on a variety of topics from basic scrapbooking to complex technique heavy altered art and mixed media projects. I also instruct students to use tools like Purple Cows Trimmers and Zutter Bind It All and DreamKuts. My scrappy style is eclectic, at best! Some days my pages are neat and simple.....others, I throw on everything I can get my hands on. I have a special love of distressed items and ephemera.
Currently, I design and teach for:
Purple Cows Zutter Innovative Products (Original Zutter Zister) Harlee Quinz Designs Scrapbook Haus Scrapperie Jean's Art Dolls Rockin' R Retreat Center
I am also a: PrimaDonna: a Prima Marketing Endorsed Artist Educator Tattered Angels Educator Copic Certified Designer Certified Fiskars Demonstrator
I am drawn to flea markets, garage sales and antique malls like a moth to a flame. You never know what you might find. So, needless to say, I've accumulated a lot of interesting stuff. For this project, I decided to put my stash to use. Since the majority of what I use is vintage, what you use may not be the same. My supply list is enclosed simply as a guide.
Materials / Supplies needed: Tools: Purple Cows 1060 Trimmer Paint Brushes Scissors Crop-a-dile Sizzix and Flower dies
Instructions: 1. Decide what orientation your wall hanging will have: landscape or portrait. I chose portrait for mine.
2. Mod Podge book pages and sheet music pieces randomly over the ceiling tile. I laid mine out to highlight the aged paint still on the tile as well as the raw tin and rusted surfaces. 3. Cover the chipboard alphas with glossy accents and cover in glitter. Let dry. Shake off excess when dry. Spray with glimmer mist and let dry. 4. Use distress ink to highlight chipboard shape(s) and mod podged paper on ceiling tile. Let dry. Add detail to chipboard shape(s) with liquid pearls. 5. Use Sizzix to punch out numerous flower shapes of various sizes. Layer to add depth to your flowers, crumple some also. 6. Decorate outer edges of tile with flowers, vines, chipboard shape(s), jewelry, ribbon, lace, beaded pieces and crystals. 7. Add word down the middle of tile.
8. Punch holes, string ribbon to hang. Here are our takes for this tutorial. Do share your take with us, email us at email@example.com
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