I immediately knew when I spied the ‘Dress’ (IDS0007) and ‘Window with Latice’ (IDS0016) in my Imaginarium Designs chipboard box, that I wanted to create a replica, music box. I aged all the chipboard pieces in a process which includes Gesso, Creative Inspiration Paints, distress ink and crackle medium.
To get the ‘Four Circles Border’ (IDB0003) piece to bend around the base, I sprayed the piece lightly with water so that the chipboard would be more pliable - then carefully manipulated the border to where I wanted it to go. This was held in place with rubber bands till dry, and adhered using glue dots. Often, I will place my ‘wet’ chipboard pieces into the oven on a very low heat if I am too impatient – just remember if you are going to use this process too that the heat is ‘low’!
I love the beauty of the chipboard pieces done in this particular aging process, it really does look 'aged'...to see close up, click on actual photograph.
Decorating was a lot of fun, adding acetate into the window to form glass, and adding further acetate to create a 'view' of branches and birds. The flowers are the new release by Prima Marketing and the colours seemed to have matched perfectly. Tiny little gold charm butterflies adorn 'here and there', and the necklace was created using the most tiniest of beads.
It was fun raiding my stash of lace, and I intend on raiding it again soon! Amazing what you can create with a bit of imagination.....
For further inspiration, pop into the Imaginarium Designs Ning Site - keep up with what is happening, new product releases, challenges, give-aways, etc., AND, drop into the Imaginarium Designs Blog to see what gorgeous projects the design team have created.
To see the full range and purchase Imaginarium Designs chipboard, please visit 'Seriously Scrapbooking', you can find the chipboard area "HERE".
Imaginarium Designs: ‘Dress’ (IDS0007), ‘Window with Latice’ (IDS0016), ‘Four Circles Border’ (IDB0003)
Paint: Jo Sonja Gesso, Texture Paste. Creative Inspiration Paint ‘ Winter White’, ‘Gold’, ‘Antique Gold’ and ‘Beige’
Ranger: Glossy Accents, Distress Crackle Paint ‘Rock Candy’, Distress Ink ‘Walnut Stain’
Kaisercraft: Acetate Shapes ‘13th Hour’, and ‘Four Corners’ Acetate Sheet
Craft: Old Ribbon Reel, Tulle, Fancy Ribbon, Butterfly Charms, Mini Adhesive Pearls, Pearl Beads, Beading Thread, Braid, Guipure Lace and Bow
Paper/Cardstock: White Bazill Cardstock,
Prima Marketing: Roses ‘Laraine River Rock’
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs Dimensional Leaves Small, Italian Flourish, and Olive Branches
Adhesives: Memory Book -Glue Dots, X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Tape, Magic Mount ‘Black’