August 28, 2020
Good morning everyone this is Dora, hope you are doing well, and having a crafty wonderful day!! This project I am sharing today is very special. I lost my brother to heart failure on Dec. 31st, 2019. Since then I have been memory keeping and trying to make sure I never forget him. So, on my younger brothers birthday, I create this as a present for him to always have something with him. I am using the Family Desktop Frame and the Bubble Stencil .
The first thing I always do is prepare the wood with Gesso. Here I have used black Gesso for all the pieces.
The next step is to add some texture with a stencil. I chose the Bubble stencil and some texture paste. Then using some copper and silver leafing finish, I paint the word "Family" on the front and back.
Using Mica Powders I create a grungy colored background on both the front and the back.
Next I arranged all the pieces in the position I wanted them and adhered them to the frame. My brother and his wings were last to place on, I did this with Foam Tape so that he stuck out of the frame!
Then I laid all the pieces out and splattered them with his favorite colors. Orange, Green, and White. Taking the two bottom pieces I place them onto the bottom, adhering them with a strong glue. Let dry over night to ensure it is secure.
The final step was to add a card on the back - From me to my younger brother for his birthday!
Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! I just love all their pieces, because they fit so well with the mixed media I love doing! I hope you enjoyed learning another way to use the family frame. I just love stepping out of the box and making things unique. Thank you for reading and hope you have a lovely day!!
Other Materials Used: Glue, Inks, Watercolor, Paper Embellishments, Printable Digitals, Die Cuts, and Project Life Card.
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