Hello and happy Friday! It's a holiday weekend here in the US which means a longer weekend for most of us! I love celebrating with family and this includes special milestones like birthdays! I created a layout using the new Balloon Mini Shaker Shape and will show you the techniques I used.
I painted the front surface of the top chipboard frame of my shaker. I then used my Beacon Adhesive to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together. I used the same paint to cover the edges of the frames. I set them aside to dry to work on decorating the base.
Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of my chipboard base. I trimmed away excess using scissors as well as an x-acto knife. I followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges.
Next, I adhered my two middle chipboard frames as shown. Before adding my chunky glitter, I used an embossing bag to de-static the area. I then adhered my acrylic piece applying adhesive to the chipboard. After I was happy with placement, I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a good seal.
I dabbed the front chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by using a bright blue embossing powder. I had thought about doing a light pink but thought the blue would be a better contrast. After the powder was set, I adhered it to the shaker with my Beacon Adhesive.
And here is a close up of my shaker assembled! Using a solvent based liquid adhesive is usually best to adhere the shakers to your projects.
I added smaller stickers as well as brads and enamel dots to accent around my photo. You can also see I stamped the date as well as added a sentiment. (I have hoarded a large collection of roller stamps!)
Thank you for reading! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, washi tape, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins; embossing powder: Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool