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Created by Denise Phillips of Birdnuts Mixed Media
7Gypsies Book Covers ‘Roma’,Maya Road Wood Vintage Doilies ,Metal Tin Heart,Blue Moon ‘Angel’ Key Charm,Tim Holtz ‘Distress Stain’ ‘Broken China’,Mini Paper Roses,Digital Background Sheet ‘Old Paper Damask’,Manila Tag,Tim Holtz ‘Distress Ink Pad’ Walnut Stain, Gel Medium, Scor-Tape ‘Double sided’,Solid wood cigar box,Clear Kitchen and Bath caulking, in tube,Bulk Assorted size Vintage Faux Pearls,Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Created by Cindy Adkins of Whimsical Musings
First, I stamped the tags with this stamp...(Made by Stampabilities--from my own stash.)
used this ink to ink the edges of the graphics from Shabby Cottage Studio
You can catch a glimpse of the edges stamped...
But, my tags weren't done...
I added glue and then "frosted" them with German glitter glass...
Here are my finished tags
Denise J. Phillips
Denise J. Phillips
Inkssentials Memory Frames ~ 1 x 3 inch and 2 x 2 inch
Black Patina, Antique Copper and Polished Chrome
Inkssentials Glass ~ 1 x 3 inch and 2 x 2 inch.
Graphics Sheets Assorted by Shabby Cottage Studio
Rangers ‘Stickles’ Glitter Assorted Colours
Tim Holtz clips and trinket pins and jump rings
Joker Metal Chair Charms
Blue Moon ‘Lost and Found’ Cage – Pink
extras ~ singular ‘gems’
I'm going to show examples of my brooches in 2 of the sizes that Gail offers in her Shop.1 x 3" inch and 2 x 2" inch sizes. They come in 3 different colours,Black Patina, Antique Copper and Polished Chrome.
There are tons of ideas for use of these frames,but in this tutorial I'll be making mybrooches hoping to inspire you to come up with even more ideas on their use!!
Other items I'll be using in this tutorial from Shabby Cottage Studio are some of Gail's Assortment of Tim Holtz Products like his really cool Clips and Trinket Pins, Jump Rings and even the Fabulous Ranger 'Stickles'Glitter that Gail has a selection of!
I will also be using and assortment of charms and metal embellishments carried in the store.
Blue Moon Brand 'Lost and Found' Cage-Pink Beads
And of course I'll be using Gail's Fabulous Graphics Sheets!!!
She has a HUGE Assortment of Wonderful Graphics for a plethora of uses!!! For making these brooches, I printed Gail's Wonderful Graphics on Card Stock so as to get the proper thickness for fitting into the frames with the glass.
In this instance, I chose to use Gail's lovely Torso Tag Graphics, as I thought they would lend themselves to a great Valentines Day Project:)
I sized up the Graphics Sheets using an empty Inkssentials Frame, then when I figured out the particular part of the Graphic that I wanted to use, I cut it out to a 1 x 3" piece in this circumstance,and a 2 x 2" piece for the other size frame:)
Once I had the pieces cut,I used the Ranger 'Distress Stickles' Glitter with a small paint brush to the areas that I wanted to highlight:)
And as you can see, I didn't stop there! Add lots of cut out pieces from the other Graphics and some words, and even use some of your stamps to embellish the graphic with layers to give it even more interest:)
Once you have your Graphics Cut-Outs ready,pop them back to back, yes that's right there are two sides to each brooch!! Sandwich them in between two pieces of the Inkssentials Memory Glass then slide them into the Frames.
(Quick Tip:)Be careful as it is glass that you're handling, so make sure you have a clean work surface, thatnot only will help keep the glass clean, but also in case it breaks or any shards chip. I always keep a package of Baby Wipes on handto clean the surface occasionally just incase:)
Now once you have your Graphics and Glass into each Frame turn the frame upside down with the ring at the bottom:)
Attach a Tim Holtz 'Clip to the top of the frame, (I added a loose rhinestone to the clip for a little extra bling:), and using a Tim Holtz Jump Ring,attach a Tim Holtz Trinket Pin to the Clip:)
And again using the Tim Holtz Jump Rings attach some of Shabby Cottage Studios Wonderful Charms and Beads:)
For those of us who do not solder....(YET!)...
these can be a Fun and Interesting wayof making some 'Bling' for ourselves oras gifts for others:)
You can also turn them the 'right side up' with the ring at the top to use a jump ringand use a chain for making into a creative necklace as well:)