Friday, November 21, 2008

My Words Sign










Pictures for saving and display.

This is a sign that I've created to remind myself about my motto of scrapping and of course to inspire me once a while. I've created this piece using Clear Scraps 8x8 acrylic display and XL brackets. I've used loads of techniques on it. If you all love my words/motto or simply feel inspired by this piece, you could save either of the last two pictures above and display it on your blog, site or even your computer screen. It would be liked having a piece of me with you to remind or inspire you always.
Here are the steps to it.
1) I've used the "Inking in Layers using Crayon and Masquepen" technique to ink the Prima paintables. Mask a film strip and stamp on it while the mask is still intact. Distress the edges with the scissors distressing and tearing technique. Ink it with some distress ink. Hand stitch on the right border and corner of it. I've mat it onto another piece of Prima pattern paper and a strip of brown card stock.
2) Insert the piece above into the Clear Scraps acrylic display.
3) I've used a Hambly Screen Print journal box transparency and paste it on the front of the acrylic display. The "S" is created using grungeboard which I've inked and matted onto black card stock. For details, I've stitched and added brads to it.
4) The words are done using rub-ons, paint markers, printed from computer and some embellishment.
5) Before I attach the "S" to the front of the acrylic display piece, I've attach a rick-rack and some fibers to the left border.
6) I've created various embellishment using the "Apply Magic Mesh to your Embellishment" technique for this piece. Eg. the dragonfly, the plants.
7) For the top and the bottom, I've used Clear Scraps XL Brackets. I've first apply Masquepen to duplicate the bracket shape on them. Then, use the "Masking using Masquepen" technique on it. Use a black paint marker to highlight the masked shape. For details, stamp some flourishes using white acrylic paint and add liquid pearls to it.
8) The circles on both end are also created using the "Apply Magic Mesh to you Embellishment" technique. Punch some holes and add eyelets to the edges of both brackets. Use some ribbons to tie the circles to it.
9) Lastly, add a strip of ribbon to the acrylic display and you have yourself a completed hanging sign.
So, if you all like this sign or want to display a piece of me on your personal sites, you're more than welcome to save the last two pictures above and use it. I'm hoping that you all love this piece that I've truly created along the lines of my words/motto. Enjoy!

Sources: ClearScraps 8x8 Acrylic Display, ClearScraps XL Brackets; Card Stock: Coredinations; Pattern Papers: Prima Marketing; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps:Autumn Leaves, Purple Onions Designs; Others: Masquepen, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Hambly Screen Prints transparency, EK Success Zig Painty, Magic Mesh, Ranger Sepia Accents, Ranger Glossy Accents, Making Memories Acrylic Paints, alphas rub-ons, Prima flower, vellum, chipoards, crafting wire, crystals, rick racks, eyelets, ribbon, fibers, Helmar Glue, Zip Dry and Glue Dots.

22 comments:

**luci** said...

this is just beautiful, love all of the little details on here.

**luci** said...

this is just beautiful, love all of the little details on here.

Cathy said...

You are my new scrap-goddess...I bow at your feet :)

Cathy

blinksoflife said...

that is a work of art.. gorgeous! so much heart put into it

G3 said...

Lovely Irene. OMG!! you are my scrap idol of all times. So creative, fun and full of ideas. I draw so much inspiration from you. Thanks Irene.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much, Irene.

It's really ART.

Chantal

Candy said...

Irene,
You continue to amaze me. This is beautiful! I love your motto everytime I read it. With your permission I would like to add a picture to my blog if I can figure out how to do it and many thanks!!
Candy

mininessie said...

you are awesome sweet!
wonderful work ..as always!
love it!

isa said...

amazing work once again :o)
isa

Carla said...

This is beautiful....you do such amazing work, I love coming over to your blog to see what you have NEW!

Beate said...

It's lovely, Irene, as your work always is !

fablady said...

Stunning as always and love all the info too!!

3left Feet said...

This is so beautiful! You amaze me still with your technique and talent!!

I love your saying too! :) Its so very cool that you did that! Great idea and thanks for the inspiration!!

scrapanath said...

simply STUNNING!!!
xx
nath

Eileen said...

Thank you for sharing! I have a link to you on my site already, so I'll just add this beautiful display. Your art is breathtaking.

Lynn said...

This is sooo great! It is important to remember that it should be fun!!Your work is beautiful! Thanks Irene! I am using the quote on my blog :)

Marsha said...

Awesome work!! LOVE the motto. Thanks for sharing, I'm adding it to my blog for inspiration!

LaY hOoN said...

Wow !! You really amaze me !

Vel said...

Wow, gorgeous work, Irene!

Ying Pang, said...

I LOVE this one!! You are great. You know, when I back to my MIL's place, I thought about you, about your class that we talked early of the year, could you remember that?? when??

paulien710 said...

Oh My GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!
This is just soooooooooo AMAZING!!!!!
I could stare at this, for hours.
Beautiful work Irene!!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Magnificent, fun and creative. I love it, Irene!

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