Monday, February 2, 2009

Dream Sign

This is a sign that I've created using Clear Scraps acrylic sheet and some of Queen Kat Designs stamps that I've designed. If you all had visited Clear Scraps booth during this recent CHA, you all would have seen this project up close.

Here are the steps to it.

1) Cut out a square piece from an acrylic sheet.

2) Use a die cut bird and some black and red acrylic paint to mask the image behind the bird in the project. Don't throw away the die cut bird. Add some liquid pearls and crystal to it and put it aside to be attach to the project later.

3) Use the "cherry blossom tree" image from the Asian Flair stamp set with some white acrylic paint to stamp on the upper left corner of the acrylic. Add some liquid pearls to it too.

4) Cut out a rectangular piece from a white card stock. I've stamped the "compass" using solvent ink and colour it using the "Crayon Resist" technique. Then, use the "Distressed Background using Masquepen" technique to colour all over it. Stamp the Chinese characters using distress ink and use the "Water Distressing" technique on it. Paste this piece to the acrylic base and add some brads to it.

5) Use the "Punching to Distress Acrylics all over the acrylic piece. In my project, I've also cut out part of the acrylic on the upper right before punching on the edges.

6) Attach the bird to the acrylic base and add two eyelets on top of the piece to tie a cord on it for hanging purposes.

7) The letter "D" in the word "Dream" is actually a grungeboard letter which is inked with distress ink and added some glossy accents onto it.

8) Create a melted wax look piece using the "Stamping on Hot UTEE" technique and attach it to the lower right of the acrylic base.

9) Lastly, add some flowers with pearls on the left of the sign.

This is another very fun project for me. Hope you all like the techniques used creating it. Try it!

Another great news for me this month is that I'm Scrapmagie's guest designer this month. I've created some projects using their gorgeous kit (Terem Palace) this month. To check out the kit and my work, you could visit their site here. I'll be sharing the how-tos for each project here sometime this month.

Sources: Acrylic: Clear Scraps acrylic sheet; Card Stock: Bazzill; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Alcohol Ink; Stamp: Queen Kat Designs; Others: Ranger Perfect Pearls, Ranger Blending Solution, Ranger Liquid Pearls,Ranger Glossy Accents, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Tim Holtz's idea-ology grungeboard letters, brads, cord, eyelets, crystal, Prima flowers, pearl, UTEE, Masquepen, Zip Dry, Helmar glue, glue dots and other adhesives.


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Anonymous said...

this is wonderful!!! Are you going to be in PACS in France this year?? I really want your classes!!

Peggy said...

Congrats on the guest DT ... I often wonder how you can get everything done, and it always, without exception, looks gorgeous!
Thanks for all the inspiration you have already given me, and for all the tips and tutorials. You're helping out more than you realise!
xxx Peggy

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow Irene,
What an amazingly beautiful project this is!!!!
I've seen a few demo's about the hot meltin pot....
would love to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

this is so pretty! you did a great job. i love love love it!!! :)

mininessie said...

so beautiful Irene :D

Anonymous said...

I just love how you incorporate sooo many techniques into one project!!! Fabulous!!! said...

This is really pretty Irene. I love the way you distressed the acrylic with your punch. Great ideas! ~ Cindy

Scrappiness said...

Hi, I really love your work and tutorials! Left an award for you on my blog. If you like, you can pass in on to 5 other inspiring blogs.

Mescrap said...

This is marvelous !

OOh boy , i've receive the card...and it's really beautiful. Thank you so much.

tigger said...

You are amazing as always - I remember a couple of years ago telling you that you should be famous... and now you are! Now you just need to be MORE famous. You have more talent in your little finger than most people do in their entire body.

Anonymous said...

What words... super, magnificent idea levitra generique Between us speaking, I so did not do.


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