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December, 2011

  1. Papier December Layout Challenge

    December 31, 2011 by admin

    I have been contemplating whether to enter this challenge held by Papier right from the beginning of December. Now that it’s the last day of the contest, I thought I should just give it a try…otherwise it’ll be one of my regrets this year..huhu!

    The requirement for the challenge is as follow:

    Create a 12’X12′ layout based on the Sketch above and to incorporate:

    1. At least 1 Martha Stewart Puncher.

    2. Minimum of 3 Pattern Papers.

    3. Any product from Prima.

    (Please click on the image to view a larger version)

    So here is the outcome, I used 4 patterned papers from Basic Grey and the doily puncher from Martha Stewart.

    For embellishment, I used a tag from the Basic Grey collection, lace from my craft stash and as many Prima flowers that could go with the layout..(err I still have tons of those Prima flowers bought since 2006..sigh!!)

    I decided to put the green crocheted flower I made this year since it kinds of blend in with the color theme.

    The picture of the butterfly was taken during our Singapore trip in 2008, way before my son was born. It was taken in the butterfly park in Sentosa Island. Hope in a few years time, we can go again together with dear son.

    Updated: I am entering this layout to Anything Goes – Challenge 59 as well since I used patterned papers from Urban Couture and Stella Ruby Basic Grey collections :)


  2. 3D Decoupage On Crackled Tin

    December 15, 2011 by admin

    I’ve done the green crackled effect on the tin for quite some time. I thought I will just glue the iris motif from the decoupage napkin on the surface. However after I have pasted the purple flowers on green, the motif was drowned and it looks so bad..(err I should have taken some pictures to show how decoupage can go wrong..isk)

    After thinking over the bad outcome, I decided to take out the air dry clay and start rolling the clay into thin pieces. Of course I need to cut another set of the iris motif for this makeover..sigh! After pasting the napkin motif onto the thin clay and cutting out the clay using craft knife, I quickly pasted each pieces on the tin. You have to do this before the clay dries out otherwise it will break.

    The next day I colored the back of the clay which could be seen on the tin in lilac. On the third day I varnished the whole tin.

    Next time if you want to use dark color for decoupage surface you can try doing this 3D decoupage technique. It is not that hard but certainly needs more effort compared to normal decoupage technique and takes longer time to complete the project.

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