Thursday, October 20, 2011

artist advent blog kit: section #5&6 by paula cheney

Sections #5 & 6 - Paula Cheney
Materials: (all 7gypsies)
6x6 Lille paper (Elen, Abundance and Beautiful)
Paris tissue paper
ATC affirmations tag kit (#5 & 6)
(1) apothecary bottle (large)
(2) Display trim pyramid studs
chipboard cut to fit over two ATC receipt holder openings (5 3/4"x3", you can also use the back packaging for the crystal dangles in place of chipboard)
wire (or purple ribbon from gypsy tag kit)
cream acrylic paint

Project tips:
- you can substitute the 7gypsies packaging in the kit for any of the chipboard/book board needed. be very careful when opening the packaging if you would like to use it.
- keep ALL your paper scraps from each section, you will need them for section #11
- you can use scissors in place of all punches
- you can use the purple ribbon in the ATC Photo Display kit in place of any string and wire

Tissue Flower -
1.  Cut 4 or 5 pieces of collage tissue (paris) 4 x 5".  I like to fold up the tissue and cut the squares all at the same time with a rotary cutter.  Super easy.
 2.  Fan fold the stack of tissue.
 3.  Cut a piece of wire (or purple ribbon) about 4' long.  I like to use floral wire that is covered in string so that it does not cut through the tissue as easily.
4.  Wrap the wire around the center of the fan folded tissue.
5.  Round the ends with a pair of scissors.
 6.  Start to unfold each side of the stack.
 7.  Pull the tissue up, layer by layer, alternating sides, towards the center to create the flower shape.
 8.  Here is the finished flower.  I did add a loopy bow to the floral wire made from seam binding (you can see it in the final picture).  Then used the wire to attach the flower to the receipt holder clip. You can also use a glue dot to stick ribbon bow on and another glue dot to attach to the clip.
Base -
1.  Cut a piece of book board or other heavy weight board to fit the opening.  I wanted the board to span across two sections of the receipt holder so I cut it accordingly.  I also rounded the edges which is just a matter of personal taste.
2.  Use gel medium or Mod Podge to adhere Lille 6 x 6" paper (Abundance) to the board.  Once dry add another layer of gel medium or Mod Podge to the top (don't skip this step).
 3.  Cover entire board with creme acrylic paint.
 4.  Working quickly, use a baby wipe to wipe away most of the acrylic paint.  Because I sealed it with the gel medium I can manipulate the paint on the board without causing damage to the paper.  If you don' like the look you can wipe it away and start over or even add another color.
5.  Once I was satisfied with the painted board I cut up small pieces of the Lille 6 x 6" paper (elen), layering as I added them to the base (the eiffel tower part of the paper was used in section #1, so just use any other part of the paper).  I also added a small piece of vintage dictionary paper to the left edge because no gypsy project would be complete without a bit of vintage.
 6.  I cut out the number 5 from the number circles that come with Affirmations Tag Kit and glued it to a toothpick.  Set aside to dry.
7.  I used the receipt holder clip on the left side to hold the board in position.
8.  I cut out two free form leaves from chipboard (or packaging) and glittered them with silver glitter.  Once the flower was secured to the receipt holder clip with the wire (or ribbon) I added the leaves and the number on the toothpick.
 9.  On the right hand side I added a small apothecary bottle.  To complete the bottle as shown, I first wrote a note on vintage paper, rolled it up to that it could be seen from the outside.  I cut out the 6 from #6 circle tag and glued it to the bottle and add the cork.
10.  Next I added the little bottle to the board with wire, then tucked some cut out scrap paper behind the bottle.
11.  The last thing was to add the pyramid studs to the right edge to complete the look.

junk girl, paper hoarder, shoe collector, wearer of many hats, and all around gypsy girl,
paula cheney

"inspired by" blog etymologie: where a one word become a visual jumping off point.  Thank you Anthropologie!

Join Mou Saha Saturday for section #7. Other items you will need are:
Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles (or glitter)
Pink acrylic paint
Faber-Castell metallic pink gelato
Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Stain
String (or black ribbon from kit)