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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Mid-week Tutorial - Using Glass Paints with Digi image

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As it is coming up to the Festive period this will probably be our last Mid-week tutorial until the New Year. 

This is a simple tutorial for using glass paints with acetate and digi images. :)

I have altered a box using the Rose image from The Crafty Pad Designs - here

Measure the aperture size of your box and resize  Rose image, print onto copy paper.

Cut your acetate to the size you require for the aperture of your box – please ensure you cut it big enough to adhere to the inside of the aperture.

Lay your sheet of acetate on top of the copy paper and carefully go around the outline of the Rose image with Glass Outliner paint.  
I have used black but you could use any outline colour you prefer.
Allow to dry thoroughly – a few hours or overnight. See photo below.

Time to fill the rose in with colour – I am using Transparent Pale Blue Light (it is actually ‘Peel Off Paint’) but works well for this project.  You could use this type or regular glass paint.
Work the colour and flood inside the black outline.  Pop any air bubbles that may appear as you go.
I only coloured the actual rose blooms not the stem or leaf.
Set aside to dry again for a few hours.

When thoroughly dry using your Quickie Glue pen go along the stem, leaf and parts of the rose bloom where you would like to glitter.  Sprinkle with Glamour dust and remove excess. See photo above.
Again set aside to dry.
Once dried you can use an embossing folder and run it through your machine to give a different effect.  I have used my  CB ‘Swirl’ embossing folder.

Use strong DS tape to adhere to the inside of the aperture of your box.

Here is an example I have made.  The box came with flowers in that I had bought.
I used Pesto Alcoholic ink dabbed randomly over the box.  I lined the box with lace.
Around the aperture I used lace, ribbon of pearls and bow to finish.

Tutorial by Debbie

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Challenge 149 Theme Recipe of 3's - Use 3 papers, 3 brads or buttons, 3 ribbons

Thank you all very much for the wonderful entries we had for our last challenge - you just can't beat the traditional colours of Christmas. :) :)

Christmas is sure creeping up fast and we all need our cards made ready to send to everyone. :)

Congratulations to Our winner this week is 56 Goldie 
with her beautiful circular easel card - love all the holly. :)
Please contact Debbie with the Contact Me button to sort out your prize. :)
Don't forget to grab your Winner's badge from our side bar. :)

Now our TOP 3
#29 Gayle with her gorgeous Christmas Shop Front - brilliant idea. :)
#59 Georgie with her stunning card - gorgeous traditional colours 
and beautifully put together. :)
88 Pauline C with her super gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and 
attention to detail. :)

Congratulations Ladies please do take your TOP 3 button from our side bar. :)

Our Challenge this week is a 
Theme Recipe of 3's -
You must use 3 papers, 3 brads or buttons and 3 ribbons.

Our lovely sponsor this week Crafty Sentiment Designs
The prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice from their shop. :)

This is our GDT Alethea's last week with us. It has been wonderful working with you Alethea - thank you. :)

So on with the inspiration from our fabby DT ladies :-
They have used the images Holly Mouse Hanging Stocking


  The challenge will close as always, next Saturday at 8.00pm UK time.

All the links for the Design Teams blogs are in the sidebar (or you can click on their names above the pics) so please go and have a look to find out exactly how they have created their projects and leave them some love. :o)

Email entries are welcome. Email using the Contact Button and they'll be popped into the post for you. It's lovely to see that almost everybody has that dratted word verification off now. It really does make life easier for all design team members. Thank you. Please link directly to your post and not just your blog. Thanks.

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx