Thursday, February 23, 2012

Faux Soldering With Diction Stickers

A happy hello from Auth-orized Educator Jennifer Priest

I am so excited to share a fun trio of canvases I created with assorted Authentique Paper collections. I totally love love LOVE the "Elements" & "Diction" stickers from each of the Authentique Paper collections, especially the new sets that include alphabet stickers, such as the "Elements" 12x12 Stickers from the Celebrate Collection. The words are fabulous for cards, layouts, and more but the size, colors, and fonts also lend themselves beautifully to altered and vintage style projects, like these canvases I created:





I created a series of videos to walk you through the process by which I created the canvases and the "faux soldered" accents on each one. The "Elements" and "Diction" word stickers are the finishing touch!




I recently learned how to create soldered jewelry for the very first time and I love the look but I don't have all the supplies at home to create pieces for myself. I knew the Epiphany Crafts Round 25 tools would be perfect for me to create my own faux soldered "glass" charms and it would be much easier than working with real glass. With real glass, adhesive has to be limited because the intense heat from the soldering iron will make it bubble and burn, damaging the image under the glass. The Authentique Paper "Elements" and "Diction" stickers I love so much would be a no-go for use with soldered glass pieces, however, they work beautifully with the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio.



Additionally, I chose paper from Authentique Paper's Free Bird Series because the smaller scale of the patterns is perfect for working on small, detailed projects, such as the 4x4 gallery stretched canvases I created, as well as working with tools like the Round 25 Shape Studio by Epiphany Crafts.





With the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio I found that I could add stickers and small bits of ephemera, like a tiny dictionary paper diecut, to my epoxy without fear of them burning. I layered the Authentique Paper "Elements" and "Diction" stickers onto paper from the Blissful and Free Bird Series while the paper was in the "view-finder" area of the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio, placing the Bubble Cap on top to create the epoxy shapes. 



Then I rolled the edges of the Round 25 shapes in ColorBox Pigment Ink and then dipped them in Clearsnap embossing powder. I set them with a heat tool, holding the Round 25 shape with a pair of pliers to avoid burning my fingers. The result is very much like a soldered glass jewelry piece!! The stickers are magnified by the Bubble Cap, adding the effect of more depth between the stickers and the paper. 



I added the faux soldered elements to the canvases I had decoupaged with dictionary paper to create a totally custom accent for the wall in my master bedroom. Who knew that we could "solder" with Authentique Paper Collections, Elements Stickers, and some basic scrapbooking supplies?

Supplies:
Blissful Collection,  Free Bird Series Patterned Paper by Authentique Paper 

"Elements" Stickers from the Celebrate and Journey Collections by Authentique Paper
Round 25 Shape Studio and Bubble Caps - Epiphany Crafts
Dictionary - Merriam-Webster
Smooch Spritz, Embossing Powder, ColorBox Pigment Inks - Clearsnap
Heat Gun - Marvy Uchida
Glue Gun - Ad-Tech
Leaves, Beaded Sprays, Trims - hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
Diecut - Silhouette
Paint - Delta, Folk Art
Collage Pauge Decoupage Medium - ilovetocreate.com
Canvases - Art-Alternatives






Thank you for joining us today! Wishing you happy creating,


Jennifer Priest
hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects Jennifer. Thank you for sharing

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  2. Great video, Jennifer! Learned a few tricks and techniques - LOVE it :)

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  3. Love your project! Very creative and different!

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  4. These are beautiful! Great tutorial - you make these seem very doable! Thanks!!

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  5. These are beautiful! Great tutorial - you make these seem very doable! Thanks!!

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