Tuesday, March 6, 2012

4 Generations

I am excited to share that this post I created for Quick Quotes is being featured at FaveCrafts Blog! You can find it HERE!

There are two things I like most about being part of the Quick Quotes Design Team... the PowderPuff Chalking Inks and the Chipboard! Both are amazing products and today, I am going to show you how to use them on your layouts.

It isn't often we are blessed enough to get a photo that spans 4 generations with 90 years difference from the youngest to the oldest and I wanted a special layout for this memory. The Quick Quotes Chipboard Clock was the perfect embellishment for my layout. Let me show you how I did it...

Step One: I started by deciding on the basic design of my layout. Once that was decided, I pulled the chipboard from it's packaging and was ready to go to work.

Step Two: I knew exactly where I was going to place the chipboard piece and I also knew that there would be a piece that was hidden behind a photo. I decided to cut that part out so that I could save it to use on a future project. (This chipboard is so great you won't want to waste any of it!)

Step Three: I placed a plain piece of scrap paper uner the chipboard I was working with. I then inked the chipboard with watermark ink. This ink doesn't have any color. It's job is to hold the embossing powder.

Step Four: Once you have completely covered the chipboard with the watermark ink, remove the first piece of scrap paper and replace it with a new piece. (The first piece will mostly likely have ink on it from the last step.) Sprinkle the embossing powder over the chipboard making sure to cover all of it. The embossing powder is going to stick to the ink. Shake off any excess embossing powder onto your piece of scrap paper. Remove this paper from your work area. The extra powder can be placed back into the container to be used later. 

Step Five: You need to heat the powder so that it begins to melt. (You will want to use a special heating tool for this. A household blow dryer will not get hot enough.) You will be able to see the embossing powder melt. Be sure to move the heat source around. If you leave it in one spot too long, you can "over cook" it. I also recommend that you protect your work surface when doing this step. If not, you could cause damage from the heat.

Step Six: I didn't want a really smooth, even surface so while parts of the embossed area was still hot, I sprinkled on a little more embossing powder in a few random places and heated it again. As you can see in this photo, there are places where the embossed part is thicker than in other places. Just the look I was going for!

Step Seven: To complete the distressed look, I pulled out my PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Mocha Mama to ink around various places of the clock.

Here is the completed clock on my layout. As you can see, I also embossed the clock hands and attached them with a brad. The clock hands make a nice "photo corner" for my photo.

And finally, one more close up of the clock. This picture shows you the areas that were embossed a little more and the ones that were distressed with the chalking inks. The combination of the two makes for a beautiful, aged embellishment!

Quick Quote Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Rub-Ons: American Crafts
Flowers, Flourishes: Prima
Gems: Creative Charms
Crackle Accents: Ranger
Embossing Powder: Hampton Arts
Metal: Making Memories
Other: Cardstock, brad, tulle, lace,


Anonymous said...

This turned out SO cool and I bet was a fun project as well! I great idea for such a wonderful photo!
Have a good one...hope you and the kiddo's are doing great!

Unknown said...

GORGEOUS!! I love what you did to the chippie clock, very neat!!! Great layout!

Unknown said...

You clock is amazing! I love what you did in this LO! The colors and textures are lovely!

Debbie said...

Such a treasured photo to scrap! Love the chipboard clock! I need to check out Quick Quotes.

Carolina said...

Wow! Sooooooooo cooool! Love what you did with the chipboard!

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