12 June 2019

Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are embracing the Spring season and all it brings. It's my turn to host and I've called the challenge 'Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims'. Linda sells a huge array of beautiful embellishments, trinkets and trims in her store, from metal filigree pieces and charms to buttons, laces and ribbons. They can be the important focal point on a project or the final finishing touches that complete it. However you wish to use them lets see those embellishments, trinkets and trims in action on your vintage or shabby chic entries.

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

My DT project for this challenge is another notebook this time featuring a new Prima Mini Mould and of course embellishments, trinkets and trims from Linda's store.


Here's how this one came together. In the tutorial shared over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog HERE I showed how to use Eileen Hull's 'Notebook' die as the basis of a bound book, covering the whole book with sticky back canvas. For this version I cut a strip of the canvas 2 3/4 inches wide by 10 1/4 inches long and stuck it to each inside cover edge 3/4 inch in from the edges as shown below. I didn't measure the gap between the covers and the spine piece, just centred it knowing that the size of the strip would ensure a 1/4 inch either side.


To add texture and dimension to the cover and spine I added some burlap ribbon and string, Venise lace, some paper pad ends, Crochet Thinlits die cuts, embossed card (using the 3D 'Elegant' Texture Fades Embossing Folder) and one of the Paper Clay moulds from the Prima Marketing IOD 'Object Labels 1' mould set. A quick hint here - if you stick the wet clay onto your project with glue and push it together a little it dries flatter and doesn't crack as much.


The whole cover was given a coat of White Gesso to even out the finishes and give them more 'tooth' ready for the addition of paint.


A blend of slightly diluted Evergreen, Olive and Turquoise Acrylic Paints were added over the whole cover to create the look of verdigris.


To help highlight some of the detail and add a more vintage look the cover was dry brushed, first with the new Aloe Acrylic Paint, and then with Ancient Acrylic Paint.


At this point a little more of the Olive and Turquoise and some Ocean Acrylic Paint were diluted and reapplied to enhance the contrast.


I used the new Prima Marketing Midnight Garden Mini Mould with more Paper Clay to create two flowers and their leaves - by overlapping the flowers and the leaves whilst wet and marking out the waste with a knife I was able to remove any excess clay so the flowers could overlap when glued onto the cover.


After painting the dry clay flowers and leaves with White Gesso I added dilute Fushia, Evergreen and Peacock Acrylic Paints over the top, allowing them to run into the moulded pieces and dabbing away the excess on top with a piece of tissue.


To finish I removed the dragonfly from an Antiqued Bronze Dragonfly Safety Pin Brooch from Linda's store and glued it in place surrounded by a trail of Brass Liquid Pearl drops and gold Drusy Resin Dome Seals. Inside is a junk journal style tea stained bound text block with lots of different pages. Here are some close ups of the cover so you can see the details more clearly;





For now that's my take on the theme 'Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims' for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have created lots more amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

All the products used to create this notebook are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed/linked below.

Sizzix Chapter 2 Tim Holtz Thinlits Crochet
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Aloe

29 May 2019

Mother May I? for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog it's Suzz' turn to host, calling her challenge 'Mother May I?' Suzz says "May in the U.S. is when we celebrate Mother's Day and honor our mothers. I am challenging you to create something that is vintage or shabby chic which is inspired by your Mother or any mother figure in your life. It can be a favorite memory, something based on her style, something she said/says to you, or anything that reminds you of your mother figure. Make sure to share with us how your mother inspired your art!"

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

For this theme we're challenged to be inspired by our mothers; mine loves to read (she can polish off a good biography in a couple of days!) really enjoys her garden and is always appreciative of cut flowers. So a new floral notebook seemed appropriate for the occasion.


Mum made lots of clothes for us as kids so I began this book by applying sewing pattern pieces to the mountboard cover before dry brushing with white gesso over the spine section. A thin coat of Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint in 'Heather' was used on the front and back covers as a subtle contrast (LOVE this new colour!) Keeping the base decoration simple some Tim Holtz Thinlits 'Crochet' die cut strips were cut from card painted with 'Sterling' Acrylic Paint.


To top the front cover it had to be a bouquet of flowers. The Impresslits 'Leaf' shapes were painted with 'Evergreen' Acrylic Paint before being highlighted with a mix of 'Sublime' Alcohol Pearl ink and 'Pearl' Mixative. The flower heads were cut using Tim Holtz 'Wildflower Stems #1' die set and painted with 'Lapis' and 'Eggplant' Acrylic Paints before having 'Intrique' and 'Alchemy' Alcohol Pearl inks and 'Pearl' Mixative applied over the top.



It felt appropriate to finish some of the flowers with shirt button centres (covered with 'Alchemy' Alcohol Pearl ink) to compliment the sewing pattern background. A Tim Holtz Ideaology Adornments Butterfly was brushed gently with the 'Sterling' Acrylic Paint before being added to one of the flower heads and the Big Chat sticker was mounted on some thick card. Inside the book is hand bound with tea stained paper pages for a vintage feel.




So that's my take on the theme 'Mother May I?' for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have created more amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

All the products used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are linked below.

Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints - Heather

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