Welcome to Day 6 of the 2013 Artisan Award Winner Blog Hop!! I am so incredibly excited to FINALLY be able to share, in detail, the projects I created for my submission to the contest. If you came over from Jeanna Bohanon’s blog, Stamp Time Somewhere, I know you have already been impressed by her amazing work. If not, you can just start the hop here and follow around until you get back to me.
I thought I’d change it up today and share a 3-d project with you. I have to admit that these were the category that intimidated me the most. But when Stampin’ Up announced the new Epic Day Washi Tape I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do! Monograms are so big right now and I just could not wait to washi tape one! I found this paper mache “S” at a hobby store (for Stampin’ Up since they were the recipient) that seemed just perfect. I just started laying the tape and until the patten was finished and then trimmed the edges with an exacto knife. There were still some rough edges so I used the Sanding Block to clean them up. To add to the durability, I put on a couple of coats of Modge Podge. The frame is a shadow box with the glass removed and the background is a piece of Epic Day DSP. I did absolutely nothing to that paper since I thought is was already perfect! To decorate the letter, I created a ribbon flower by circling the Basic Black/Basic Gray Wide Ribbon (retired) on a Jumbo Sticky Round. The center of the flower is a Vintage Faceted Button with a Large Basic Pearl Center. To hang it, I created a bow attached to another piece of the ribbon.
Because of space limitations at Convention, this piece was sitting on a shelf so you could not see the hangar. My picture has the bow a bit askew but it was taken on mailing day and I was trying to meet the deadline. This project is really fun and makable! I’m hoping to do a version in a local class.
Now, on to the beautiful work of Mercedes Weber of Creations by Mercedes.
Thanks for stopping in today. See you tomorrow!
Paper: Epic Day DSP; Accessories: Paper Mache Letter, Epic Day Washi Tape, Basic Black/Basic Gray Wide Ribbon (ret), Vintage Faceted Buttons, Large Basic Pearls, Jumbo Sticky Round, Sanding Block, Shadow Box, Crystal Effects (as glue), Modge Podge