Thursday, May 31, 2012

Defining a woman

Howdy everyone! Linda here with another Globecraft Memories project.

I found this quote about a woman being full circle so wanted to use it with one of my projects. I thought it would look great cut up and spread out so opted to put together a Globecraft Memories bubble frame with a sewing theme that could then be mounted to canvas. I used the Classic Grand Oval Bubble Frame here but chose not to use all layers.

Begin by stamping the larger frame with a script stamp in Archival Black Ink then run the frame through a die machine to emboss. The frames emboss beautifully, adding depth and texture. Any embossing folder or Texture Fade works fine; if using the larger frames it needs to be turned and run through the embossing stage as many as three times to get the complete frame embossed.

Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink to color the frame and edge the larger frame with an Adirondack Metallic Gold Paint Dabber. The background in the frame is stamped with a button stamp from Red Lead - it is the perfect size to cover the background - and it fit the theme!

Images inside the frame are from Wendy Vecchi (bust form) and Crafty Secrets (sewing accessories) and the needle, thread and snaps are real sewing essentials. Items can be popped up to create dimension and the globe still provides protection.

Trim the Prima paper, Nature Garden, to fit just inside the perimeter of a 10-inch-by-10-inch canvas. Chew up the edges a bit with an edge distressor and ink the edges slightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, to tie the colors into the frame. After printing the quote outline each word with a black fine-point marker and haphazardly cut the words free. Lay out the items to create a balanced appearance then adhere the frame, quote and buttons to the paper with Glastique.

Posted by Linda Neff,

Products used:

  • Classic Grand Oval Bubble Frame

  • Glastique, Adhesive

  • Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug

  • Script Stamp & Bust Form Stamps, Wendy Vecchi

  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink

  • Button Stamp, Red Lead

  • Sewing Accessories Stamps, Crafty Secrets

  • Nature Garden Paper, Prima

  • Canvas, Blick Studio

  • Black Fine-Point Marker 

  • Edge Distressor, Tim Holtz

  • Black Archival Ink

  • Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber


Michelle said...

Linda, I have never been a fan of dry embossing but I really love how this looks. I was just recently gifted a Cuttlebug and it looks like you inspired me to play with me.

Thank you,


Stacy said...

Linda this is a super cool canvas, loving it!