Monday, April 22, 2013

Creating keepsake memories to last a lifetime

It is Arin here and today I am sharing with you a fun project I made for my oldest daughter honoring her love for her favorite play date critter! Using Globecraft and Piccolo bookboard charms/bezels, 3D enamel gels, Instant UV Resin, embossing powders, along with some added hemp cord and the horseshoe of the pony in the picture, makes this project a perfect keepsake that will last a lifetime!

Materials Needed: 
Arin Flynn
A Piece of Life's Pie

  • Globecraft & Piccolo Beautiful Horse Charm Set
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Assorted Acrylic Tag Bezel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Square Tag Bezel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Pink Rose 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Metallic Silver 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Turquoise Lagoon Embossing Powder
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Poodle Skirt Embossing Powder
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Glastique Matte
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Soft Grip Tweezers
  • Globecraft and Piccolo Instant UV Resin
  • Hemptique 10lb Primary Crafter's Cord
  • Hemptique 20lb Variegated #3 Crafter's Cord
  • Hemptique Hemp Cord
  • Paper Issues Washi Tape - Teal Damask
  • Paper Issues Washi Tape - Bright Flowers
  • Heat Gun
  • Scotch ATG (Advance Tape Gun)
  • ArtMinds MDF Letter "H"
  • Adorn It Carolee's Creations Pink Horseshoes designer paper (12x12)
  • Close to My Heart Slate Ink
  • We R Memory Keepers Chomp-A-Dile 1/2 inch
  • Dauber
  • Q-Tips
  • Horseshoe
  • Bone Folder
  • Sandpaper
  • Exacto knife
  • Paint Brush

Step One: Assemble Horse Bezel
Using Piccolo Poodle Skirt and Turquoise Lagoon Embossing powder first apply Piccolo Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive to the Beautiful Horse Charm Set embellishment and the Piccolo Assorted Acrylic Tag Bezel, dust with embossing powder, set with heat and repeat two more times and set aside. Using Piccolo Metallic Silver 3D Enamel Gel and Piccolo Pink Rose 3D Enamel Gel apply to horseshoe and heart embellishments and set aside to set and dry.

Apply washi tape, trim excess and burnish down with a bone folder to remove any air from under the washi tape to prevent bubbles in the resin.

Apply a very large drop of Instant UV Resin to the center of the project and using a paint brush, brush the thick layer of UV Resin to cover area completely. Set in direct sunlight to allow to cure (it cures in 3 minutes tops!). Once cured, repeat the step of applying the Instant UV Resin for one more layer before adding second layer of washi tape.

Add another strip of washi tape following the same steps above. Repeat the step of applying the Instant UV Resin for one more layer and then once set glue the heart to the horse using Glastique and set on bezel and then apply a thick layer of Instant UV Resin covering the horse.

Step Two: Assemble Picture Bezel 
Using a color printer, print out a picture at the size of 200x200, cut out and trim with a Chomp-A-Dile. Apply a very thin layer Glastique Matte to photo with a Q-Tip and set aside to dry. This will keep the color from running when Instant UV Resin is applied.

Once dry, apply a thin layer Instant UV Resin to the photo using a Q-Tip and cure with either direct sunlight or UV lamp.

Apply Piccolo Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive to Piccolo Square Tag Bezel and dust with Piccolo Turquoise Lagoon Embossing Powder and set with a heat gun. Repeat two more times.  Then once set and cool, using an Advance Tape Gun (ATG) apply adhesive to the back of the photo and then stick to the bezel.

Step Three: Add Paper and Ink to Letter
Trace MDF letter on the backside of the design paper, cut, apply Glastique Matte and set onto the MDF letter.  Burnish out any wrinkles or bubbles using a bone folder.  Once dry, sand down the edges of the paper and use a dauber to ink the edges for more of a distressed look.

Step Four: Add Hemp Cord
Using hemp cord, wrap around the horseshoe and MDF letter in a decorative way, layering each color finishing with a bow. Wrap circle bezel hole with hemp cord and finish with a bow.

Step Five: Assemble Letter 
Tie square bezel to the "hemp wrap" on the MDF letter and finish with a bow.  Hot glue circle bezel and horseshoe to the MDF letter.

Using Globecraft & Piccolo products for this project has given this the gift of being well preserved. This project is truly a cherished memory keeper that will remind my daughter of her days spent with her favorite pony friend.  Be sure to head over and stock up on some of these amazing products so you too can make some timeless memory keepers!

Head over to my blog and check out my other fun and whimsy project made with an everyday household item and Piccolo 3-D enamel gels!

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