Monday, April 15, 2013

Up, Up and Away

Hi! Candy Spiegel back to share another project you can make with Globecraft & Piccolo products. This time, I opted to make a hot-air balloon you can pin to your lapel.

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I started with a Large Teardrop Bezel. Made from bookboard, these are thinner and stronger than traditional chipboard.

I coated both the front and back with Starry Sky Embossing Powder. (coating the back makes it look like a finished piece of jewelry and not a craft project.)

Then I added stickers from Elizabeth Crafts to make a design on the hot-air balloon.

 Next, I added a bit of glitter to the pattern.

Once dry, I coated the entire balloon with Glastique to seal it all.

Then, I decided to cover a wood veneer butterfly by Prima with Royal Sterling Embossing Powder.

I coated both pieces with the new Instant UV Resin and then glued the butterfly onto the balloon.

 For the basket, I cut out a piece of the extra bookboard the bezels came attached to into a square.

Then I embossed the square with a Sizzix embossing folder and coated both sides with Vintage Silver Embossing Powder and Instant UV Resin.

I poked holes and strung wire through the basket to attach it to the balloon.

Finally, I glued a pin to the back.

And here is the finished project again ... what do you think?

I used the Large Teardrop Bezel to make a pendant, as well. Click on my blog to see the instructions.

1 comment:

Mae Lewis said...

I LOVE THIS!! Its just stunning Candy!