Monday, May 19, 2014

Altered Postcard "Fly" Tutorial

[ edited to add: find the video how-to below! ]

Happy Monday, Friends!

This week I have a fun project  - an altered postcard using Globecraft & Piccolo Embossing Enamels, Gel and Piccolo Accents. You can use an actual postcard or cut your own bases from cereal boxes, chipboard or even just cardstock. Remember when I suggested you keep all the bits and pieces you weed from the main Piccolo Accents?

(I actually took video while I created this postcard (having some difficulties uploading the video), so keep an eye out for an update to this post and WATCH how this project came together below! Suggestions welcome. Please be kind...this is my first 'live action' video. lol)

Gather your supplies. You may surprised at how easy this is!

Globecraft & Piccolo supplies:
Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid
Embossing Enamel Temple Stone
Embossing Enamel Vintage Copper
3D Enamel Gel - Satin Gold
Glastique Gloss
*Leftover bits from French Oval Frame Kit

other supplies:
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Adirondack Color Wash - Cranberry
Tattered Angels Chalk Sprays - Banana Pudding, Peacock
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Citron
White Gesso or white acrylic paint
Found Items: bubble wrap, tape roll

*you can use any leftover bits from your Piccolo Accents and frames. I save all my bits & pieces in a reclosable baggie and pick through them when I need something.

Here are the basics:

1. Spray colors. Let dry (or use a heat tool to speed it up!)
2. Use Found Items to add interest.
3. Paint edges using 3D Enamel Gel.
4. Emboss butterfly and 'fly' using Embossing Enamels.
5. Stamp 'high'.
6. Distress edges using Vintage Photo.
7. Add Piccolo bits using Glastique. Let dry.

That's it! Don't forget - if you create a project using Globecraft or Piccolo products, we'd love for you to share it on our Facebook page!

Inky hugs,


leslierahye strickland said...

beautiful Angi! love the colors and textures!

Stacey Richardson, said...

Great video Angi! Love the colors in your design!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome design, loved the video. Love how you used the leftovers from the Piccolos in the design too.