Saturday, September 11, 2010

Make a Beautiful decor piece

Good morning! Kristen here! Please scroll down to the next post if you are here for the Glue Arts blog hop!!

I have a gorgeous frame decor piece made with mostly gcd studios products  for you today. I also want to share the techniques I used to create it.

One of my most favorite things to do with large images on paper is to fussy cut them out, which I have shared with you before. I cut out quite a few of these beautiful embossed glossy butterflies. I also used a fun square quilting technique to piece together my background.

What I did was to use a 1.5 inch square punch. I simply took the background sheet of the frame, the piece that is chipboard, and I adhered my pattern paper squares in a random pattern, trying to alternate colors and patterns. I used papers from the Artsy Urban collection, there are several black and white patterns in this collection, so I decided to stick with that, and have pops of color in the details.

When I finished placing all my squares on the background, I used a pen to 'stitch' down each side of the seams between the squares.

I then added a large chipboard piece, and decorated the rest with Artsy Urban papers, cutting out and popdotting the butterflies, bending their wings to make them more dimensional.

When I created my flower, I crumpled some dampened paper  circles, then allowed it to dry, and added some bits of tulle and a brad to the center.

 To finish the piece, I added some buttons and brads to the top and bottom of the piece, along with a large tulle bow.

have a terrific day!


Jodi said...

This is stunning!!! Love it!

TeenaBugg38 said...

I saw and commented on this one at the GCD blog a fw days back....i LOVE IT!!!!!

Donna said...

This frame is beautiful! Thanks

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ruthk11 said...

Love your wall art. It is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

KateB said...

love it so much!

Shelley said...

Wow! Totallt awesome!