Step 1: Paint the idea-ology Framed Panel frame with the Picket Fence Distress Paint.
Step 2: Once dry, use your finger to wipe Distress Texture Paste Crackle over the surface of the frame. Set aside to dry completely for at least 30 minutes.
Step 3: Once the Crackle has dried, scribble Walnut Stain Distress Crayon onto the Craft Sheet. Spray a bit of water next to the crayon and use it to moisten a paintbrush. Pick up crayon with the damp paintbrush. Go over the crackle finish so the crayon seeps into the cracks, leaving you with a perfectly aged frame. Set aside.
Step 4: Cut Ranger Watercolor paper to fit Framed Panel. Adhere to the back of the Framed Panel with Collage Medium. Spray with Antique Linen Spray Stain and dry with Heat It Craft Tool.
NOTE: could you spray and then adhere the paper? of course! but I like to glue first so I don't have to worry about the paper moving.
Step 5: Using Crackling Campfire Oxide Ink and the Stampers Anonymous Specimen Butterfly, stamp the image repeatedly over the background.
Step 6: Lightly spray water over the surface, let the Oxide Ink wick out, then dry with a heat tool.
Step 7: Using Pumice Stone Distress Ink and the Stampers Anonymous set Ledger Script, stamp in between the butterflies. No block was used so the stamping would appear more random.
Step 8: Adhere the crackle finish frame to the base of the Framed Panel. Let dry.
Step 9: Age an idea-ology Baseboard Frame with Distress Ink and Walnut Stain Crayon. Use 3D foam squares to add to the Framed Panel.
Step 10: Use the same ink and crayon to color an idea-ology Quote Chip and Salvaged Tag (string added). Set aside for later use.
Step 11: Spray Craft Sheet with Spray Stain so the colors are next to each other but not overlapping. Quickly smoosh a Mixed Media Heavystock card into ink and pick it up, moving it to the side and drying it with a Heat Tool. Blot off any excess ink. You can go back into the leftover ink numerous times until you get the result you like.
Card one: Speckled Egg and Peeled Paint
Card two: Crackling Campfire, Fossilized Amber, and Speckled Egg
Card three: Gathered Twigs and Hickory Smoke
Step 12: Match up each colored paper to the dies in Sizzix - Funky Floral Large. Blue/green for leaves, orange/yellow for flowers, brown/grey for the branch. Run through die-cut machine.
Step 13: By using the Spray Stain paper for the die cuts you get so many variations in the color!
Step 14: Start to assemble by adhering the Salvaged Tag and Quote Chip to the Framed Panel. Use Collage Medium to add some shredded cheesecloth to the tag. A metal Hardware Head was added to the end of the Quote Chip using the 2oz squeeze bottle of College Medium. The new larger size with the fine tip makes it easy to add glue exactly where you need it.
Step 15: Using a variety of Distress Crayons and a Detailer Water Brush, tint a idea-ology Photobooth image.
TIP: You need very little water to tint. It’s more about the crayon and the stiff bristles of the Detailer Water Brush that allow the coloring process to work. If you would like to know more about coloring images with Distress Crayons you can read about it on my blog, One Lucky Day - Distress Crayons post - March 26th
Step 16: Use Collage Medium to add the background leaves and branch to the Framed Panel. The Photobooth image was adhered using 3D foam.
Step 17: Layer the Crackling Campfire flowers and any extra leaves to fill in.
Step 18: Ephemera from the Field Notes pack was added to each side of the floral collage.
I have been a “maker” all my life. Sewing, stamping, paper arts, I love it all. Creating and teaching is a passion for me, whether it is in the classroom or on my blog, One Lucky Day.. I have worked in the scrapbooking/mixed media field since 2005 and for the last 7 years have been the Creative Coordinator for Tim Holtz Brands, a dream job if there ever was one. On a personal note, I live on the Central Coast of California with my husband, Jay. I love to travel to new places to look for old junk and am willing to pack a bag at a moment’s notice. On an ordinary day you can find me working away in my craft room with the windows wide open and music playing in the background. Follow Paula on instagram @luckyday.