Hels and I have come up with another recipe challenge - we had a nice Skype session on Sunday and came up with this quick, easy project:
- 6 x 8 wooden frame
- adhesive backed sheet metal (Ranger metal foil sheets or other)
- texture fade embossing folders
- distress with black paint
- embellishments of choice
I think that's the shortest list of ingredients we've ever come up with! But sometimes keeping it simple is good. Here's my frame. This pic was taken when I went to pick Hels up from Ranger U last year! We all went out to dinner - will always be a very special memory.
Sorry for the bright flashy highlight... I had a hard time photographing all this shiny metal! I started with Ranger's metal foil sheets and chose 3 texture fade embossing folders. I adhered some pieces of the foil sheets to white card stock and then added some Ranger wonder tape to the back of each piece. The texture fades I chose were bubble, diamond plate and riveted.
I ran each sheet of metal / card stock through my Vagabond with each embossing folder and then pieced each one to size to fit on to my frame. Just peel the back off the wonder tape and it sticks *forever* ! Be careful placing these pieces, because once you stick it down, it will NOT move.... just sayin'...
Once all the pieces were in place, I used a paper stump to get all the edges smoothed down, and then used a Ten Seconds Studio texture wheel on each of the seams between the different textures. It helps to hide the seams and reinforces the wonder tape.
Then I used a black paint dabber over the entire piece and wiped off the excess with a paper towel. The black paint gets into the nooks and crannies and leaves behind a wonderfully distressed look. I chose to keep my frame embellishment-free (shocking, I know!) - letting the gorgeous textured metal speak for itself.