It's been a while since I've hosted the MMU challenge over at Flying Unicorn....and I had a blast with this one!!! And of course I tried something different, using up old scrappy supplies and adding some new products to the mix. And I am featuring Dylusions Paints, Petaloo Velvet Flowers and Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments. Here they are, my two cuffs......
Can you believe this is made with grungeboard?!!
And a side view of the very feminine cuff.
A bit more playful and assymetrical!!
Love the colors on this one!!
And a better look at that gorgeous paint!!!!
This pattern is for the orange cuff. If you make these, plan ahead on what type of clasp you are using, as some require overlapping the grungeboard, and others don't. I drew my pattern on a 3" by 8" piece of paper, making sure I included an inch of overlap on each end. Then I used a jar lid to draw my circle, and then I reshaped the circle into an almond shape. Next I cut out my pattern.
Then I traced the pattern onto a piece of embossed grungeboard (leftovers from long ago!!!!), and cut out my cuff.
I gessoed my cuffs on both sides. Note that the Harlequin pattern cuff, was free-formed.
For the orange cuff, I stamped on tissue paper, using the BoBunny Stitches Stamp included in the June Mixed Passion Kit, with Ranger Archival Ink, but any permanent ink will work.
The next step, which I don't have pics for, is to glue the tissue paper to the grungeboard, and coat well over top. I used Golden Gel Medium Gloss, but Modge Podge, or any such medium, will also work. Let your piece dry completely, and trim the edges of your tissue paper. The next step is to round your corners, I used my We R Memory Keepers Corner Punch .25" side.
Sorry for the blurry pics. Now it's time to paint. I added the Dylusions paint with baby wipes, going over the colors, and blending as I went along. Next add a bit of Viva Decor Inka Gold over top of your paint. Buff when dry. I also added the Ranger Archival Ink around the edges of each piece, but you could also use black paint.
The turquoise cuff, changed a bit......I didn't like the wide silver eyelets, and wanted more black, so I swiped my ink pad over top, and then replaced the silver eyelets, with black ones. This cuff will have a suede lace tie. The orange one, uses a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener for the closure. If you go this way, make sure you have enough overlap. Also, when you punch your hole to clasp over the fastener, punch twice. Once normal, and the second time, overlapping the first hole. This will work perfectly to hold the ends together.
If you are doing the more feminine version, it's time to glue on your laces, overlapping as you go.
Next, the flowers.....love these velvet hydrangeas and Pansies!!!!! Then tuck in more bits of lace, Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments, a Prima Resin, and a little crystal dangle, and you're done!!
The turquoise cuff, has a Prima Resin and Metal piece, as well as a Flying Unicorn Metal Adornment Butterfly.
These were a lot of fun to make, and I have a ton of ideas for more!!! And I can't wait to see yours!!!!
Huge thanks to my Mom for modeling the cuffs!!!!!
For Both Cuffs:
- Tim Holtz Grungeboard
- Liquitex Gesso
- Golden Gel Medium Gloss
- Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black (or Stazon, etc)
- Viva Decor Inka Gold - Gold
- Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments
- We R Memory Keepers Corner Punch and Cropodile or Cropodile Big Bite
- Dylusions Paints - Lemon Zest, Bubblegum Pink, Postbox Red
- Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener
- Petaloo Flowers - Velvet Pansies Red, Velvet Hydrangea Red
- Prima Shabby Chic Treasures - Leaves
- Flying Unicorn Laces
- BoBunny Stitches Stamp - June Mixed Passion Kit
- Tissue Paper, crystal dangle - stash
- Dylusions Paints - Fresh Lime, London Blue
- We R Memory Keepers Wide Eyelets - Black
- Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Pitch Black
- Viva Decor Inka Gold - Platinum
- Prima Resin & Metal Piece (bits of leftovers)
- Suede lace in black, beads - stash
Thanks for stopping by!!