July 26, 2013

A Shabby Shadow Box

I've altered another Twiddleybitz shadow box!!
I could not resist doing a bit of shabby chic for this one 

Once the shadowbox was assembled using PVA, I started with Ferro Iron to cover the outsides (that's the brown); then rubbed over the surface with Inka Gold - I LOVE how this brings out all the texture!

Then I used Viva Stone Art on the frame and attached it at certain points only, with hot glue - it's curved as it was slightly bigger than the frame...

Added some gorgeous hand-made items, charms, and flowers (after spraying with gold perfect pearls mists) from my2angels

I then glued some tea-stained muslin inside the box.  All done and ready for a keepsake :-)

Twiddleybits Products Used:
Twiddleybitz - Shadow Box Sm; Card size (SBS001)
Twiddleybitz - Small Vintage Overlay (OV004)

Other Products Used:
Viva Decore - Ferro, Textured Paint (Iron)
Viva Decore' - Inka Gold (Gold)
Viva Decore' - Stone Art
My2angels - Shabby Brown Charming Embellishments
My2angels - Large Antique Bronze Key
My2angels - Antique Bronze Large Flower Filigree
My2angels - Set of keys on ring charm
My2angels - Two-tone Brown Cherry Blossoms (Flowers)
My2angels - Muslin

Thanks for joining me today - I hope you enjoyed my post and will try our gorgeous range of Shadow Boxes.  It really doesn't matter what your scrapping style is - we have one perfect for you!

July 8, 2013

Altering Chipboard with Trudi Harrison

Hi and Welcome Twiddley Fans!

Our Design Team gal TRUDI HARRISON is with us today. 

This is one way which Trudi really likes to alter Twiddleybitz chipboard. This technique is great for adding texture and interest and the colours can easily be altered to suit any project. 


Today I thought a little something more on the grungy side would be a nice effect to show you.
You will need the following: 

Ink - I used VersaMagic Oasis Green  and Prima Brick Wall
Distress Stain - I used Peacock Feathers
Distress Paint Tarnished Brass or Aidrondack Metallic Gold Paint Dabber
Twinklets Diamond Dust
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - I used Georgia Peach
Clear Drying Glue

I am showing this technique using Twiddleybitz Chipboard BOR009 Flourish Spray Border.  

Dab Oasis Green Ink over the chipboard piece and allow to dry.
Go over the piece with Peacock Feathers Distress Stain. You may like to give the piece a couple of applications depending on the depth of colour. 

Randomly dab Brick Wall ink over the piece and allow to dry.

Apply some wet clear drying glue over some of the areas. Sprinkle with diamond dust. Tap off the access and allow to dry.
**Improvise with chunky glitter if you don't have diamond dust**

 Spray over the applied diamond dust with color spray and allow to dry. A couple of applications may be needed again depending on the depth you want to achieve.

Dab a little Tarnished Brass Distress Paint around the edges and randomly over the top. Metallic gold paint also looks terrific.

Dab a little more Peacock Feathers Distress Stain over some of the diamond dust.
Your piece is now ready to be incorporated into your crafting project.