Happy New Year everyone! Lysa here on the blog today sharing my first project of 2016. One of my personal goals for 2016 is to “step outside the box”; try things I’ve never tried and live each day to the fullest. For this project, I decided to mix several paper collections to make one cohesive piece of art.
For this project, I covered a plain MDF wood frame using the “Chestnuts” paper from 7DS Yuletide collection. I inked the edges using black soot distress ink which matches this paper very well. I added some texture to the frame by using the 7DS Destination Unknown- Line elements stencil with some heavy gel gloss. I sprinkled some red micro beads on top of the gel medium. I also added some white paint through another dot stencil I had in my collection to balance out the darkness of the project. I embellished the frame using red and white bakers twine, a flower from Prima’s Cartographer collection, some UmWowStudio chevron confetti stained navy blue, a red enamel anchor, Queen &Co Rhinestones, and some Vintage Oceanic Anchors washi tape. At the last minute I decided to add a sailors knot to the right side using some random red and white striped rope I had laying around.
I just love how mixing different collections and products can produce such unexpected results. This frame would look gorgeous in a room full of red and blue nautical decorations. Here are a few more views of the frame.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match collections and products, the results will be amazing. Thank you for looking!
7 Dots Studio – Chestnuts
Destination Unknown- Line Elements Stencil
Cartographer flowers- Prima
UmWowStudios- Chevron Confetti
Vintage Oceanic Anchors- Washi Tape
Queen & Co- Rhinestones