Welcome to the Stampendous "Fran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop"! The encrusted jewel technique was an accidental creative process discovered by Fran Seiford, Chief Artistic Officer at Stampendous! For more info on the process of Encrusting with the Fran•tage Essentials, check out the YouTube video HERE.
I was inspired to pull out a wooden sled and decorate it for the holiday season:
Here are a few photos of the process:
My unadorned sled:
I painted the sled using the distress stain and finished it up with a glimmer mist chalkboard spray tan.
I waited for that to dry completely before the next step:)
I stamped the Lovely Jumbo Cling Holly Holidays using Versamark across the sleigh multiple times. Heat emboss using Vintage Olive Embossing Tinsel.
Vintage Olive Embossing Tinsel. The final step was to heat up the fir branches to warm up the embossing tinsel and sprinkle with Gold Medium Halo Glitter.
The pine cones were coated with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and Encrusted with the Gold Medium Halo Glitter.
The finishing steps involved creating a star from chipboard, staining it and embossing the edges with the Aged Silver Embossing Enamel. The sentiment was stamped using the Altered Type Alphabet using Versamark.
Heat emboss using the Vintage Olive Embossing Tinsel powder.
I am the last stop on the blog hop. So if you haven't had a chance to visit any of the other blogs here's the list of our Encrusted Hoppers for today:
As you hop from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the Encrusted Jewel fabulousness, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog by Sunday, November 13th, 2011 8PM EST. Your comments give you an opportunity to win one of four blog candy goody boxes of Stampendous Fran•tage Essentials for you to create your own Encrusted Jewel goodness. (*Prizes only available for U.S. Residents Only*)
Have a wonderful Saturday!