Hello everyone! How is your weekend going? I had a pretty good day. The weather was so beautiful--I even opened the windows. I spent some time outside and I got in a little bit of crafting time. I wanted to get this post up earlier today but I was searching all over for the battery charger for my old camera. My husband and our youngest went to a Twins game today and they took my good camera. I couldn't remember for the life of me where I put the charger for the old camera and as luck would have it the battery was totally dead--LOL! But I finally found. ;-)
Today, I have a quick and easy home decor piece with a step-by-step tutorial to share with you using some of the new Media Mixáge Collections from Spellbinders Creative Arts™. I have had several email from people who have said they would love to try out the Media Mixáge Collections but they haven't ever done anything with mixed media and they want to take it slow (baby step) until they can learn a little more about it.
So I thought I would share a project that is quick and easy to create (baby steps) using a bezel and die template from the Media Mixáge Collections. Here is a candle holder that I altered. I didn't time myself while I was making it but if I had to guess I think it was probably about 20-30 minutes start to finish. Maybe even a little less--I was taking pictures for the tutorial while I was making it. ;-)
Ok, let's get started!
This was a candle holder that I picked up at one of the big box stores for a couple of dollars. To start I added Prima Divine Washi Tape to the top and bottom of the candle holder.
Next I used some Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock and the MD1-008 Squares Two Die Template along with the Artisan X-Plorer™ to cut the square shape. Then I used the E3D-006 Framed Labels Eighteen folder to emboss the paper. I lightly inked the embossed area of the paper with Memento Angel Pink ink and then I misted it with Pssst! Sheer Shimmer Spritz Gold. Both the ink and spritz are from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.
Check out all of the shimmer from the spritz! (you can click all of the images to enlarge) This is the piece that I am using for the background in the bezel.
Next, I fussy cut this beautiful little rose image from the Prima Divine Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad and I inked the edges of the paper with Memento Espresso Truffle ink from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.
I glued the embossed piece inside the bezel and then I added a 3D Foam Square from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ to the back of the rose image and place it in the center of the bezel. The bezel I used for this project is MB2-005S Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders™ Media Mixáge™ Squares Two Bezels - Silver.
I added some Pink Salmon Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon and threaded it through the backside of the bezel. I also added some 3D Foam Squares to the back of the bezel so it can easily be attached to the candle holder.
Once the bezel was in place I tied the seam binding in to a little bow. Then for a finishing touch I added some Kaisercraft Pewter Pearls. So what do you think? This is a perfect home decor piece for the Spring and Summer. It was quick, easy and inexpensive to create. It would also make a wonderful gift for a friend.
If you have any projects that you have created using the Media Mixáge Collection I would love to see them! Leave me a link to your blog or gallery in the comment section.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs & Smiles,
Paper: DiscountCardstock.com Simply Smooth Ivory; Prima Divine Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Ink/Spray: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Angel Pink, Espresso Truffle, Pssst! Sheer Shimmer Spritz Gold
Dies/Bezels/Folders: Spellbinders Creative Arts™ Artisan X-Plorer™, MD1-008 Squares Two Die Template, MB2-005S Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders™ Media Mixáge™ Squares Two Bezels - Silver, E3D-006 Framed Labels Eighteen
Accessories: Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink Salmon Seam Binding, Kaisercraft Pewter Pearls; Prima Divine Washi Tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares; Candle, Candle Holder