Monday, January 26, 2015
Celebrate Love Banner and Metallics (video)
Perhaps it was because I was watching all those CHA videos about new products coming out soon. Gold metallic is everywhere. Perhaps it was because I was sitting in my recliner facing my very bare mantle since I took down all the holiday decorations. Anyway, I had this idea for a banner to celebrate Valentine's Day. (We do not use our fireplace at all so this is perfectly safe hanging on the mantle.)
Before I got to the banner, I started playing around with creating my own gold metallic transparencies and vellum designs. I just love all the metallic gold in papers, transparencies and embellishments in the new products. I'm not normally a glittery person but for some reason I was really drawn to it.
I have a video below on making your own gold, silver or bronze patterned transparencies.
For the banner, I used this technique to create a gold dotted overlay. "Celebrate" was cut on the Silhouette and then edged with gold American Crafts embossing powder. After I got it put up, there was something missing so I added the bits of burlap in between each letter of LOVE. Sorry, the photos aren't the best. It got too dark yesterday when I finished it and it is another gloomy day here today.
I'm planning to put this on my Etsy shop - Lovely Layers Art. We are enjoying it for now. I think this would work well for a bridal shower, luncheon or as home decor.
Video at YouTube:
I imagine I'll be doing quite a bit of gold in my coming layouts. I may become a glittery person yet.
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