I chose to do my project using the Prima Tales of You and Me Collection. This is a beautiful collection of romantic papers and embellishments. I like to make little plaques that I place around the house with inspiring quotes or quotes that remind me and my family of how we should treat others. A simple smile or a kind word to a stranger, friend or loved one can change their entire day. Here, I created a plaque out of white chipboard that I will put on an easel and display in our home to remind everyone that kind words really do fill hearts with love.
Below I show how I created the background for my plaque.
I adhered the rose paper to the chipboard using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I distressed the second piece of patterned paper with a Prima Distressing Tool and tore the paper in random areas along the edge. I then rolled the torn edges with a Dina Wakley Paint Brush. I then inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I adhered the brown text patterned paper to the rose paper base and added some texture with a Crafter's Workshop Mini Gothic Romance 6x6 stencil and Prima Opaque Matte Modeling Paste.
After the modeling paste was completely dry, I applied Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Markers and spritzed it with water to get the pigment moving. I gently rubbed the crayon into the stenciled image with my finger tips.
I cut a heart from one of the patterned papers in the collection choosing an area on the paper with flowers in the corner and script in the center. I then distressed and inked the edges.
Here, I chose some butterfly images from one of the patterned papers in the same collection and fussy cut them out with a Tim Holtz Scissors.
I printed my sentiment on my personal printer onto some cream colored card stock, cut out the sentiment and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added some Tales of You and Me Flowers, Prima Lace Trim and some Prima Tiny Junkyard Findings. My vine is from a Cherry Lynn Designs die which I cut apart and placed underneath the flowers. I inked the edges of the vine with Forest Moss Distress Ink.
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