This past weekend, my middle daughter reached a milestone in her life. Caitlyn made her 8th grade confirmation with our church.
I wanted to make her a gift that reflected her personality. I usually have trouble finding just the right stuff for these types of projects but not this time! When I found the Bohemian Rhapsody Scrapbook Pack and Bohemian Rhapsody Element Pack in the Digichick Boutique, I knew it was just the right stuff! From this pack, I printed a few things - the Music Swirls, Music Brackets, Gray Vintage Frame, Ceramic Floral Cameo, the letters to spell Caitlyn’s name and 2 sheets of the Damask patterned paper sized to 8 1/2x 11″. I also grabbed some traditional supplies – Ivory Acrylic Paint, Modge Podge, Paint Brushes, Antique Linen Distress Ink pad and sponges, Liquid Laminate or Crystal Effects, rhinestone flourish sticker, Mini & Pop Up Glue Dots, scissors/craft knife.
I started the project with a blank 8 x 10″ canvas that I painted ivory. I set this aside to dry while I printed the papers I wanted to use.
I printed the Gray Vintage Frame from the Bohemian Rhapsody Scrapbook Pack onto Ivory cardstock. I resized the frame to fit my canvas. After I printed it, I cut out the inside and inked all edges using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Using Modge Podge, I attached this to the dry canvas. I printed out the music swirls and brackets, letters to spell Caitlyn’s name and the ceramic floral cameo. I also printed a sheet of patterned paper to make some rolled flowers and to cut a border using my die cut machine and a Tim Holtz Alterations die.
Here is my completed project!
Here are some close-ups, too! This is the bottom left-hand corner of the piece. I added a rhinestone flourish over the music swirls I cut out. The rolled flowers where made from paper I printed from the kit. You can find the directions for these flowers on Splitcoaststampers in the resource section entitled Rolled Flowers.
This is the upper right-hand corner. There is another music swirl and rolled flowers. Plus the Ceramic floral cameo. After printing this out, I applied some Liquid Laminate over the cameo and allowed it to dry. Once it was dry, I cut it out. It looks so real!
Here are the letters up close. After printing and cutting out the letters, I attached them to my canvas. Using a fine paintbrush, I applied some Rock Candy Distress Stickles. This gives some shimmer but not too much, just enough for a shabby chic project like this one!
I hope you will give a project like this a try. This project was alot of fun to make. I know my daughter will love it!
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