Monday, April 29, 2013

Creating with leftovers

Hi everyone,  Monica here with a mixed-media project to share with you. I know how amazing the Globecraft jewelry pieces are and so today I want to show you what else you can do with them. Punch out the pieces from the bookboard and then what you are left with is an amazing stencil for mixed-media projects. 
Monica Edwards
Simply Monica

Step 1: Using the bookboard backing as a stencil, drag modeling paste across the opening using a spatula. 

This is what it will look like.

Step 2: Place the punched-out charm piece on top of the modeling paste image and apply heat with a heat tool.

 The heat causes the modeling paste to bubble and give a nice texture.

Step 3: use color mist sprays, paints or inks to color.

Final piece.

Hope everyone enjoyed my project today. Be sure to keep all those extra and leftover pieces to use in some mixed-media fun!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Scrapbooking with Globecraft

Hello, it is Laura, and today I am using one of the Painting Surfaces from Globecraft on my scrapbook page. I chose the lovely Cuckoo Clock.

Since most of you probably know how to set up a scrapbook page, and you wouldn't have the same photos as me anyway, I am going to focus on how I decorated the clock for this page. I have included ALL the products for the page in the materials list.


1)  Run a little Glastique around the top of the clock. You will be using it as an adhesive.

2)  Place the wood grain paper over the clock and rub down with your fingers. If you have a brayer, you could use it instead.

3)  Flip the project over, place on self healing mat and trim around the edges with your craft knife.

4)  Use the tip of the knife to remove paper from the holes. You can place it into the paper and spin it to remove the excess.  

5)  Repeat steps 1-3 with the eaves area, all the leaves and the acorns. Be aware of what direction the wood grain is going in so that it look the way you like it.

6)  Use sponge brush to apply the white paint over the clock face. Let dry.

7)  Use the Distress Ink and the blender to distress the edges of all of the papered pieces and the clock face.

8)  Cut some scalloped shapes from the brown card stock and distress the edges as above.

9)  Use Glastique on the edge of the roof.

10)  Place the scalloped edge of your shape so that it hangs over the side of the roof.

11)  Cut against the straight side.
12)  Continue steps 10 and 11 until the roof is complete.
13)  Cut wedges out of scalloped shapes and Glastique, to hanging pieces.  Start at the bottom.

14)  Continue to Glastique the scalloped wedges, overlapping them from the bottom up until both pieces are full.  Let dry.

15)  Flip over. You will notice that the brown card stock goes over the edge. Trim this with your craft knife.

16)  Distress the brown pieces.
17)  Cut a circle from the black card stock that is slightly larger than the clock face.
18)  Adhere clock face to the black card stock with Glastique.
19 )  Cover the small door with Glastiqued black card stock.
20)  Use Embossing Powder Adhesive on the clock hands, cover with Vintage Black Embossing Powder and heat set.  Make two layers.
21)  Use Embossing Powder Adhesive and Victorian Bronze on the pendulum. Create one layer.
22)  For a second layer on the pendulum, use the Vintage Gold Embossing Powder. I used two different colors to create more interest.
23)  Use Glastique to adhere the black backed clock face into position. The small holes should line up.
24)  Use Glastique to adhere the small door. The bottom should just cover the slat on the backing.
25)  Adhere clock to the paper.
26)  Place pendulum in place and adhere. The hole in the top of the pendulum should line up with the center hole on the bottom of the clock.
27)  Use the Big Bite to create a hole through the two pieces and into the background paper.
28)  Place brad through hole.
29)  Line up the dangling pieces under the two additional holes on the bottom of the clock.
30)  Adhere dangling pieces in place.
31)  Use the Big Bite to create holes in the paper under the dangle holes.
32)  Measure chain slightly longer than the distance between the dangle hole and the clock hole.
33)  Put a brad through the end of the chain and into the hole on the clock.

34)  Place the other end into the hole on the dangle and adhere to the back of the page.

35)  Your clock should look roughly like the picture below before you add the details.

36)  Use Glastique to adhere the detail pieces to the clock.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have a different project on my personal blog at, so stop by and take a look. Until next time, goodbye!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Making a pretty little teapot


Good morning!  Chrissy here to show you how to use your scrapbook paper to dress up the Teapot Bubble Frame.

For this project, I used Glitz Designs' "Cashmere Dame" paper collection and some May Arts bead strands.

First, trace the teapot layer with the oval cut out onto the paper. Then cut it out.

Next, glue your cutout onto the chipboard layer. Because I wanted to use some Metallic Gold Gel Enamel, I cut the paper off the loop at the top of the teapot.

Now apply the gel enamel.

While the enamel is drying, it's time to start working on the teacup layers. Go ahead and trace them onto the pattern paper.

Once you have both of of your teacup layers traced and cut out, you can glue the paper onto the chipboard and then glue your layers together.

Now it's time for the fun part. Embellishing! For my teapot, I used some May Arts bead strands, gesso, punchinella, and a cameo. I busted out my trusty hot glue gun and started gluing down my bead strands.

Here's what it looks like with all of the beads applied.

I brushed some gesso onto the back layer of the teapot. Once it dried, I glued my punchinella down.

Now it's time to glue the top onto the bottom and apply the cameo.

And there you have it. For a quick tutorial on how to use something of this size as an embellishment, head over to my blog and check it out!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Creating keepsake memories to last a lifetime

It is Arin here and today I am sharing with you a fun project I made for my oldest daughter honoring her love for her favorite play date critter! Using Globecraft and Piccolo bookboard charms/bezels, 3D enamel gels, Instant UV Resin, embossing powders, along with some added hemp cord and the horseshoe of the pony in the picture, makes this project a perfect keepsake that will last a lifetime!

Materials Needed: 
Arin Flynn
A Piece of Life's Pie

  • Globecraft & Piccolo Beautiful Horse Charm Set
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Assorted Acrylic Tag Bezel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Square Tag Bezel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Pink Rose 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Metallic Silver 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Turquoise Lagoon Embossing Powder
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Poodle Skirt Embossing Powder
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Glastique Matte
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Soft Grip Tweezers
  • Globecraft and Piccolo Instant UV Resin
  • Hemptique 10lb Primary Crafter's Cord
  • Hemptique 20lb Variegated #3 Crafter's Cord
  • Hemptique Hemp Cord
  • Paper Issues Washi Tape - Teal Damask
  • Paper Issues Washi Tape - Bright Flowers
  • Heat Gun
  • Scotch ATG (Advance Tape Gun)
  • ArtMinds MDF Letter "H"
  • Adorn It Carolee's Creations Pink Horseshoes designer paper (12x12)
  • Close to My Heart Slate Ink
  • We R Memory Keepers Chomp-A-Dile 1/2 inch
  • Dauber
  • Q-Tips
  • Horseshoe
  • Bone Folder
  • Sandpaper
  • Exacto knife
  • Paint Brush

Step One: Assemble Horse Bezel
Using Piccolo Poodle Skirt and Turquoise Lagoon Embossing powder first apply Piccolo Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive to the Beautiful Horse Charm Set embellishment and the Piccolo Assorted Acrylic Tag Bezel, dust with embossing powder, set with heat and repeat two more times and set aside. Using Piccolo Metallic Silver 3D Enamel Gel and Piccolo Pink Rose 3D Enamel Gel apply to horseshoe and heart embellishments and set aside to set and dry.

Apply washi tape, trim excess and burnish down with a bone folder to remove any air from under the washi tape to prevent bubbles in the resin.

Apply a very large drop of Instant UV Resin to the center of the project and using a paint brush, brush the thick layer of UV Resin to cover area completely. Set in direct sunlight to allow to cure (it cures in 3 minutes tops!). Once cured, repeat the step of applying the Instant UV Resin for one more layer before adding second layer of washi tape.

Add another strip of washi tape following the same steps above. Repeat the step of applying the Instant UV Resin for one more layer and then once set glue the heart to the horse using Glastique and set on bezel and then apply a thick layer of Instant UV Resin covering the horse.

Step Two: Assemble Picture Bezel 
Using a color printer, print out a picture at the size of 200x200, cut out and trim with a Chomp-A-Dile. Apply a very thin layer Glastique Matte to photo with a Q-Tip and set aside to dry. This will keep the color from running when Instant UV Resin is applied.

Once dry, apply a thin layer Instant UV Resin to the photo using a Q-Tip and cure with either direct sunlight or UV lamp.

Apply Piccolo Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive to Piccolo Square Tag Bezel and dust with Piccolo Turquoise Lagoon Embossing Powder and set with a heat gun. Repeat two more times.  Then once set and cool, using an Advance Tape Gun (ATG) apply adhesive to the back of the photo and then stick to the bezel.

Step Three: Add Paper and Ink to Letter
Trace MDF letter on the backside of the design paper, cut, apply Glastique Matte and set onto the MDF letter.  Burnish out any wrinkles or bubbles using a bone folder.  Once dry, sand down the edges of the paper and use a dauber to ink the edges for more of a distressed look.

Step Four: Add Hemp Cord
Using hemp cord, wrap around the horseshoe and MDF letter in a decorative way, layering each color finishing with a bow. Wrap circle bezel hole with hemp cord and finish with a bow.

Step Five: Assemble Letter 
Tie square bezel to the "hemp wrap" on the MDF letter and finish with a bow.  Hot glue circle bezel and horseshoe to the MDF letter.

Using Globecraft & Piccolo products for this project has given this the gift of being well preserved. This project is truly a cherished memory keeper that will remind my daughter of her days spent with her favorite pony friend.  Be sure to head over and stock up on some of these amazing products so you too can make some timeless memory keepers!

Head over to my blog and check out my other fun and whimsy project made with an everyday household item and Piccolo 3-D enamel gels!