Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mini Bubble Frame Kit with Flowers

This is one of the make and takes from May's Mega Meet Convention in Novi, Michigan.  I thought I would take you through the steps to create it.  We had quite a line of crafters waiting to make one of these.

You begin with the Globecraft Mini Bubble Frame Kit with Flowers.  You get a back piece, a frame, a mini clear globe and a flower piece.  Don't throw the outer piece from the flower away, it can be used as a frame in other projects if you cover it with card stock. 

I began by stamping Sweet Stamps French Script with Shades French Roast dye ink onto the back piece.  Then using a piece of cut and dry foam, sponge French Roast around the edges of the oval bringing the ink in towards the center.  You can lay the globe on top of the backing to test if you have moved your ink in far enough.  Apply Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive to the frame and heat emboss with Piccolo Copper Kettle Embossing Enamel.  Set this aside to cool.  

Now take your flowers and with a paint brush, apply Enamel Powder Adhesive to only the stems and leaves of the flowers.  Once the you have the adhesive applied, heat emboss with Piccolo Mossy Glen Embossing Enamel.  Paint the flower petals with your choice of Piccolo 3D Enamel Gels, I have used Daffodil Pearl for the petals and Orange for the centers.  You could also add a gem for the flower center.  The last piece is the medium butterfly from the Piccolo Butterfly Accents, which I heat embossed with Piccolo Vintage Copper. Love the green patina accents in the enamel.  Then simply assemble your globe; I used Ultimate Glue to adhere all the pieces.  It holds well and sets up quickly.  If you just set the frame on the back piece, it will give you and idea of where to place your flower and your butterfly.  Then remove the frame and glue down the globe.  Quickly set the frame on top and you can move the globe slightly if needed to center it.  Then glue your frame on top of the globe and you are finished.  These are a lot of fun to make.

1 comment:

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wonderful mini frame, love how the Vintage Copper enamel and the French Script work together to give the frame an aged vintage look.