Friday, 19 October 2012

Crafty Individuals week with Gio

A couple of samples with Gio today, including one calendar. 
Gio used the masks in 3 different ways on her sample: as an embossing stencil (with paste), as a stamped (once inked) and with the inks sprayed over. 
She also made a lovely cuff bracelet using metal. 

I cut a piece of white cardstock to the size of my calendar and used Beautiful butterflies mask and Dreamweaver embossing paste: Crackle paste (using a palette knife) to create the background.
Once dry I inked the same mask with the Metallic Distress Stain: Tarnished brass and I used as a stamp on the central part of the cardstock. I even inked the crackled dried paste with a brush and little bit of metallic Stain.
I then used the mask as stencil, spraying it with Cosmic Shimmer Mister: Golden Mint.
I cut some butterflies from Crafty Individuals picture book: Butterflies and flowers and I covered them with Ranger Ultra thick embossing clear powder, then I melted it to give a glossy effect . I glued the butterflies and the month to the cardstock.


To make the cuff bracelet I cut a piece of metal from Metal sheet - real copper , then I embossed it using the Crafty Individuals picture book: Butterflies and flowers mask. (TIP: I made several try with different sandwich on a leftover of metal, it will depend on the embossing machine you use). I sanded the metal a little bit to highlight the embossed pattern. I curved the metal (using my wrist for the size) and I adhered the butterflies covered with Ranger Ultra thick embossing clear powder.

Gio used:

Crafty Individuals picture book: Butterflies and flowers
Crafty Individuals mask: Beautiful butterflies
Dreamweaver embossing paste: Crackle
Metal sheet - real copper
Metallic Distress Stain: Tarnished brass

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See you tomorrow


  1. This is just amazing, I love how many ways Gio used the mask! Seriously inspiring, thank you!

  2. wow love the combination of crakle paste and mask...thanks for sharing and for the inspiration gio

  3. nothing more to add that Tabbatha and laury55 have already said. I think the bracelet is a fabulous idea. Thanks very much for sharing.

  4. Stunning tag. I especially love the look of the colored crackle.

  5. 2 wonderful projects, love the crackle paste and soft colours as well as those vivid butterflies that look so real !

  6. Fabulous inspiration from Gio, thank you!
    Alison x


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