Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prima Threads and Wires - Wall Hanging Project

Prima Threads

Prima has introduced a cool new line of threads in addition to more colors of their fabulous wire thread.  The colors are fun and the creativity endless.
In my opinion, these products were made to be used in whimsical ways and that's what I have done with this star wall hanging. 

The original post can be seen on Prima's Blog here

Here is the photo of all the threads courtesy of Prima Marketing. 

. Looking for a very simple and quick project?    I had a grapevine wreath  that I thought I'd gussy up .   I also added some of the new trims in the  bow shown below as well as the wire threads as grapevine tendrils.   The great thing about the grapevine wreath is that you can have one for each holiday and occasion.  Mix and match the threads to the occasion. 

Due to the nature of the vine wreath - I did not fuss over the threads to arraigned them perfectly.  Where they fell when draped is where they stayed.  

There are the names of the new Prima trims used in the bow:

577087 Prima Weave Trim - Camel
577117 Prima Weave Trim - Flower

Look for them in your favorite on-line store soon. 

Prima Supplies:
576899 Prima Jute Trim - Grape
576905 Prima Jute Trim - Berry
576912 Prima Jute Trim - Mustard
576929 Prima Jute Trim - Arctic
576936 Prima Jute Trim -Apricot
576943 Prima Jute Trim - Sage
576837 Prima Jute Trim - Indigo
576844 Prima Jute Trim -Mulberry
576851 Prima Jute Trim - Straw
576868 Prima Jute Trim - Watermelon
576875 Prima Jute Trim - Wheat
576882 Prima Jute Trim -Teal
577087 Prima Weave Trim - Camel
577117 Prima Weave Trim - Flower
577001 Prima Wire Thread Cardinal
576974 Prima Wire Thread - Sprout
576967 Prima Wire Thread - Fuchsia
578084 Prima Flowers - Hillsboro - Leaves Pumpkin
573850 Prima Color Bloom - Lime Wedge

Monday, July 28, 2014

Prima Basics with Epiphany Collection - Tag featuring Glass Beads and Mica Flakes and Gel Medium

Prima's New Art Ingredients by Finnabair

Finabair and Prima have teamed up to offer some cool art mediums and mix-ins.  NEW Glass GlitterGlass BeadsMica Flakes, and Art Sugar as well as other mediums for your artwork like the gel medium I used. (This piece can be seen at the Prima post here)

I thought I would create a tag using the new Epiphany Collection by Prima as well.  The graphics on this collection are really soft and delicate.  I love the butterflies I used on the top strip- beautiful and artsy. 

This is a photo of the mica flakes.

These are the glass beads

I used the Art Basics Soft Matte Gel on this tag as a sort of glue to adhere my mica flakes and glass beads.  I find the gel medium works so much better for adhering journal tags and small delicate details.   You can paint on the gel medium or use your fingers like I tend to do.  

I also used the gel medium once again as a glue to adhere my journal tags because the gel does not make them ripple.  

My journaling reads " Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself"

Here you can see  I have tucked in the wonderful Prima doily die and a sweet crocheted embellishment by Prima as well. 

Thanks for stopping.   Look for the new art ingredients by Finnabair and Prima coming soon to your favorite stores. 

Prima Supplies:
961428 Prima Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
846824 Prima Epiphany -Striking Appearance
846862 Prima Epiphany - Words to Live By
846855 Prima Epiphany - Clear As Day
575885 Prima Epiphany - Ephemera
577612 Prima Flowers - Manhattan - Times Square
961701 Prima Glass Beads - Butter
961756 Prima Mica Flakes  -Gold Leaf
572785 Prima Metal Die
578398 Prima Flowers Pensacola -Crochet Pea
891008 Prima Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Edgers - Dark Bark
573805 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Gold Foil

Other Supplies:
yarn and trims

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2Crafty - Patriotic Star Box

2Crafty - Patriotic Star Box
The month of July feels like a great time to be patriotic.  With the World Cup now behind us,  and so many people cheering on their country, I  would  place a bet almost everyone who uses a computer had some sort of exposure to the fanfare and excitement of the game.  Where ever you live, there are times when we all feel patriotic, are proud, and have a love for our country.  

I used that patriotic pride as my inspiration for my star box. After covering the box in appropriate themed paper, I pulled out an interesting choice of 2Crafty Chipboard as my focal piece - the 'Corner Christmas Star Spray'.   Don't save this beauty for just the Christmas season!   It's way too beautiful for that.  

I thought it was perfect as a representation of the stars in the United States flag.  I stayed simple and painted a base coat of white, then added embossing enamel to it.  No need to get all fancy.   Let the wonderful chipboard piece make the statement. 

Next I grabbed the small 'ATC Word chipboard set' and chose "Treasure".  I treated it with the same covering of paint and then embossing enamel.  Treasure is used as a double meaning here - treasuring my country as well as what is placed in the box. 

Next, in the image below, I decided to use the 'Flower Medallion 'as the base of my cluster.   The 'Flower Medallion' is also treated with paint and embossing enamel for uniformity.  

Here are the images of the pieces I used.  You can see how detailed and wonderful the pieces are.  Once again, here are the names of the pieces I am using which can all be found on the website here: 2Crafty Products

 ' Corner Christmas Star Spray', 'ATC Word chipboard set' and the 'Flower Medallion'

The finishing touches on my box include some gold trim glued around the box, some inking on the box for accent, and the small American Flag stuck into my cluster as a bow.  I grabbed a flag from a recent parade I attended.  I try not to keep all little goodies I pick up, but those mini flags are always saved. 

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2Crafty Chipboard - ATC words 1
2Crafty - Corner Christmas Star Spray
2Crafty - Flower Medallions
Authentique Anchored Collection - Cruise ANC002 (checked strips on the side of box)
Authentique Anchored Collection  - Secure ANC003 -(red layer)
Authentique Anchored Collection  -Still ANC018 ( blue layer)
Prima Wire Thread - Stark White - 572068
Prima Wire Thread Red
Prima Lace
Prima Color Bloom - Tea Stain 573836

Friday, July 18, 2014

Prima Card with Specialty Flowers

Prima Specialty Flowers

The new release of flowers from Prima will know your socks off.  The brilliant burst of colors, sizes and variety offered this season is remarkable.   The flower I am showcasing is the Fairfield Collection - with this color being "Sugar".   You can find all the newest releases here on the Prima Blog. 

I made a quick card to feature the flower using the Epiphany Collection and Prima dies.   I also misted the butterfly stick pin with Color Bloom mist is Tea Stain and dried it with a heat gun so the butterfly has a golden sheen to match the card. 

The new flowers shall be blooming soon to all your favorite scrapbook stores.

Prima Supplies:
846848 Prima Epiphany Collection - Manifestation of Love paper
846855 Prima Epiphany Collection - Clear as Day paper
576400 Prima Epiphany Collection - Stick Pin
892210 Prima Junkyard Findings - Jeans Plates
572785 Prima Metal Dies - Doillie
573805 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Gold Foil
573836 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain
Prima Fairfield Flower - Sugar