Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Be Inspired #72- Wall hanging

Welcome to Cuttlebug Challenge #72! This week at Cuttlebug Challenge blog we encourage you to create a wall hanging using a Provo Craft product. I created a shadow box from an acrylic box frame.
I used the Provo Craft Cuttlebug Fancy Corners embossing folders. Would you like a brief tutorial? Here are my supplies:
Provo Craft Cuttlebug embossing folders, 5" x 7" acrylic box frame, decorative paper, coordinating card stock, xacto knife, metal ruler, Xyron, adhesive, scraps of card stock, foam tape, aluminum foil, and alcohol inks.

Step 1: Pull out the white box insert from the acrylic frame. Cut a 3 3/8" x 5 3/8" window in the box.
Step 2: Cut 12" x 12" patterned paper
  • 1 @ 5" x 7"
  • 2 @ 1" x 5"
  • 2 @ 1" x 7"
Step 3: Cut a 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" window in the 5" x 7" piece of patterned paper.
Step 4: Adhere patterned paper to box.
Step 5: Cut coordinating card stock 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" (I used navy linen). This is for the inside of the shadow box. Adhere to inside.
Decorate as desired!

To create the faux metal:
Step 1: Use squares of scrap card stock (mine are ~2" x 2" or a little smaller.) Xyron one side, then place adhesive side down on a sheet of aluminum foil. Separate squares, and turn over (foil side up.)
Step 2: Choose alcohol inks that coordinate with your patterned paper. Dab the colors on randomly. (I made extra squares so that I could choose the 3 squares that coordinated best with my patterned paper.)
Step 3: Emboss squares as desired with Provo Craft Cuttlebug embossing folders.
Step 4: Adhere to inside of box with foam tape.

You can skip step 2 (alcohol inks). I created this card using the faux metal technique without the use of alcohol inks.

This is definitely one of those projects that is much prettier in real life (she stated modestly). Despite dozens of photos and several angles, this was the best my dh & I could manage to avoid reflection and attempting to show the dimension. I hope you find it inspiring!


Kay said...

Fabulous June! The embossed foil is wonderful, truly a work of art. Enjoy this in your home!! ♥♥ Kay

Anonymous said...

Oh WoW stunningly `beautiful` wall hanging my `friend`:)love the tequnique !!!!!TFI
Have a fab week:)x

Girlsinthecraft said...

Woo Hoo! You got it done. Love how it turned out!

America said...

Beautiful job on the FOIL technique GF!! TFS the tutorial too! That's so FAB!! :)

Windy Hills said...

OMG--I love shadow boxes. Wow--now I have an inspiration to follow. Great idea!

Crazie Kat said...

Beautiful presentation! Great idea using the foil; love the shadow box!

Helen F. said...

How beautiful, June! Thanks for the great tutorial~I have this embossing folder set and will try something like this probly on a card. {{{HUGS}}}

Karen said...

Loving the faux metal June! What a gorgeous wall hanging my friend!


Kard Queen said...

I would love to make this for my craft room. The shadow box is very unique. You hit a home run on this one!

2muchpaper said...

Your directions are so clear and easy to understand. A shawdow box--who knew this could be done. WOW!!!

lauren bergold said...

two words that put dread in the heart of anyone with a camera: "PHOTOGRAPHING ACRYLIC"!!! seriously difficult!!! i think you've done brilliantly well, here, actually! ♥

and that's not even mentioning how AWESOME the faux metallic embossed panels are...WITH *coordinating* cardstock! OOH LA LA!!! (which is french for, "wouldja lookit miss june, ROCKIN' the c-bug!!"! :)

Deb said...

Just beautiful June!! Love the acrylic frame and the faux metallic embossed panesl are stunning!! Such a great project, thanks for the tutorial :-)

Roberta said...

Very elegant June...and the tutorial is great! I know what you mean by the "glare" on these types of frames...all shadowbox frames do this...especially the black ones I've used in the past. Have a great weekend, fondly, Roberta