Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Good Friends

Greetings and welcome back!  Believe it or not I'm posting for the fourth day in a row...it has to be a record! LOL!  The truth is, I have a ton of projects that I need to post and as much as I felt like just relaxing tonight, I couldn't wait to share my latest project and latest product love...Ferro!

Ferro is an amazing product, produced by Viva Decor, that is a type of very thick paste with a coarse texture.  You can use it on any surface (even outdoor surfaces!) and it works with paper, stencils, on walls, glass and plastic...it's the perfect material!  And it comes with this stunning shimmer...not too much, just enough to add some pizazz!

For today's project, I have a few photos to share but there is also a video at the end of the post...so let's get started!

I began making my tag by die cutting a dress form shape from Tim Holtz's Alterations collection.  I cut the shape out of chipboard and designer paper.  I then took a bit of the Graphite Ferro, placed it on my non-stick craft sheet, and watered it down.  Once the Ferro was well mixed, I used a brush to brush a thin coat on the top of the paper dress, see photo below.
You can just see that light shimmer...so pretty!  I could stop there and just decorate the dress but I wanted to use a stencil so I pulled out the new Quartrefoil stencil!  This time I used the Ferro full strength and applied it through the stencil.  Check out the amazing results!
Isn't that amazing?  Oh man, I love this stuff!!  And you should see all the beautiful colors...swoon...  Once the Ferro was dry (this will take a while, depending on how thick the Ferro is applied...you can use a heat tool to speed up the process) I decorated my dress with ribbon and some liquid pearls.  Fun stuff!  Imagine all of the different dresses you could make...
  
To decorate my tag I used Dylusions Ink Sprays, a few stencils, and some paint splats.  I then stamped a sentiment, from the Way with Words stamp set, on to a manila tag, cut the words apart, and attached it to the tag.  Want to see more?  Check out my video below, along with links to all of the products!  Enjoy!

Supplies:
Dylusions Ink Sprays (Bubblegum Pink & Pure Sunshine)


1 comment:

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous tag Kim. The dress looks lovely with the touch of sparkle. Great textures! I also like the words cut apart. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Altered Book. :) It means so much!