Monday, September 22, 2014

Prima and Julie Nutting Ornament



Prima and Julie Nutting  create Christmas Magic!

 See the Prima post here.

Julie Nutting has created some cool and innovative Christmas Ornaments. The new ornaments are sure to bring joy to homes all around the world.  They are darling, unique and full of holiday cheer. 

The ornaments are wood and come with tassle, wings and ribbon to use for hanging. 

I created my ornament using a few simple easy steps. 






Simple Easy Steps
  1. Add text to star border.
  2. Attach lace to back of star shape.
  3. Stamp and create additional wings to set on top of chipboard wings.
  4. Decorate with art mediums!


Step 1:  Use a pen to add some text to the edges of the star.  I wrote Love, Peace, Joy.
Step 2:  Add a layer of lace to the back of the star for a delicate touch. 

Step 3:  Grab Prima and Julie Nutting's adorable wing stamp (910303 Prima Julie Nutting - Wings Stamp) and stamp your favorite paper.  I love Cigar Box Secrets.  Add cardboard to the back for a dimensional layered effect. 




Step 4:  Every Angel wants to shine so give her some glam with Glitter. 

Thanks for stopping.

Prima Supplies:
911003 Prima Julie Nutting Wood Ornament - Starr
910303 Prima Julie Nutting - Wings Stamp
961596 Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Glitter Set- Luminous
846893 Prima - Cigar Box Secrets Paper - Presidente
573171 Prima Say It In Crystals (SIIC) - Time Travelers
846886 Prima - Cigar Box Secrets Paper - Perfecto
891008 Prima Chalk Edgers -  Dark Bark
571979 Holiday Jubilee Collection Flowers - Glitter Gold

Other Supplies:
Lace
Journaling Pen

Friday, September 19, 2014

Prima Wood Mermaid Home Decor


Prima and Julie Nutting's Wood Dolls
Prima blog post here

Meet Ashley - the sweet wood mermaid doll. 
I really love mermaids and find the wood doll enchanting.  The wood dolls are really great for altered projects so I thought I'd give this 'lil mermaid a place to swim and an underwater home to enjoy.

I painted her with Prima Color Bloom Mists and a small paint brush.    I topped here with some fun Prima Art Ingredient Glitter.   You can see in the photo below how beautiful the glitter looks on her mermaid outfit - like glistening flipper scales in the sea,  



I used the new Jute trims by Prima to convey movement in the water like waves.  The jutes are fun and come in an array of colors.  I did use the jutes for a purpose however, to tie the wood form to my metal starfish frame and secure it.  The wave effect was an extra bonus. 


My seaweed cheesecloth was created by misting it with Color Blooms in Lime Wedge and Soft Teal.  I did blow it dry with my heat gun so that is stiffened up a bit.   The sweet little wooden shells come in the package for Ashley the Mermaid.  They are also covered in Art Ingredients - Glitter.

The last cool little sea weed vine is actually Prima Flowers -Providence Vines in Oregano,  I painted it with the Color Blooms to give it more definition.

I accentuated the piece with Prima's Say It In Crystals from the Seashore collection which look simply dazzling here.
Thanks for looking.


Prima Supplies:

910655 Prima Julie Nutting Wood Dolls - Mermaid -
573850 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Lime Wedge
573782 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Soft Teal
573867 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Summer Sky
573942 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Glistening Waves
578299 Prima Flowers -Providence Vines - Oregano
577704 Prima Flowers -Winthrope Collection - Turquoise
573201 Prima Say It In Crystals (SIIC) - Seashore Collection
961602 Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glitter Set  Ebony Ivory
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients  -  Luminious 
961565 Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glitter Set - Caribbean
961572 Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glitter Set -Mardi Gras
576882 Prima Jute  Trim - Teal
576943 Prima Jute Trim  - Sage
576876 Prima Jute Trim - Wheat

Other Products:
Cheesecloth
Shells

Friday, September 12, 2014

Flying Unicorns Dress form and Video


Hello friends!
  We are THRILLED that the September  kit of the month was such a wild success.  And we graciously thank you for both your enthusiasm and your support.  In case you did miss the Sept. kit, you can now pre-order your kit so you never miss out.  Pre-orders start the 20th of every month.  

  Each month Alda packs a project into the main kit we lovingly call the "OTP",  or "Off the Page"  project meaning it's anything BUT a layout.   It's ranged from boxes to park benches, hangers to alter and "dress up", bird houses, wall cuckcoo clocks.  I can only imagine what's in store for future kits.  I've asked Alda to spill it - give us a little hint - but she's pretty tight lipped.  So no go on any hints for Oct.  Till then, let's enjoy and work on September's OTP because it's one of the best yet in my opinion. 


September's "OTP" is a paper mache dress form standing a proud 13 inches tall and begging to be dressed, gussied up and totally fussed over.  As kits arrive at houses all around the world and are unpacked, I can hear a collective sigh..."oh dear - how beautiful, but how am I going to tackle this and where the heck do I start?" 

 Ahhhhh, I have put together a quick video to help.   I am hoping your sigh will now be one of relief and clarity as your mind starts to assemble plans. In fact, I know you are a crafty bunch and can accomplish amazing projects.  I have seen some dress forms rolling across the Flying Unicorn Facebook page    ( seen here) as well as in the forum gallery ( seen here).  Please upload your dress form there when you are done.  We are excited to see it. 
I created a short (very short at under 5 mins!) showing you how I completed my project.  I hope this helps you start your dress form. 



 I used the Maja Design FIKA collection for my bodice and the hat.  The hat template is found in the Flying Unicorns templates from Tammy found here.  You may have to scroll down the templates page but look for HATS - and Tammy's name. 

Our main kit  can be found here for Sept so you can see what was included. 

special note - I sprayed the dress form white first.  After that, I started to decorate with the Maja Design papers from the FIKA collection, which is my favorite from Maja ( though I seem to say that every-time I use any of their collections). The bodice is  Tva Froknar.

In order to make the paper mold to the dress form, I misted the papers with water, then adhered to the dress form using Prima's Art Basics Soft Matte Gel , by Finnabair.
Once wet, the paper actually molds nicely. 


I made the hat using a template that can be found on the Flying Unicorns site -posted by Tammy Henderson.  

I added a metal Adornment from the Flying Unicorns to the bust-line.    The lace has been inked with Prima Color Blooms Tea Stain to give an aged antique appearance. 


The large purple flowers are some older Prima flowers.   The metal frame came from the Sept Kit and is a metal adornment from the Flying Unicorns exclusive stock. 

The hat is Maja Design Fika -Kladdkaka with the hat band being from the paper called  - En kopp.

The brown flowers are actually not quite as brown but have been enhanced a wee bit.  They are Prima Parchment flowers and I enhanced with Color Bloom Mists in Worn Leather.   The mist was perfect and created the richness I was hoping to capture. 



Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies:
Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month - Sept.  Off the Page project ( dress form Darice)
Maja Design -Fika collection - Dress Bodice is Tva Froknar
Maja Design -Fika collection -Hat - Kladdkaka
Maja Design -Fika collection  - Hat band - En kopp
Other Maja Design papers
white paint
Prima Finnabair Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Worn Leather 573829
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain 573836
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments
String pearls
Prima Flowers - Parchment 551971
Prima Leaves -
Prima Roses Large - Purple PE390
lace
feathers
Beacons 3 in 1 glue