Friday, November 21, 2008

Rachel- **CRATE**

Treasure Life Wreath
by Rachel Burgess

Crate paper Lemon grass collection papers: Citrus, Orchard, Poppy seed
Crate paper Lemon grass collection design rubons
American Crafts thickers Jewellery box white
Wooden lollipop stick
Bazzill beige and rusty bown cardstock
MM scrapbook colors black
Ranger glossy accents
Corrugated cardboard
Colorbox chalk inpads: creamy brown, dark brown, burnt sienna, lipstick red
Brown/ dark coloured wire
Ready made wreath
White pen
Permenant black pen
-Create a few leaf templates by scanning leaves and drawing around the outline. Print at various sizes and cut out.
-Use the templates you have created to cut leaf shapes from the various patterned papers.
-Create folds in the leaves where the veins should go. Use the various inks to ink the edges and the veins on the leaves building up the colour gradually.
-Pierce a small hole near the top of each leaf and thread with a length of wire. Use the wire to attach the leaves to the wreath layering the larger ones towards the bottom.
-Hand draw and cut a bird shape from beige cardstock and ink the edges with the creamy brown ink. Add some detail to the edges with the white pen.
-Colour the beak and the 4 letter I s on the thickers sheet using the permanent pen and cover with the glossy accents. Set aside to dry.
-Apply the rub ons to the body of the bird layering up a couple of the round shapes for the eye. Colour the centre with the back marker pen and add glossy accents.
-Use the semi circular outline rub on on your selected piece of patterned paper about 1 inch in from the edge. Place the bird over it so it sits below where the breast will be and make sure the edges meet exactly with the edge of the bird. Using the edge of the bird as a template join up the two edges of the rub on and cut out. Layer the birds breast onto the bird.
-Cut a heart shaped wing from corrugated card. Ink all over with red ink and the edges with brown. Attach the point to the bird using regular adhesive and build up some sticky pads below the wider part of the wing to hold it out.
-Attach the letter I s either side of the bird at the bottom with sticky sides facing in to form legs.
-Push a lollipop stick down into the wreath where you want the bird to sit and make sure it is secure. Used adhesive to attach the bird to the stick so that it stands in the right place on the wreath.
-Select the letters you need from the thickers pack and attach by threading through the wreath at the top and sticking to the leaves at the bottom.


socialbutterfly said...

rachel, this is freakin beautiful!! :))

Mireille said...

totally gorgeous!!

Paula said...

Like the new look blog!
Great projects to see & lots of inspiration.

Fru N. said...

That is just wunderfull - I think I must do one myself.