Pssst. Come closer. Listen in. I have the inside scoop for you. This week, you can be the first to see the about-to-be-released, new product line from Spellbinders Paper Arts. Starting yesterday and continuing through Friday, members of the Spellbinders team will be revealing one or more items from the new collection and sharing creative tutorials with you as well. You will see these items before they hit the shelves and even before they are displayed at the upcoming Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Mega Show later this month.
Even more exciting, to celebrate their Diamond anniversary, Spellbinders is giving you an opportunity to win items from their newest line of products. Details on how to join the giveaway can be found at the end of this post (now closed).
At the same time that Spellbinders is celebrating their 10th year anniversary, I am celebrating my first. If you have missed any of my weekly tutorials from 2013, you can find them all on this page. As amazing as I have found the products I worked with last year, I can honestly tell you that this release is extra special. You will be wowed!
For this sneak peek, I will be showing you two projects that I made using the new A2 Modern Stationary die set. I really love the combination of curves and lines in these dies. And with seven pieces, I found this set to be versatile and perfect for layering.
I was inspired to use this wooden hand as part of the project, as hands represent to me such things as giving and generosity -- not to mention creativity. My plan was to use these new dies to create a dimensional niche to display the hand as part of a mixed media artwork.
I started out by using dies #2 and #4 from the set to create a frame that was open in the middle. I taped the two dies together to make sure that all cuts were equal and used kraft color card stock as my paper.
Then I cut and cut and cut again. I stacked several sheets of card stock in each pass through the Artisan X-Plorer to save time.
Once cut, I was able to stack all these die cut frames and glue them together to create the walls of my niche.
Using a leafing pen, I covered the inside and outside edges of the card stock with copper to elevate the look of the niche and add a regal element to the piece.
I then used the same combination of dies to cut one frame made of Spellbinders Media Mixage Copper Sheets. The Artisan X-Plorer cuts through this sturdy material with ease.
I wanted to use the copper frame as the front piece of my niche...but not before I added texture using Spellbinders Media Mixage Texture Plate Grate Works One.
I added color and highlighted the texture by rubbing the surface with three colors of StazOn Ink from Tsukineko (Saddle Brown, Teal Blue, Jet Black).
I then adhered the copper die cut to the card stock niche and the project really began to take shape.
I needed to add a back to the niche and decided to look through my stash of hand painted papers. I found a piece that added a good deal of contrast but that also complimented the color palette of the niche.
Once the niche was completed, I hand painted the hand (pun intended) and gathered bits and pieces from my mixed media stash: metal embellishments, rusty wire, painted paper, fabric bits, and frayed book binding material. I used these to create my artwork for the niche. As a final touch, I die cut, embossed and stenciled the word Destiny from Spellbinders Sentiments die set.
Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:
Other: hand painted paper, vintage altered wooden hand, vintage book binding material, metal embellishments, fabric scraps, wire, copper leafing pen, scissors, tape, adhesive
This new die set is so versatile and its uses are only limited by one's own imagination. I decided to create a second piece, highlighting the opportunity for layering that these dies allow for. This piece called Frost was inspired by the winter season.
Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:
Other: vintage book cover, decorated paper, card stock, gel pen, marker, adhesive, guillotine cutter, sandpaper
GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)
You are of course more than welcome to leave a comment to this post but in order to be eligible for the giveaway from my blog to win the newly released die set used in this post, you must click the link below and follow the directions there within 48 hours of this posting.
For Giveaway Entry, click HERE.
For official giveaway rules, click HERE.
Questions? ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us (no entries will be accepted at this email address)