Friday, September 7, 2018

The Timekeepers

Hello!! I was recently cleaning up my studio and found my stash of Altoids Inserts Fairy Tale Frames leftover from a class I recently taught. When the thought occurred that they would be the perfect size for a small collaged magnet. My hubby's man cave is full of industrial stuff which means lots of metal so he'll have something to decorate those metal surfaces with now.





Begin by preparing base layers for the collage. Cut top layer of collage to size and distress using Distress Oxides in Old Paper and Vintage Photo. Tear and bend card in random areas for added interest. 


To add stability to the magnet cut a piece of heavier weight paper to size of frame. I used a piece of watercolor paper from a rust background


Prepare frames with  a faux rust finish. Paint a base layer of Raw Umber on all frame pieces. Then working one frame at time and in sections paint a second layer of Raw Umber while paint is still wet apply cinnamon powder to paint. Continute building layers of paint and cinnamon until desired texture and effect is achieved. Apply Metallique Wax in Vintage Gold and Opal Magic for added patina. 



Prepare gears from the Gears Shape Set by heat embossing with choice of embossing powders. I used Burnt Copper Leaves, Charred Gold, Rocky Road and Ancient Amber. I also used the faux rust on a few.  


Prepare clock hands from the Clock Hands Shape Set by heat embossing with gold powder. Once the hands have cooled off add depth by rubbing on and then buffing off Walnut Stain Distress Crayon 


Trace around edges of Paper Dolls from Tim Holtz with Brushed Corduroy Distress Marker. 


Figure out placement of Paper Doll and how to layer the gears in the background. I found it worked best to have one gear adhered to the background piece and the 2 remaining gears on each magnet to hang over the edge of the frame. 
Once gear placement is decided adhere Paper Doll to the frame then adhere frame to collage background. 


Finish off frame with added details of die cut numbers, Clippings stickers and attaching clock hands. 
Once all layers are dry apply a magnet to backside. 


As always thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a great weekend with a bit of creativity thrown in!! 
Happy Creating~ Jennalee 



4 comments:

  1. Jennalee, these are wonderful. Such a creative way to use those found pieces! I always enjoy seeing tour cinnamon rusted parts and pieces, what a gorgeous finish you create! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much Ann!! I just can't seem to get enough of the cinnamon rust. It's such an easy technique that packs a punch!!

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  2. Brilliant Jennalee! I love the cinnamon trick

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    1. Thanks so much!! The cinnamon rust perfectly compliments my favorite embossing powders!!

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