Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a clock that I created using products from two amazing kits, the new Lady Whistledown Base Kit featuring the Prima Marketing Painted Floral collection, and the It's Easy Being Green Add-on Kit. It has been some time since I created a piece to hang in my art space. I sometimes lose track of time when I'm creating, so this clock will help keep me conscious of the passing hours. I used the solid circle base from the P13 There is No Planet B Chipboard Embellishment Set 4 and Painted Floral Rub-ons to create this project. I really love the hand-painted look!
The rub-ons are easy to cut and layer to create a custom design. They adhere beautifully to raw chipboard. I added adhesive rhinestones from the kit to some of the flower centers for a dimensional accent that sparkles when it catches the light.
I also added a small bee charm to the clock face. Once I finished applying the floral rub-ons and embellishments to the chipboard, I added the clock hands and motor, which I picked up from Amazon for about four dollars.
If you haven't visited the store recently, the stunning Lady Whistledown Kit is just one of the fantastic new kits available. Click here to check out what's new in the Clique International Store!
Clique International Supplies:
Lady Whistledown Base Kit
It's Easy Being Green Add-on Kit
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun tutorial that uses digital cut files as templates for wood burning. Some days I feel like the only crafter who doesn't own an electronic cutting machine. I often click through the Digitals Section of the Clique Shop to admire, with a bit of envy, all the super cool designs that are available. I selected several festive cut files and processed them in a fun old school way. I resized and printed the .PNG file, and after a little bit of hand tracing using carbon paper, I was ready to design with a digital file. Once I burned the images onto a wood plank, I colored the piece with watercolors and pencils. This piece was fun to make and can be easily personalized to match any decor.
Step 1. Resize the .PNG digital cut files to fit the project surface and print. I chose a 5-inch by 10-inch wood plank for the base of my project. Place a piece of carbon paper, black side down, under the printed cut file patterns and trace around the images with a pencil. Have fun piecing together several files to create your own unique design. I used the Holiday Phrases, Thank You Jar, Just Chillin', and Merry & Bright Wreath Cut Files.
Step 2. Use a wood burning tool to burn over the pencil lines. If you don't have a wood burning tool, try completing this step with a marker or paint pen.
Step 3. Color the design with watercolor paint and pencils.
Step 4. Apply glitter glue over the painted designs to add a touch of sparkle to the finished project.
I hope I have inspired you to use cut files in a different way! Happy Holidays!
Clique International Supplies:
Holiday Phrases Cut File
Thank You Jar Cut File
Just Chillin' Cut File
Merry & Bright Wreath Cut File
Amy Tangerine Brave and Bold Watercolor Set
Nuvo Brilliantly Vibrant Watercolor Pencils
Other Supplies: Bark Edge Wood Plank: Walnut Hollow; Stickles Glitter Glue: Ranger; Carbon Paper
Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a dog themed shadow box that I altered using the super cute Bella Blvd Cooper Add-On Kit and a Foundations Décor Magnetic Shadow Box. I had a lot of fun creating this décor piece celebrating all the fantastic dogs in my life. I'm not able to socialize with family as much as I would like during this pandemic, which means I'm also missing spending time with my favorite furry friends. This frame has place of pride on my mantle where I can look at it often during my day.
Foundations Décor Magnetic Shadow Box Measurements
I like to plan décor projects in advance as they are a bit more involved. I thought it would be helpful to share the specific measurements of this tray and the compartments, as well as some assembly details, before going into the design specifics.
The outer measurement of the shadow box frame is 12.25 x 12.25 inches. A metal sheet is sandwiched between a top compartmentalized wood frame and a solid piece of wood. The metal layer holds the wood inserts with magnets that are applied by a simple peel and stick method to the back of the wood inserts. The wood inserts are easy to pop in and out of the frame. This feature allows one frame to be used all year long, swapping the inserts with the changing seasons. (CLICK HERE to see the Easter Frame I embellished earlier this year.) The frame is nearly 5/8 inches thick, so after adding the wood inserts and the magnets, there is about a 1/4 inch of space to the top edge of the frame. This means there is plenty of room for thicker and/or layered embellishments!
Wood Insert Measurements (1/8 inch MDF, 6 Total)
Magnetic Shadow Box Design Details
After covering the wood insert with patterned paper from the American Crafts A Simpler Life Base Kit, I embossed a piece of chipboard from my stash to add a pop of bright red to the title spot of this frame. Then, I embellished the chipboard with a house button and glass bead from the Cooper Kit. I used an American Crafts Thickers Alphabet Set from a past kit to spell out 'Home is Where My Dog Is.'
I used the Newton's Nook Woof Add-on Kit to add small stamped paw print around the title insert.
I used the same design formula to embellish each wood insert to fill the rest of the fame. I topped patterned papers from the kits with a photo of a family dog, and then added die-cuts, buttons, glass beads, and a letter for the first initial of each dog's name.
I added more embossed chipboard pieces from my stash to the bottom of the frame. Lastly, I tied a piece of ribbon around the frame for some contrasting texture.
I hope I have inspired you today! I you have any questions about working with this magnetic shadow box, please leave me a note in the comments section and I'll be happy to answer.
If you're looking for a fun shadow box kit, there are a couple to choose from in the Clique Store:
Limited Edition Kit - Baby Shadow Box Bundle
Limited Edition Kit - Spring Shadow Box Bundle
Clique International Supplies:
Bella Blvd Cooper Add-on Kit
Newton's Nook Woof Add-on Kit
American Crafts A Simpler Life Base Kit
Foundations Décor Magnetic Shadow Box Frame
Other Supplies: Chipboard: Creative Embellishments; Embossing Powder: Ranger; Ink: Tsukineko; Ribbon: May Arts; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Welcome to the Cliquekits blog, my name is Josefine.
Today's topic is 'Let's go' I made a project that takes you back to my roots.
for this project I use the base kit 'September Song'
I took my family to the forest where I was grew up and where I spent a lot of time as a little girl. I wanted to capture this in a special way. I grabbed an old book and colored the pages with ink spray's. I also stamped with the spray's. With a circle punch I punched two circles out and pasted a tag behind. This way you get a cool look through. I did the same with a flower punch.
The page decorated with stamps, the tag and foam sticker title stitched with golden thread and placed on the book page. I also use some die-cuts, button and a lovely butterfly!
On the other page a picture of my family in the forest. I started with a background stamp and stamped with Archival ink. I cut some design paper from the kit 'September Song' to size and placed it behind the picture. Then decorated the page with the beautiful foam stickers, die-cuts and label also from this beautiful kit!
I also decorated the back side of this book. I chose to decorate it with a lot of butterflies that I made with a butterfly punch. I used the design paper from the kit and glued the butterflies. At the end I glued the foam title with die-cuts to the front of this book.
I placed the book on a plateau and sprinkled some sequins and also used some decoration from the forest. Now that my book is complete I put a glass bell over it to keep dust free and to use it as home deco.
I hope I was able to inspire you with my idea! and wish you a beautiful and creative day!
Thank you for stopping by.
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun tutorial that uses a digital cut file as a template for wood burning. Some days I feel like the only crafter who doesn't own an electronic cutting machine. I often click through the Digitals Section of the Clique Shop to admire, with a bit of envy, all the super cool designs that are available. I selected the FREE You & Me Digital Cut File and processed it in a fun old school way. I resized and printed the .PNG file, and after a little bit of hand tracing using carbon paper (gasp!), I was ready to design with a digital file for the first time. Once I burned the letters onto a small wood plaque, I colored the piece with watercolors that I made with Lindy's Magical Shakers. I added a clip-on hook to create a key holder to share with my husband.
How to Use a Digital Cut File as a Template For Wood Burning