Friday, February 4, 2011

A Frame using a Sketch

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all wonderful out there and that you are as excited for our Guest Designer Call as I am. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us and to have two of you join us in creating future projects. There are so many talented crafters out there, it's going to be so exciting! Make sure you check out all the details at The Beary Scrap Store Blog!

I have wanted for awhile to try using one of our Beary Sweet sketches to make something other than a layout or card. I just wondered how that would work but couldn't quite wrap my mind around it until this week-- then I finally found the perfect thing and sketch to try it out on!

And so here is my altered frame, with the right hand side being taken from the sketch.

First I painted the edges of the frame black with craft paint. Then I covered each side with My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy paper from the Union Square paper line. I absolutely love these colors, and they just happen to match my bedroom perfectly, which is where I will be putting this little frame. I adhered the paper with good old glue stick but put a coat of glue on both the wood frame and on the back of the paper to ensure a good old. Then I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot.

Here's a view from the top so you can see the painted edges:

And here's a view of just the right hand side, which is based on the actual sketch, though I flipped it the other direction so that my bow would be at the far right edge. I added some KaiserCraft pearls in the top corner and made my bow out of ribbon and tulle with a decorative pin through the middle.

And there you have it, my experiment on converting a 2D sketch into a 3D project. I'd love to know what you think! And I'd love to see your take on the sketch so make sure to join our current Beary Sweet Challenge (remember, our regular challenge is separate from our new Guest Designer challenge and we'd love to see as many entries as possible in both!)


Brook said...

Love it! Wonderful idea and it turned out great! TFS!!!

Aly's mom said...

I love the idea! You ladies are always giving me great ideas!

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