Thursday, 2 June 2011

Ranger Inkessentials Memory Frame.

I am usually quite pleased with the things I make, but today I feel like a dog with two thingy-me-bobs! I am ecstatic! Following my success of yesterday I have persevered with my Inkessentials Memory Frames and this is the result.
Inkessentials Memory Frame Project 
It took a couple of hours of fiddle farting, trying this and that,  with quite a bit of stuff ending up in the bin.  I would have really liked to use one of the Memory Capsules I have, helping to add an extra dimension to the pendants but the results just didn’t look right, but the compromise I made at the end has worked successfully..
First I stamped the background using a stamp from Stampin’Up’s Fresh Cuts set (111634), adding  colour using Plaid blending chalks with my finger and some Hero Arts micro hologram glitter for extra sparkle.
Inkessentials Memory Frame Dragonflies
The brass dragonflies were originally bright gold, but because the frame was antique copper I coloured them with a brown Promarker pen, and believe it or not the colour stuck!  The finishing touches were made using a few tiny weenie clear flat backed gems.
Two pieces of memory glass, (front and back),  plus the added depth of dragonflies wouldn’t fit into the frame, so instead, I used glass on the front and a piece of acetate on the back which has worked out really well.  I just need to get a few dark coloured jump rings and this baby will be ready to wear.