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Coral and Bronze Pear Frame for the Inventor

Coral and Bronze Pear Frame
for the Inventor

By: Regena, Artistic Guide

Supplies:
Stamps:
Ornate Leaf stamp (Renaissance Art Stamps LLC)
Small Liquid Amber Leaf (Hero Arts Poetic Prints)
Large and Medium Pear stamps (A Stamp in the Hand)
Pear Text stamp(A Stamp in the Hand)
Autumn Text stamp (Hero Arts)
Papers:
8  1/2"x 11" White Matte Cardstock
Bohemia "Girlfriend" Pink/Floral double sided paper (My Mind's Eye)
Inks:
Coral pigment ink (Colorbox ‘Summer Daze' Petal Points)
VersaMark (Tsukineko) or Perfect Pearls Medium-clear (Ranger)
Ancient Page Permanent dye ink:  Chocolate &  Pine (Clearsnap)
Other:
Perfect Pearls Mica Pigment Powders: Perfect Bronze (Ranger)
Pure Bronze Acrylic Paint ( Apple Barrel)
VersaMarker Watermark Pen (Tsukineko)
Dark Gray Tombow Marker
Detailed Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
HermaFix Tape Runner (EK Success)
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive (3M)
Zots 3-D Clear Adhesive Dots (Therm O Web)
1" Foam Brush (Michaels)
Soft brush
Cheap Make-up wedge
Heat  gun
Scalloped Corner Rounder punch (Marvy)
Detail scissors
Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)
Unfinished Wooden Oval Frame
Styrofoam plate or a plastic lid
Pencil or pen

Directions:

  1. Remove the center panel from the oval frame (save for later).  Lightly sand and wipe off dust.
  2. Apply two coats of the bronze paint on both sides and the edge of the frame, letting it dry in between coats.
  3. Stamp the small leaf three times and the ornate leaf twice with VersaMark (or Perfect Pearls medium) on white cardstock.  Brush with the bronze powder.
  4. Re-ink the large leaf with the clear ink, and then lightly dab the pine green ink around the edges before stamping on white cardstock.  Do this twice and then brush with the bronze powder.
  5. Cover all of the leaves with clear detailed powder and heat emboss.  Dab a little bit of the coral ink on the leaves with the make-up wedge.
  6. Ink the large pear stamp with the clear ink, then carefully dab the pine green ink on the leaves and stem.  Stamp on white CS, apply bronze powder on the whole image and heat emboss with clear powder. 
  7. To create the ‘shading' on the pear, apply more ink on the left side, right over the clear embossing, with the VersaMarker.  Brush on more bronze powder and clear emboss again.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 twice with the medium pear.
  9. Carefully cut out all of the stamped images (optional: edge each image with the dark gray brush marker) and set aside.
  10. Trace the oval center panel onto the pink/floral paper and cut out.  With the floral side up, stamp the ‘Pears' text with Chocolate ink diagonally across the oval as shown.
  11. Stamp it again with the same ink on the left side of the oval frame.
  12. Stamp the ‘Autumn' text on a small scrap of the pink/floral paper and trim to a rectangle.  Trim the upper left and lower right corners with the scalloped rounder and then edge with the chocolate inkpad.
  13. Adhere the stamped oval piece to the oval center panel and put it in the frame.
  14. Decide on the placement of the pears and glue them to the floral oval background with the quick-dry adhesive.
  15. Layout your leaves and then attach each with one 3-D Zots at the top (leaf) edge and the HermaFix tape on the bottom.  My last leaf is attached just the opposite since I put it on facing the other way.  The stem is tucked also.
  16. Tape the text panel to the bottom and attach one of the small leaves as shown.
  17. Sign the back of your little masterpiece and either hang it or prop it up with the little pegs provided for the back.  It would also look good on a plate holder (the little tabletop easel type).  Makes a nice hostess gift or fall centerpiece.

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  1. This is a wonderful work of art. I am impressed. Very inspiring, now I want to make some of those delicous leaves too.