Monday, June 20, 2011

Robin’s Nest Project: Dig Life!

Check out the Chattering Robin’s blog for some super cute project ideas! Robin’s Nest shop is full of goodies :)
robins nest

Altered Eclectic Reader
Vintage Eclectic Reader, Multi Medium Matte (Claudine Hellmuth), Gold, Bronze and Copper Perfect Pearls (Ranger), Cardboard Gear and bottle cap (Basically Bare), Gold embossing powder (Stampendous), Heat Embossing Tool (Paper Studio), Hot Glue Gun and Melt Sticks (Glue Arts), Butterfly image (Crafty Secrets), Gnome image (Altered Artifacts), Ink (Memento), Elmer’s Glue, Vintage key, Vintage letter stamps and game pieces.
Step 1- Start with a cardboard gear.
Step 2- Gather paintbrush, multi medium and bronze, copper and gold Perfect Pearls.

Step3- Place a dab of multi medium (about the size of a penny) on scrap paper.

Step 4- Add a sprinkle of bronze Perfect Pearls onto the multi medium and mix with a paintbrush.
Step 5- Using the paintbrush, dab the bronze mixture on different parts of the gear.

Step 6- Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the gold and copper colors.
Step 7- Sprinkle gold embossing powder on the gear while the mixture is still wet.

Step 8- Heat emboss.
Step 9- Gather the bottle cap and add a thin layer of Elmer’s glue to the inside.  Sprinkle gold embossing powder on the inside and heat emboss.

Step 10- Using black ink, stamp letters on the vintage game pieces.

Step 11- Hot glue the stamped game piece in the center of the bottle cap.

Step 12- Cut out gnome image.

Step 13- Hot glue gnome image to the left side of the gear.

Step 14- Hot glue LIFE game pieces to the bottom of the gear

Step 15- Hot glue the back of the gear and press on to the book.
Step 16- Hot glue DIG near the top of the book.

Step 17- Cut out the butterfly image and add copper glitter to the wings.
Step 18- Hot glue the butterfly to a vintage key.
Step 19- Hot glue the key to the right side of the gear.


Micupoftea~ said...

nice tut...I have not tried multi-med yet. What a fun project!

Terri Sproul said...

great project! love the directions too. thank for your submission for the Robin's Nest Design Team.

Cheryl said...

oh jan this is just brilliant oh love that knome and the whole layout of this just amazing hun hugs cherylx

craftattack said...

Lovely ideas! There are gnomes like that in nearly every garden here in Germany! I even have a tiny one on my balcony, so don't tell, he's very shy! Valerie

Love Of Quilts said...

Wow that doesn't look easy at all to me...lots of work you have put into your art pieces. Trish

artistamyjo said...

This is soooooo cute Jan and thank you for sharing the steps so we can all try your magic.
hugs, Amy

Terry said...

I just "Dig" this project! Simply wonderful!

Tenny Kusuma said...

WOW...wonderful project. Love this..and need to give some technique a try. TFS. Hugs -- Tenny

Vicki C said...

Great technique! Cool project Jan!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome! Totally digging the mixed media here. :)

Shirley said...

This is just so cute! I love how you did it too~! TFS