Blogging at the weekend… where will it end!
Hi everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend. With all my jobs finished this morning, I treated myself to a bit of crafting this afternoon.
I went for something a bit different than I usually do. Some times it’s nice just to craft for the fun of it and see what you end up with. Well that’s my excuse anyway.
Now you can see why I called it busy beetle. Definately not minimilistic….blimey, I had to just check how to spell that! I used this beetle stamp here a few weeks ago. The photo below shows the detail a little bit better.
First of all I stamped the little beetles, plus an extra image for decoupage purposes, onto some thick, silvery blue, metalic looking cardstock, embossed the images and then painted the bettles with twinkling H2O’s. I covered the larger bettle’s back with tiny little seed beads using diamond glaze. From the spare images I had stamped, I cut the wings and heads off (I know, how cruel!!lol!) and attached them with some glue and silicon. I stamped just the little clock on some white glossy card, cut it out and glued it on.
For the main bottle. I covered the bottle with PVA and then with purple mulberry paper, pushing all of the air bubbles out with a small paint brush. When it was dry, I used a fancy patterned corner mask and some purple DIs to make a pattern on the mulberry paper. I then sprayed the whole bottle with a fixative to seal the ink.
For the front of the bottle. I tore a piece of pretty paper and glued it, using spray glue, to the mulberry paper. I added some sprocket die cuts. I then put the bottle into a wire net which came off a wine bottle. I cut out some flowers and leaf flourishes, using dies, attached a couple of brads and glued those on to the bottle with hot glue.
I then attached the beetles using hot glue. I wrapped some gold cord around the stem of the bottle, traping the ends of the wire netting. I then threaded some beads onto the ends of wire. Stamps used Chocolate Baroque.
Thanks for looking. Happy crafting.
Best Wishes Florence x