Sunday, September 1, 2013

1st Mixed Media Project by Kim Greenfield

Good Evening Bloggers:

Today we are releasing our Mixed Media projects from our Designer, Kim Greenfield.   These projects along with the other projects are hanging up on the wall to the to the left of the register.  Please feel free to ask any of our Staff for information on the products that were used on these projects.

Mixed Media Projects by Kim Greenfield

Butterfly/Flower Wall Hanging


Burlap Panel
Craft Metal (turquoise, grey, brown, black)
Ten Seconds Studios Kabuka 15 Mold
Studio 71 Tortillion & Blending Stumps
Patterned Chipboard
WeRMK Brads
Grunge Paper
Tim Holtz Dies (Tattered Florals, Tattered Poinsettia, Fanciful Flight)
Adirondack Alcohol Ink
Tim Holtz Metal Buckles
Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Glossy Accents
This month's project combined a product I've never seen, let alone used (Ten Seconds Studios Kabuka Mold), with a product I love (metal!).  Super cool!!  The Kabuka Mold is a double sided embossing plate.  I used it by laying the craft metal on top of certain portions of the embossed design, then used the blending stumps to mold the metal to the design underneath.  (I'm thinking it would be pretty cool to run the plate through my Big Shot with the metal, or even grunge or chip or cardstock or what about acrylic (!), oh the possibilities!!). 
First I chose certain patterns on the embossing plate to emboss the metal.  Then I cut the metal and the grunge paper using dies and the Big Shot.  The sun is alcohol inked, but the rest of the pieces are the various colors the metal came in.  I adhered the die cut metal flowers to the die cut grunge paper flowers so that I could mold them easily.  I snipped the prongs off the brads and adhered them to the centers of the flowers.
I stained the burlap panel, dried it, then adhered all the metal pieces to it before attaching it to the patterned chipboard.  I punched a hole through the chip and attached the Metal Buckles to hold the ribbon hanger.
Using different shapes, this could make a cute baby gift (blocks, rubber ducks), a wedding or housewarming gift (personalized with their name), a birthday gift (with their age on it) or even something for the kids dorm room (with their name in school colors).  So many possibilities!!