(Stampendous), Bella Sole Gifts of Love(Whimsy), Frantage Embossing Kit, Frantage Mica Kit(Stampemdous), Sponge Pouncer Mini(Tulip), Studio 490 Embossing Paste-White(Stampers Anonymous), Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Picket Fence(Ranger)
Hello Crafty peeps! I’m sure some if not all of you love and have seen these shabby chic styled cards and wondered how they do it. Because I know I did, so today I’m going to show you how.
My idea of shabby chic is a vintage, girly and distressed look. Most of all it has to be over the top embellished with lace, jewels, pearls, butterflies, flowers and lots of pretty stuff. A little curled up corner with some tears here and there will also do the trick. I will be using a few key products that really help add to the over all shabby chic look. Go grab a cup of tea and enjoy!
Below is the How To Do Shabby Chic
After cutting a square of cheesecloth, it needs to be manipulated. To achieve this look pull and stretch the cloth in all directions, then gently fray the loose strings along the edges. Pictured top is a cut a 3×3 square, on the bottom are two different shapes of cloth that were manipulated.
This distress paint has a dauber top applicator great for easy use and application. Along the edges paint it on starting from outer edge and feathering inward. Repeat until you are satisfied with the depth of paint colour and distressed look.
I inked up the edges with versamark and covered it with a clear ultra thick embossing powder. The ultra thick embossing powder is an essential base to allow the mica fragments to have something to adhere to. (sticky embossing powder works too)
Here is what they look like after being heat set. Always heat set from underneath or you will loose all your beautiful powders and fragments! (left is with embossing powders and fragments, rightt is just embossing powders.
Have a fabulous day!!
Bella Sole Gifts of Love(Whimsy), Sponge Pouncer Mini(Tulip), Frantage Embossing Kit, (Stampendous), Frantage Mica Kit(Stampemdous), Studio 490 Embossing Paste-White(Stampers Anonymous), Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Picket Fence(Ranger)