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Monday, July 4, 2011

Meet Screaming Sardine, Week 10!!!

I'm so happy to be here doing a guest post at Tammy's great blog! When she posted about needing some guest bloggers, I was all over that! And, to my surprise, she responded with interest. (Thanks, Tammy)!

Anyway, I guess I should give you all a little intro. I'm a stay at home single mom making a living as a freelance writer. I also recently became a Scentsy Independent Consultant, which I'm so thrilled over! As to my blogging, my main blog is Screaming Sardine, where I share my crafts, recipes, craft supplies sales and resources, giveaways, artisan interviews, and much more. My other blogs are Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies, and the Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop. The latter two feature various artisans who sell handmade items. I also have a link party at the Sunburnt Cow, which runs from Wednesdays to Sundays. This link party is slightly different from other link parties in that I encourage those who have blog posts revolving around handmade items they have for sale to link up. This party can be anything handmade; it's not strictly in the prim/old fashioned look. You can also link up vintage, antique, or old fashioned items that you didn't make.

My other blogs include: Craft Supplies Sales and Resources, Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies, and the Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop. The latter two feature various artisans who sell handmade items. I also have a link party at the Sunburnt Cow, which runs from Wednesdays to Sundays. This link party is slightly different from other link parties in that I encourage those who have blog posts revolving around handmade items they have for sale to link up. This party can be anything handmade; it's not strictly in the prim/old fashioned look. You can also link up vintage, antique, or old fashioned items that you didn't make.

Now that I have my intro out of the way, let me share with you one of my recent projects. Inspired by the tinfoil night stand over at Vintage Revivals, I started trying Mandi's technique on various craft projects.

My latest is a cute little vintage inspired wall hanging.

Since I like to use non-perishable trash in a lot of my crafts (it's free and good to the earth), I cut a rectangle out of an empty pasta box.

I lightly scrunched up some tinfoil and then carefully straightened it out. (It's kinda tricky, so be very patient, or you're going to get a lot of tears). Then I used Mod Podge to glue the shiny side down onto my makeshift cardstock. I carefully smoothed it out with an old credit card, making sure the wrinkles were out.

I folded the excess tinfoil onto the back of my makeshift cardstock. I waited until the Mod Podge was completely dry and then mixed a couple drops of acrylic paint with a couple drops of water and "painted" it onto my tinfoil. I found using my Ranger Heat It Craft Tool really help set the paint better than if I had let it dry naturally.

If you'll notice in the photo below, the left side looks different. I found out the hard way - on this project - that it's the Mod Podge mixing with the paint which causes it to get all gunky looking. (Next time I'll wipe off any excess Mod Podge). To fix this, though, I just camouflaged it with some embellishments!

Using the same color (Black Plum), though not watered down, I painted a larger piece of corrugated cardboard and glued my tinfoil "cardstock" onto it. (I put some plastic wrap over it and then a 10 lb bag of rice on top of this to help set the glue better). Once dry, I used floral wire to make a little hanger, wrapping and twisting some beads from a necklace in order to fasten it to the cardboard.

And voila!

A cute little wall hanging! I want to try this technique on cards and hang tags. :)


Taylor, thank you for sharing this AMAZSING tutorial with us!  We are so lucky to have you be a guest at Type A, and can't wait to have you back! 


3 comments:

Screaming Sardine said...

Hi, Tammy -

Thanks so much for posting my tutorial. :)

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great tutorial Tracy, thanks so much for sharing it and thanks for featuring Tracy here at your blog Tammy! Deb

Michelle said...

Great post Tracy! I love the project! Very romantic looking!
Hugs,
Michelle

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