Today over at Try it on Tuesdays we see our first Challenge for July, which is 'Show us your Metal'.
We all had different ideas and I do hope you will pop over to see what we made.
I chose to alter this 4 slot mail slider, using papers from the Graphics 45 Secret Garden stack.
The front shows my additions of metal, a small frame, a couple of corners and a fancy metal trim under the blue bow..
The lace you see on the photo above was added before I stuck down the base papers , so I could tie the case closed when I finished. You could stop here now as this is my take on Show us your Metal.
But this project does have an inside, so please read on if you would like to see more.
Inside, a shabby look with torn papers and yet more elements from the paper stack
More Graphics papers to cover this part of the case.
I removed all the glass slides and found that after adding the grunge paste they were never going to go back in.
The grunge paste had some Shabby Pink Frantage embossing powder added before it dried. An experiment to see what happened.
I then decorated the centers with small bits and pieces.
When dry .it was sprinkled with a tiny bit of Aged Gold and more Shabby Pink Frantage powder and given the heat treatment.
This resulted in a look I was quite happy with, a bit distressed, especially when the embossing powders blew around the insets, on a mission all of their own..
Parts of the grunge paste bubbled up as the heat activated the powders I'd added.
Now if you are wondering, I did add a little Vintage Photo distress ink to the edges on the out side of the case, I just cannot seem to make anything that does not include one of my favorite products.
All it needed now was to tie up the lace bow to hide the secrets inside Meg's Garden.
Thank you for taking time to read through all this post, I appreciate you stopping by.