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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Exciting New Post! Packing Material - who knew?






Boy did I have fun with this project: Gemming Packing Material! I cannot for the life of me remember where I picked up these pieces of cardboard in beautiful shapes just ready to be gemmed... I am certain I was in the right place at the right time! They have been under my art desk for about a year now... finally... I woke up yesterday morning and wham! it hit me... I needed to gem these beauties! So what did I do???? I went and dragged out all my gemming supplies... sat there for about an hour figuring out what to do... realized that I didn't have enough gemming supplies (charms, beads etc.) so... I went to MICHAELS of coarse!

After an hour or so of browsing the bead and charm section I found the perfect material. I came home ($100 poorer) set out all the supplies, placed them on the shapes and tried to picture the finished product. An hour later I began "icing" the face of the cardboard with molding paste and started the gemming process. The whole piece took me about 4 hours to do - mostly thinking about what I wanted to do! I am eventually going to paint the outside with white paint and in the openings in the front I am going to add pictures of my family.

I am really happy that one, I finally got to this project that has been on my mind for over a year now, and second that it turned out exactly what I expected it to look like. I will post the finished project when I get to it. I hope it won't take me another year to get the pictures and painting organized.

Let me know what you think.
Happy Creating Everyone!!!!! Hugs to you all!


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8 comments:

Paula Phillips said...

These are beautiful Kelly! :)
Much Love

Janet Ghio said...

Wow Kelly! These are fabulous. You need to make some of these to sell! I love them. what a creative, fun day you've had!!

Creative Mish said...

Wow Kelly! These are so pretty! What a great idea. OH! and I have some of that molding paste. Just gotta get the Gems...

Arlene said...

Kelly - these are amazing! You would never know they were made from packing material. They are beautiful and will make wonderful keepsakes! Thanks for sharing them!

LisaC said...

Kelly, these are SO cool! and oooh so sparkly. I can see where your $100 went... I recognize half those charms and beads, lol. I can't wait to see it with pictures behind them. So pretty :-)

artcampforwomen.com said...

Delicious! Lori from sketchbook - your Zendalas are yummy too!

artcampforwomen.com said...

Delicious! Lori from sketchbook - your Zendalas are yummy too!

Laura Kay said...

These are great!!! Love your mandellas as well. Ya gotta love it when a project comes together!!