Saturday, April 30, 2011
Fragments (mine are all from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stash), stamps, embellishments, etc. - this is a great way to use up those scraps you can't stand to throw away! For my magnet backing, I recycled some freebies I'd received from drug stores. Glossy accents is the perfect glue for adhering the Fragment to your collage as well as holding the embellishments securely.
Fragment, and then begin to layer pieces on top, gluing them down securely. I cut a clock out of another sheet of paper and then added a stamped image from the new Steampunk stamp set. When you're happy with your composition, cover the Fragment with Glossy Accents and adhere it to your collage, making sure the glue covers it completely. Wipe off the excess glue that seeps out, if necessary.
Glossy Accents has set, you can begin embellishing the outside of your Fragment. I wrapped my large Fragment with copper wire and then added a Sprocket Gear embellished with a Type Charm. I layered that over a gear that I cut using the new Mini Gears die, which was embossed using my Faux Tarnished Metal technique. To finish it off, I added an Idea-ology metal corner. When you're ready to glue your magnetic sheet to the Fragment, make sure you peel off the plastic coating to reveal the paper underneath. It will make a much better surface for the glue to 'grab'.
Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful, creative weekend!