Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Peacock collage

I'm happy to share this with you today, for two reasons, I LOVE how this turned out AND it's my Birthday!!
My best friend shared this project with me and helped me make it. 
She is a Stampin Up demonstrator and ordered me 7 or 8 packs of paper on clearance so I had lots to choose from.

I love this project for several reasons, for us paper hoarders out there, this is a great way to hang on to that paper we just love!! AND a great way to hang on to embellishments we love too!  This way you use your stuff and get to keep it too on a beautiful display!
 So, moving on, you can see I used my favorite Pinque Peacock flowers, I love that little rose bud fabric and have been holding on to them not wanting to let them go.  As well as this TH bird cage, when I took the class from him we used  one on one of the necklaces we made and I bought one after the class because it's so cool.
 The centerpiece of my project is this dress form, I cut 2 pieces from chip board then from 2 different papers I used on the project.  This way it's thick and has a different paper for the base.  I cut the base off of the main dress area and layered it onto the full base piece. Hope that makes sense.
I used foam tape to pop it up and added some beautiful TH wings behind it.  Then put the adorable fringed fabric poppers in more of that adorable fabric!
 More TH goodies and another beautiful Layered Garden beauty.  I glued all the embellishments on with E6000, you can see it in the first photo.  Aren't those papers beautiful?!

 And finally you get to see the whole piece!
 A few more close ups, the LOVE and pen knib is more TH and the blue button is a fabric covered button from Pinque Peacock.
 This I found in the jewelry section at Joann's, I was going to take the ring off but my husband said it looked cool to leave it.  He rarely injects comments on my projects so I went with is suggestion.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me on my birthday!  I love you all so much!!
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If you want to know how I did this, then read on
Supplies, several sheets of good quality paper, MDF board, embellishments, gesso, decoupage medium, E6000 glue and mat spray

1: cut your MDF to the size you want
2: coat with gesso and allow to dry
3.cut your paper into various pieces, I used 1 by 2, 2 by 2 and 3 by 2 mostly
4:apply thick coat of decoupage medium in small areas and lay paper in it, coat more on top then starting in the middle go in small circles working out to the edges to remove air bubbles, then brush over top to smooth finger prints.
5: repeat step 4 until all the board is covered, I overlapped my pieces just slightly to avoid gaps
6: once it's completely dry spray the entire board with mat sealer to help seal the decoupage medium
7:once the sealer dries embellish as desired!

If you have any questions feel free to ask


Eva said...

very nice Marji :)

Lucy said...

Beautiful and do-able! This is a great idea! I may have to make one 😊

MaryEllen said...

very pretty

Donna K said...

B E A U T I F U L !! Happy Birthday, Marji... may you be blessed with many, many more!
~Donna K

DIANA L. said...

This came out beautiful I love all the papers youused
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party

Julie Odil said...

Happy belated birthday! Love the Pinque Peacock goodies on this! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs challenges. Julie, DT member

~ Jo ~ said...

This is just beautiful! Happy Belated!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Claire H said...

Beautiful creation!! Thank you for joining us at our 'Anything but a card' challenge at Simply Create Too!
Claire xx

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow such an awesome collage. I love the papers and many embellishments.
TFS An'Jenic-