Sunday, December 1, 2013

clearly for art and frosted film...

frosty & sturdy…
it's a match made in heaven!

while talking with tim one day at CHA, I asked him about his ideas  (ok…picking his brain) for using his frosted film…

he said I think you should try it with your clearly for art & see what happens…

GENIUS!

so today, his December tag is created with frosted film, clearly for art, the tattered poinsettia die & my MWAHarchival inks

tim asked if I would share some projects using the same products…

below is my tattered poinsettia card…

the base is the new distress watercolor cardstock & it's the perfect base for a more classy card…
it's a nice white & a very substantial base...

I used red geranium archival to tint the frosted film…just a little on the blending tool is all it takes…
tap it on...then dry it with Ranger's heat-it tool...

I used watering can archival, with my ornate dots background stamp, to lightly stamp over the large die cuts before assembling the flower…

fern green archival was perfect for tinting the frosty little sprigs…
these are on the pinecone die & they fit perfectly with any flower…I use them LOTS…they add great detail & dimension, but no bulk…so if you are mailing a card or adding them to an art journal page…they are perfect...

I felt like the card needed very little, since the poinsettia made such a great focal point…

just some stripes stenciled along the left side with watering can archival and some random script background stamping, also with watering can archival…

I used bundled sage distress ink, on the blending tool to shade the card edges…

a big pearl bauble for the center & some smaller pearls & some pens stitching to the edge…
done!



this next photo shows how pretty the flower is…

it's frosty & un-smashable…
that's the benefit of using CFA...

oh…see the small flower hiding?

that's the mini movers & shapers cardinal/poinsettia…it was lightly inked with red geranium, then stamped over with my reverse dots background, that was inked with watering can archival…
that's how the dots are pink-ish & the background is grey...

this made the flower darker & helped it stand out so it could be tucked behind the larger poinsettia...


so that's one way to use the frosted film/clearly for art combo…
for a clean & simple classy card…
plan A...

but how about a more vintage look?

plan B...

for the tag below, I covered a sheet of the CFA with the frosted film, then die cut the mini bottles

the left & center bottles were colored with orange blossom archival, with a bit of potting soil archival on the edges…

the bottle on the right is a little different…

I used a thin layer of broken china distress PAINT on the BACK of the bottle…then added cornflower blue archival to the frosted film front…

YES! distress paint works great on CFA...

what you'll notice is that the bottle on the right is more opaque, because of the distress paint and that the paint really makes the frosted film stand out...

to jazz up the bottle fronts, I wanted to add some remnant rubs

they work perfectly AS LONG AS THE ARCHIVAL INK IS DRY, before you apply them…

archivals are oil based, so they need to be 100% dry for the rubs to stick...

you'll see those cute sprigs on this tag too…
and just a portion of the ornate dots background, to create a border...

I like that the same products can be classy or vintage...




some other tips I wanted to share…

I heat these pieces from the back…the CFA side...

after heating the CFA to shape the pieces, I used glue dots to add them to the tag…

the frosted film really helps to hide the glue dots…
they are almost invisible...

I added the rubs after I heated & shaped the bottles
I wasn't sure if rubs are heat stable or not…

distress paint on the bottle back creates a whole different effect… & completely hides the adhesive…

I used the distress markers to highlight the bottle corks…

clearly for art can be reheated & reshaped many times…

archivals inks are permanent on the frosted film, when dry...

now for plan C…

this play day got me thinking...

it's the same moldable material, but pure solid black…

and I'm happy to report…

it does & it's really a unique effect…
this is the tattered florals flower & the center is rusty hinge, distress glitter...


I decided to use the flower on this art journal page…



you can see that orange blossom archival berries looks great with rusty hinge…

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flourishes, stamped with fern green archival & for sure, jet black archival for my main sentiment...


make sure you pop over to tim's blog & see his AWESOME December tag along with more tips & hints…

if you came over from tim's blog…
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by!

now...it's time for YOU to grab your frosted film & clearly for art so you can have fun and…

make art!
wendy



35 comments:

finnella03 said...

Love it. How cool, and the bottles are great. Rachel

Julie Steed said...

Great tips, Wendy. I came to your page first but I'll over to TH's now. Happy December!

Victoria said...

Love that technique! Great projects!

SusanK said...

Oh my gosh...simply amazing results! Now to get some Frosted Film...

Missusg said...

definitely on my must try list!! i have the clearly for art but need to pick myself up some of that frost film!! love your samples!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Very, very cool, Wendy!!! I'm on inspiration overload now, and I LOVE that!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!! I love all of your different creations but that first one has me drooling on the keyboard LOL

Patty Albertson said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the technique!

Dorothy said...

It IS true GENIUS!!!!

isisimaginings.com said...

They are gorgeous projects, the bottles look great. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.

Wilma said...

O wow, this is art and I love it!!!!!

Sue said...

Here from Tim's blog. Oove all of your examples. The black may well be my favorite of all.

Sharon Y said...

A match made in heaven, for sure! I'm crazy excited over this combo! Thanks for all the ideas.

Scrapthat said...

The inks look just beautiful on the frosted film Wendy!! TFS Your fabulous works of art as well.

Caroline D. said...

Wowzers... jaw dropping gorgeous!!... Every single one of your creations with the CFA and frosted film! It's great to learn new techniques for 'stuff' that I already have in my stash, so I thank you for figuring it out!

Debby said...

Very cool! I have frosted film and did not really know what to use it for so will have to try some of these techniques. Thanks for sharing! Now off to see Tim's blog.

Tona said...

Oooh, these are all great!

Rea' said...

Absolutely gorgeous Wendy ! I love it when my favorite people but their heads and their products together... just so amazing !!! You two by yourselves blow me away and together... OMG !! Thanks for the great inspiration !!

Wanda H said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! These poinsettias are totally fabulous!!!!!!!!!! How I wish I'd known this a week ago!!! I'm going to have to make something!! The bottles are wonderful too!!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

OMG Wendy! Love these projects! In Europe now, but can't wait to get home to play with this technique!

joy said...

I am in love with this process, Wendy! All of your examples are just beautiful and Tim's tag today was just gorgeous too! I must give this a try very soon.

BethW said...

Gorgeous-so delicate and lovely. I got your film quite a while back-but have yet to try my hand.This is a great way to start since your tutorial tells me just how to do it. Thank you!

Buttons said...

You are so right Wendy, these are a match made in heaven. Thank you for passing on these tips and techniques too. This month's Tim tag collection should be heavenly! Jenny x

Suzan VonEssen said...

Beautiful! Now I know have another use for the frosted film! Thanks Wendy :-)

Nancy Wethington said...

So if I put the frosted film on top of your CFA, it curves when heated as well? Very clever! Love the poinsettia.

Mallrat said...

Awesome ideas !! I have a roll of that and just bought it not knowing what to do with it .. but it's Tim ..right !?!?!? :) Thanks Wendy .. hope you had a great turkey day

famillemarleau said...

These look great. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Redanne said...

A perfect marriage I would say, off to try these great techniques after I have a look at Tim's tag....

Laura Strack said...

Oh Wendy, love this technique. I just received your archival inks, now to get my hands on some clearly or art sheets and frosted film. Can't wait to play! Thanks for the fun ideas.

Patty W said...

I wish I had just 1/100th of y'alls talent and creativity !

These are gorgeous !

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely love this effect... tis lushness indeedily ... loving the stamps too, I still haven't got them yet!!! *sad face* xx

Marci said...

The first one is my favorite! All great, though. I always learn so much from your posts. Thank you.

akmoose said...

Those bottles are amazing!

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