By Sue Smyth
I can finally share the projects I taught at the Brisbane Papercraft Expo this year.
Of course each project featured Imaginarium Chipboard.
It makes designing a class so easy. The
first class is a Dragon book, yes yes I know I like dragons
and you all might get bored with them but I dont lol
I have made a platform for the dragon with Imaginarium corners
Then filled the cavities with rhinestones and micro beads etc
I like to put them in place and drizzle Dimensional magic over the top
to adhere in place.
I love the Imaginarium chipboard sword, which
I have added dimension to with liquid pearls and black gesso.
I have shown this technique in previous posts.
I love the corners in this book they are so medieval.
A neat close up of the seed beads and rhinestones.
The second project, is a canvas, featuring Dragon flies.
I have used a generic one for the large dragon fly and a resin one to match the
lacy Imaginarium dragon fly.
I have covered the entire wooden shape with rhinestones and
then painted black, dry off and layer over lots of metallic colour.
Love adding a resin shape and metallic colour
The dragon fly rests on a Swirly frame again simply
painted black and rub over inka gold metallic paint
Love this little Treasure chipboard and you can see
I have flicked chalky teal colour over the top for interest.
Dragon fly heaven!!!
The third project is a framed canvas, the frame was part of the kit,
we just removed the glass so the dimensional panel could fit
This sweet little unicorn is just a eraser that is painted
Always look at things to see if they have a nice shape
and if they can be painted.
I have placed the Unicorn on a frame again
and filled the gaps with pearls.
The I have added a gorgeous trinket at the base with lots of rhinestones
A resin wing added
to the top make this a Pegacorn, not a Unicorn,
or maybe it is just a flying Unicorn lol.
This was my favourite project from the show
a little fairy babe sitting in a mossy nest on a heart shaped
door hanger wrapped in brown paper.
An ordinary butterfly cut in two makes the wings
and simple metal feathers the top of the wings.
The baby is a resin shape
He sits cradled in an oval swirly frame,
with trinkets and resin roses tucked under it.
I love the tinsy lady beetle too, clustered
around some wheat stalks, chipboard and green berries.
Doesn't he have just the sweetest little face.
I hope you enjoyed looking at the projects I taught.
I deliberately made them different colour stories and a variety
of items, books, frames, canvas and door hanger (which could be converted
into a canvas easily) so that if you came to all 4 of my classes
you did something different with a new technique each day
and I did have some lovely ladies who came to all 4 and lots came to 2 or 3
we had a lovely time.