Just got a Sizzix big shot and went crazy with die cuts and embossing folders. Here is one of my favorite Spellbinders Edwardian door die cut. I made these stained glass doors embellishments from it to use in my mini journals, scrapbooks and greeting cards. I thought I would do a tutorial on how to make one
then I pushed out the holes in the card stock. Next I made the material for the stained glass insert. I used alcohol inks, spray air and foil and wax paper. I dropped the ink on the foil and sprayed with the air can to make different designs. I did the say with the waxed paper. The foil insert is shinier than the wax paper insert; I use them both depending on what effect I want to get in my project. I cut a sample of the size I needed to fit the colored insert onto the back of the door. and then glued it with glossy accents ( you can use any liquid glue that you like). When it is dried I decorate the door with paint and./or other embellishments.Here are some examples of how I used them; Hope this helps.
We are getting ready to retire and do some traveling. It is harder to do than I thought. We are going through all of our things and paring down. It is amazing how many things one acquires in a house when you have lived there for over 20 years. I am finding things I had completely forgot about…lol.
But on a serious side , it is sad, it is almost like a “little death” has occurred. i guess the word is bittersweet. I am looking forward to the new adventures but am sad to end this period of my life. Work is all I have known for 40 years. What will I be without my title? Perhaps. I have lost a sense of self in that title? I do not know but I do know that this is a time of transition.
Thank you Catherine for featuring my tree with several other works of art.