Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beaded Windows A New View

PWA designer Michelle McCarthy told me that she was using the Beaded Window Technique in a little different way and I love what she has done!


Here’s the basic idea:

A card is created with a window in the front that shows through to the inside.  That window is given a “frosty” look by beading one side of the acetate film with O’So Sticky Tape and clear micro beads.


We have a tutorial with step by step pictures on our website!  If you want to give this technique a try click here.

Hugs,  Suzanne

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tick Tock Fun Clock

PWA Designer Michelle McCarthy has so many creative ideas pouring out of her head! 

Look how she transformed a simple clock kit into a masterpiece of art for a friend:


I could definitely get used to seeing time in this whole new way!

Michelle is so good at just jumping right in and creating things that she can visualize in her head beforehand.  And then there are people like me who want to know the “hows”…..

This is what Michelle started with:DSCF4396

The clock kit came from Paper Zone in two pieces, one solid piece (back) and one front piece with the precut squares and rectangles.


Designer papers

Micro beads:  Stream, Brown and Clear.

O’So Sticky Tape

Stamps:  Friendship Recipe Stampendous
Stamp by Inkadinkadoo (no name)

Various rhinestones, flowers, Buttons, Tags, misc.

Michelle said that the hardest part was to fit the top paper.  To do it she turned over the top (front) wood piece and laid it on the back side of the card stock to trace the cut outs which were then trimmed with an Exacto knife.

The paper was then applied to the wood with thinned out glue and the bling and embellishments followed.

The edges were lined with a micro bead mix of Stream and Brown and some of the cut aways were filled in with clear beads.

This angle shows the micro beads off the best:


And a couple of slightly different views:

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Such a neat project Michelle!!