Here's a little tutorial for you for a little journal I made using my "A Rose by any other name" Stencil (available at StencilGirl Products)
I know you're going to want to know where some of these goodies came from:
•the metal filigree on the left hand side was made using the Petite Monarch diecut and metal foil from Spellbinders
•the swirly rhinestones came from Prima Marketing, it was something I had picked up years ago and just lay in wait for the right time to be used - so I can't tell you if they still carry that product or not.
•the tattered fabric was just a piece of cheesecloth from the grocery store that I separated and tea stained. It was glued into the inside cover, which was then covered over with more decorative papers.
•the semi-translucent leaves I made by creating a resin paper from one of my favourite handmade papers, then cut it into leaf shapes and glued it under the rose. There's a tutorial for how to make resin papers from Susan Lenart Kazmer here
•the added accent on the rose that creates an almost enamelled look to the edges was created by using a bit of Glossy Accents by Ranger (dries clear but maintains some dimension)
Geek Speak Alert!
Styrene is also known as ethenylbenzene, vinyl benzene and phenylethene. Approximately 25 million tons (55 billion pounds) of styrene were produced in 2010. I have no idea how many roses you could make with 55 billion pounds of styrene. E6000 will "melt" polystyrene....this tends not to be a good thing.
Thanks for stopping by......I think I'll leave you with a song...