July’s Framed Art insert turned out to be so much fun! It’s a celebration of the 4th of July, Ice Cream Day, Lollipop Day, Don’t Step-On-A-Bee Day, Tour de France, and just summer! The 4th of July frame used the Black Magic technique – so much fun – it actually looks like fireworks! I had never used this technique, so it was a fun technique to try using our fabulous watercolor pencils. I used another one of our wonderful digital images called Sweets for the Sweet and turned it into a 3-D image by punching out the circle pinwheel with a punch and popping it up on a dimensional. Using My Digital Studio, I sized one of the “sticks” to fit a 2 x 2 inch square and then used one of the pinwheels to become a lollipop and sized the pinwheel to fit a 1 inch circle. I then printed them out along with just the circle image which we then punched out with our 1 inch circle punch, added some Dazzling Diamonds, and then popped it up with a dimensional to create a 3-D look. I then used our very small hand-held 1/16 punch and punched two small holes on either side of the “stick” and threaded up some silver thread and knotted it and tied it in a bow so it looked like it was a ribbon actually around the stick. The canopy square turned out cute-cute and looks like a real canopy! I hope you enjoy looking at July’s insert!
Here is the insert in an 8 x 10 frame:
Here is the insert in a 12 x 12 frame:
Here is a close-up of the 4th of July square:
Here is a close-up view of the canopy square:
Side view of canopy square:
Here is the other view:
Enough of the canopy! Here is the Lollipop DIGITAL IMAGE square!
Here is a side view:
Stamps: July Fourth (r), Nature Walk, Pedaling Past (r), Sunny Fun (r).
Ribbon: Whisper White 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Accessories: Mini Alphabet, large brads, Dazzling Diamonds, SU watercolor pencils, clear embossing powder, Dazzling Details, silver thread, dimensionals.
Punches: Postage Stamp punch, 1″ circle punch, 1/16 punch, 1-3/4 circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Scallop Square punch.
Sizzlits Dies and Embossing Folders: Peekaboo Frames Bigz L, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Black Craft Ink, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Craft Ink.
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla.
Designer Series Paper: Polka Dot Parade, Summer Smooches.
Markers: Island Indigo, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Pedals, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, White Gel Pen.
I hope you enjoyed July’s monthly insert! August’s insert class will be on July 28th! See you then!