Saturday, 3 March 2012

Look What I did With My Frantage!

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Shabby White embossing powder
FRG10C Shaved Ice
FRM05 Bronzed Mica flakes
FRM04 Tea Stained Mica flakes
FRG01C Silver Glass glitter
FRG02C Champagne Glass glitter
Artquest Mica colour palettes Stargazer & Interference
Stampendous clear stamps SSC196 Silhouette Songbirds
2" Woodware Maple punch
1" Woodware Oak Leaf punch
Versafine Onyx Black
Metal Quilting sheet in gold & copper
Craft wire
Craft glue
Heat gun
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I've had such a good time creating my project this week & using some of the great products from the Stampendous "Frantage" range. This includes gorgeous embosssing powders, Mica flakes & chunky glitters & as you can see I've really gone to town with them. I wanted to do something different this week so I've chosen to use a MDF mirror to decorate. I started by removing the mirror itself & giving the frame a thin coating of gold & bronze from the Artquest palettes. I then took some pieces of rust & brown card & randomly sploged them (that's a technical term!!) with golds, bronze & black also from the palettes. When the frame was thoroughly dry (I left it over night) I randomly stamped the songbirds &  florishes using the Stampendous set. Next I punched some maple leaves from the brown & rust pieces & scored viens in them using a DEET (double ended etching tool). Then came the fun part! I applied craft glue to various parts of each leaf & added Mica flakes & glitter. I then created the swathe of texture, glitter & mica flakes in the bottom right hand corner of the mirror by simply applying a layer of Shabby White embossing powder & adding all the other textures randomly to it. I then heated the whole area from underneath until the embossing powder melted to hold the other elements in place. Finally the leaves were arranged down the left hand side of the mirror & you will notice that I have added some coiled craft wire which I have dipped in craft glue & frosted with glitter. The only thing left to do then was to reasemble the mirror & I'm pretty pleased with the effect!! 


  1. Stunning mirror Debbie!
    Kath x

    1. Thanks Kath & how lovely to have a comment! The real thing is on display at Japonic!

  2. Wow! That's lovely. Puts my efforts in the shade!

    1. I just got carried away Julie! You know the feeling I'm sure!!

  3. Wonderful frame full of Frantage-y goodness!