Hello Crafters, thank you so much for coming by ! June is a popular month for weddings and with this in mind, I created a decor keepsake using the Sizzix UK Bigz die Mr & Mrs by Samantha Barnett. This can be displayed on tables at weddings, on a wall or as a gift in place of a congratulatory card. I LOVE how the Gold words and Copper highlights on the frame and canvas gives a vintage feel making this piece so pretty.
This die can be purchased from : Sizzix UK
This project started off in my head different and adjustments were made as I went along when the colours did not seem to gel. The words were originally pearlescent pale pink, but it just seemed to sink into the frame as it was too monochromatic. Changing to gold made the words look so much more interesting and suitable for weddings.
Little sparkly dot embellishments were adhered for a celebratory feel !
Shall we begin ?
Here’s the Mr & Mrs. Bigz die designed by Samantha Barnett.
These are the mediums I used but if you have others in your supply they are fine too.
Prima Wax : Bold copper | White Gold
Dina Wakely Media Gel Medium | Paints : Rosy and White
Distress Clear Glitter | Paints : Antique Linen and Spun Sugar
Others : 6×8 inches canvas | Decorative Frame : 5×6.5 inches | Patterned Paper
Die cut the Mr & Mrs in matt board or white chipboard. Paint it with the Rosy acrylic. This was the colour I intended to use originally and subsequently changed my mind.
Cover the surface of the painted die-cut with Gel Medium and pour Clear Distress over it, then press down with a small sheet of rough paper to make sure the glitter adheres well.
Here you can see how after changing the word to gold made it look so much better ! I used the Prima Wax in Light Gold, rubbed it on the words and found that the glitter created wonderful texture under the gold wax.
Glue a piece of matching patterned paper behind the frame.
Position the Mr & Mrs in the center and glue the ends of the words to the frame. The stiff matt board keeps the word straight.
At this point I realised the project looked a little washed out and needed deeper colours. Reaching for the Copper wax, I carefully rubbed small amounts on the Frame and the edges of the canvas. Voila !!! It’s finished !!
Here’s a gentle reminder to be less consumed about getting everything right or perfect, this is a sure way to a stressful art process. The best pieces come about when you are enjoying yourself, when you feel relaxed and happy. This way you are able to adjust to mistakes and find creative solutions.
So glad I get to spend these few minutes with you, happy crafting !