Altered Pages has teamed up with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko for the month of June. Our design team will be incorporating a wide variety of products generously supplied by them in all of our projects. To start the month off I have created a metal house pendant... Home Sweet Home.
This house pendant was created using a Sheet Metal ATC Card. These metal sheets are incredibly easy to work with because they are thick enough to hold their shape but are pliable enough to be easily cut, bent or embossed by hand.
I inked each side of the Sheet Metal blank using a combination of the new Staz-On Midis and Clear Glaz-On Protectant. The Glaz-On Protectant seals the individual layers of Staz-On inks to prevent color migration or muddiness when several layers of stamping and/or colors are desired.
To create a bit of texture on the outside of the house I used a Brushstix to draw a wood texture using a combination of Staz-On Midi colors Chai Tea and Cloudy Sky. The roof portion of the Sheet Metal was stamped using Chai Tea and Altered Pages Basket Weave stamp.
Once I had finished with the multiple layers of colors, stamping and Glaz-on the Sheet Metal was easily bent into shape.
I then added a couple fun collage images from the Little Spring Birdies collage sheet, a bit of moss and a paper flower all tucked inside the house. To turn the house into a pendant I added a bit of rusty wire, a few beads and a lightbulb safety pin to finish it off.
For detailed instructions and photos please see my blog -
Sheet Metal (ATC sized Blank)
Staz-on Midis (Cloudy Sky, Cactus Green, Emerald City, Spiced Chai, Orange Zest, Claret, St. Valentine, Blue Hawaii, Midnight Blue)
irRESISTible Colored Texture Spray (Bronze)
Creative Medium (Vintage)
Altered Pages Supplies Used:
Little Spring Birdies Collage Sheet
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Basket Weave Rubber Stamp
Lightbulb Safety Pins
Rusty Wire, Beads, Moss, Jewelry Findings
Special thanks to IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko for so generously supplying the Altered Pages team with their amazing products!