Friday, January 24, 2014

LWD Design Team Showcase: Piddix Flora & Fauna Collage Sheet and Tim Holtz Ideaology Fragments

I've agreed to continue on with the Lone Wolf Designs Design Team until June, so I'm back again to share a fun and easy key chain project with you.  These are so fun and easy to make using the Piddix Collage Sheet- 1 inch Squares-Flora & Fauna  and Advantus-Tim Holtz-Ideaology-Fragments-Charms.
There are 21 squares of art on this collage you can make lots of projects!  This Piddix sheet is only one of the many collage sheets available from LWD.  There are various shapes, sizes and themes for you to choose from and these sheets are constructed using quality paper and ink.  The squares were a real pleasure to work with!
So lets get started with the key chain project!
First choose a Tim Holtz Fragment to work with.  For this tutorial, I choose a long thin piece (1.25" x 2").  I found a piece of scrap paper I liked for my background and laid the fragment over it to be sure it would fit how I wanted it to.  Next I drew a pencil line around the fragment to help me layout the placement of the collage square.
I choose this cute little bird as the focal point and used a sentiment from Cosmo Cricket "Tiny Text" to go along with it.  I used Glossy Accents to glue the elements to the background paper and let them dry.
 Next I put an even coat of Glossy Accents on the back side of the fragment and pressed it to the paper making sure that I stayed inside of my pencil lines.  I turned the fragment over and pressed out any bubbles or extra GA so that the back was smooth.  I also used a Q-tip to wipe off any GA that pressed out onto the edges.  Then I set it aside so that the GA could dry completely.
Once everything was completely dry, I used a craft knife to trim away the paper around the edges.  Get as close as you can, angling the knife blade for a mitered cut.  Then, take a sanding stick and sand the edges on the back of the paper so that you get a nice smooth edge.  If there is any GA on the sides of the fragment, you can lightly sand that away as well.  Use a pick tool to clean out the hole if necessary.  
If the paper you used has a decorative back, you can leave it as is.  If not, cut another piece of paper for the back and apply it the same way as you did the front piece.
To finish, I put a little GA on my finger and ran it around the edge of the paper.  Then I applied a thin coat to the entire back side, sealing it completely.
After everything is dry, add a chain and key ring, charms, beads or what ever you'd like to decorate the piece.

Here's a peek at a few other pieces I made with the Piddix Collage Sheet:
Glass tile pendant 
 Metal pendant
Domino necklace
Stop back later this week for details on the techniques for these three pieces.

I hoped you enjoyed this Piddix Collage Sheet and Tim Holtz Fragments Showcase!  You can find most of  the products I used plus many more for your crafting projects at 25% Off MSRP at Lone Wolf Designs, LLC.  All you have to do is join the LWD Discount Retail Sales Facebook group.  If you haven't joined us yet, you're paying too much for your craft supplies!
Entered into the following Challenges:
(Using up the hoarded fragments, chain and key chains.  Plus actually using a new purchase --Piddix)


die amelie said...

These are lovely!
I have some fragments left overs too - your gorgeous charms make me want to use some of them up too ;)

Thank you for sharing your lovely charms with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Buttons said...

Well done you on using up those fragments and charms to create some fabulous pieces here. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

DeAnna Goen said...

Super cute! Love how you can use those for a pendant.

Lone Wolf Designs said...

Thanks for a great tutorial and cute project! I never would have even thought to use those collage sheets like that. BTW, love the blog makeover, too!

Redanne said...

I really love the way you have used those fragments to make your lovely charms. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Tami Spencer said...

These pendants are really awesome! You've inspired me to get some of those collage sheets! :)