Saturday, May 4, 2019

(Sittin' on a) Dinosaur Bone


My son and daughter-in-law took the children to New York last March to visit the Museum of Natural History. The boys weren’t too sure about the promise of “real dinosaurs” because they know that dinosaurs lived a long time ago. Imagine their delight to see that Daddy was telling the truth. And imagine their amazement at the actual size of the reconstructed fossils…

Most of this layout was created from the April 2019 Kit from Tres Jolie; a few bits and things are from my stash…

 Since I planned on stenciling my background, I started by coating both sides of my base paper with matte medium and when thoroughly dry, attaching it to a USPS box cut down to just under 12” x 12”.
Next, I carefully tore my next sheet side to side in several pieces, ensuring that the white core would be on top. These were glued to the base with a light application of Aleen’s glue. (I like to use liquid adhesive rather than tape whenever possible because it gives me a few seconds to make sure that everything is exactly how and where I want it before it permanently sets.)
I used a favorite stencil and crackle paste to create some background texture and set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile, I treated two chipboard columns with Nuvo mist and put it aside.
My photo was backed with a thin piece of packaging to give it depth and stability. I created a mat from a third sheet, backed that with another piece of packaging and glued the two pieces together. This was attached to the layout with a thin strip of glue applied side to side to leave room under the top and bottom.

I used a Tim Holtz die from Sizzix and more of that third sheet and some burlap string from my stash to create a few tags that I tucked under the photo.



I finished my page with a few flowers and gears and a piece that I cut out from one of the UPC strips. 




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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
49 and Market – Vintage Remnants Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Paper N° 09 #VRP-88060
49 and Market – Vintage Remnants Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Paper N° 02 #VRP-87995
49 and Market – Vintage Remnants Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Paper N° 06 #VRP-88039

***Embellishments***
49 and Market – Handmade Flowers – Blossom Blends – Aloe #BB-86134
49 and Market – Garden Seeds – Sea Breeze #GS-86264
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Columns
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Mechanicals – Rustic Washers #963422
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Rusty Gears #963439
Tres Jolie – November 2018 – Patina Metal Gears

***Mediums***
Liquitex – Matte Medium
Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – White Crackle #961503
Nuvo – Mica Mist – Antique Gold #571N
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink – Ground Espresso #47353

***Tools***
The Crafter’s Workshop – 12 x 12 Template – Tile Texture #TCW237
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations Collection – Bigz Die – Tiny Tabs and Tags #657188

***Other***
Duncan Enterprises – Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue
Art Glitter Glue – Designer Adhesive


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As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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