Saturday 7 September 2013

Die cut letters and a wheelbarrow to carry them!

Very soon my goddaughter is getting baptised, as I am the godmother, I got her a little piece of silver, but I also wanted to make her something she can play with and be decorative as well.

I settled on creating her name with letters that would stand up and be rather solid and a little something to put the letters in. So here is how I did it.

I took my Sizzix Serif Essentials Alphabet set of Bigz dies and die cut with my Big Shot five times each letter out of mountboard. (You can also use chipboard, but as I wanted them white it made sense to use white board - the stuff to mount print and artwork.)

Then I glued all five letters together using a strong wet glue. I like many as long as they have a fine nozzle.

Once dry, I apply a modelling paste all over the edges to disguise the layers of mount board. I like to use Grunge Paste by Paperartsy. Once the paste is dry, I sand it a bit to make it as smooth as possible.

Then, a coat of white (or any colour) acrylic paint.

Finally, I die cut the letters once again using patterned papers, this time using Basic Grey KneeHigh collection. Once I was happy with the patterns I gave then a thin coat of Matte Medium just to seal all off and hopefully make the letters last longer.

And here you have the final letters. I added a little heart just to finished them off.

Now, to make the box holder, i decided against a standard box and i went for wheel barrow. I chose the Sizzix Wheelbarrow and flowers Bigz die. I die cut two pieces of mount board with the patterned paper already attached using strong spray adhesive, making sure the patterned paper was mirrored.

In order to create the box, I use another Sizzix die, this time Eileen Hull's Scroreboards Candy Jars. And I die cut only the base.

As you can see, it is slightly too long on the sides.

No problem. A small cut either side and sorted!

I attached it to the one of the wheelbarrow pieces with strong wet glue.

 And then I attached the other wheelbarrow.

Finally I used more patterned paper from Basic Grey KneeHigh collection to cut some flowers and then I die cut the wheel using mirri silver card.

And here it is, the wheelbarrow carrying all the letters!


Mars x said...

I love this Paula! ,have to get these dies ASAP - you are so talented and a real inspiration, Mars xx

SueF said...

Lovely as always Paula - will be putting one of my underused sizzlits to fund buying this alphabet set - can see me using it a lot

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