Thursday, January 23, 2014

Xyron and Kaisercraft Frame Tutorial

It may be snowing outside but my mind is firmly on Spring!.  Don't know about you but I've had my fill of wind , rain and snow and cannot wait to get back to fresh cut grass and meadow flowers.  So my project today is a wall hanging using Xyron and Kaisercraft and it is inspired by family and nature.  I plan to hang this in the corridor leading out to the garden so the color pallet I've chosen will match the decor!.

Xyron make creating home decor projects so quick, easy and durable.  The other day I looked around the house and realised that everything hanging on the walls bar the wallpaper (if I could I would) was made using my Xyron products.  Framed Pictures, decorated mirrors, coat racks, menu boards, lamp shades, calendars........OK we could be here all night!!!.

So here is the wall plaque and some simple instructions on how it all came together.  Don't forget to follow Xyron on Facebook and Pinterest and of course the Blog for more inspirations and be the first to know about new products and giveaways.

Family Memories

Products Used

Petaloo International Velvet Hydrangea's 
Prima Marketing Gems and Flowers and Wood Tickets
Colorbox Petal Point Chalk Pads
Pebeo Gilding Wax
Heidi Swapp 'Chartreuse' Color Shine
Ranger 'Avocado' Pearls
Websters Pages Trim and Charms

How it's made.......

I love love love these Kaisercraft photo displays, can I confess to bulk buying now.!  So this is the base of my project.

I thought that it would be easier to trace around the inside of the frame before removing from the base so I could play around with the papers........

The frame is marked out ready to go!

Decide what papers you want to use, then place them against the portion you want to cover and mark a little bigger than the outline and cut to size.......

When all pieces are cut to size run them through the Xyron 9" Creative Station........

Start putting in place, it is so quick and easy and because the adhesive is dry there is not waiting around to decorate.............

Place the frame back on top as a dry run to make sure that you're was happy with the layout....

The frame needed some colour so mix a little of the Ranger Liquid Pearls and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in a bowl and paint the mix onto the frame.....

I originally wasn't going to distress the papers but after placing the frame back on top to see how it looked I decided the papers needed a little help blending with the frame so I just rubbed around the edges with the chalk pad and then I stuck the frame in place......

Now to decorate!!!!!, I play around with the rub on's trying them in different combinations until you're happy and then put them in place.............

Using the Crafter's Companion Tags 1 Die cut a tag and apply a rub on, use the foam pads for dimension.......

Distress the wooden embellishments using the same mix as the frame and rub with some of the copper Pebeo Gilding wax and use the Xyron 5" Creative Station to apply adhesive.................

Rub around the edges .............................

Apply to the project in seconds, no waiting for it to dry :)...............

Continue to decorate, you can never have too much bling!.....................

 When you have finished decorating give the project a light coating of the Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle..........

And that's it!!!!,

Fast, Fun and ready to hang.

Thank's for stopping by my Blog and don't forget to visit Xyron on Facebook, Blog and Pinterest!.

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  1. I downloaded shadow box cut files for my Silhouette and have been looking for inspiration to get them done. Your tutorial hit the ball out of the park for me. I retire in 6 days and I am now inspired and ready to go! Thank you so much - your tips and instructions are crystal clear.

  2. Wowza!! Awesome...Love,Love Love!! Thanks!

  3. Absolutely stunning Sharon, love it.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  4. Wow, the Shadow Box is so gorgeous Sharon! I love it!

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my Blog.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X


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