I was thrilled to win a prize on the Graphic 45 Twitter contest a couple of weeks ago, and finally got some time to play with the gorgeous paper collection
The colors are so rich and deep that they need little to make them shine. I only used a bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink in places to make them a tad richer.
This is a long one, so, get a cuppa and get comfortable. I'll lead you through it.
The base is one of my favorite pieces from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. It's the Large Tower Shrine Kit (9 1/4 inches) and it couldn't have worked any better with these papers. It was like they were designed to go together!!!
This shows 4 pieces of paper cut and layered as a rectangle that will be glued to the Masonite shown here. Perfect size!
The 8x8 paper pad comes with 3 sheets of each paper, so I was able to cut 2 exact same pieces for the inside of the roof. Use an exacto knife to cut out the slot needed as shown here.
My favorite color combo ....red, black, ivory, and brown. I cut apart the strips of back letters and numbers to make a frame for the Typography sign.
Four of the side sections are just cut and glued to the inner sides. The 2 larger ones are each 2 layers of papers cut to fit the middle of the side pieces.
The Middle section is covered with a gorgeous sheet of Celebrate. Then layers of cutouts are added. I lay out my pieces before gluing it all together. NOTE: the side sections are upside down in this picture....would not have fit together well if glued as shown!!!
Here I've glued papers on and set it up to see exactly where to put the next layer of pictures.
Mark with a pencil where your shelves will be before gluing the next layer on.
The sides have 4 different paper layers ending with the Numbers in the center top.
The entire back section will be covered with paper. I trimmed off a strip of edging and glued it to the right side of this portion.
More cut outs are glued on to add balance.
I painted some wooden legs with 2 bright shades of blue Fresco Paint. The bottles sit nicely onf the back edge, and 3 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes were also added.
The roof is decorated with small Regal Stencil Border Strips from Retro Cafe Art and are painted with Fresco Paints in 2 different colors to make them look weathered. Use a punch to cut out the medallion for the roof.
It comes as a straight cutout and I trimmed it to fit. Worked perfectly!
This is probably my favorite section of the papers since it's so brilliant with color, and it says CREATIVE!
I painted the Letterpress Blocks with several different shades of Fresco Paints and set them on the shelves. The phrases are some of my favorites, too.
The back is as fun as the inside!
As always, thanks to Graphic 45 for an outstanding collection of papers and to Kristin for her wonderful Coffee Break Designs at RCAG.
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