Hello Scrappers, it's Aida here !
No matter on which side of the world we are, Mother's Day is a much looked forward to event for many families. In Singapore where I'm from, restaurants are packed with multi-generational families enjoying a meal together where mums, grandmothers and aunts are presented with bouquets of flowers.
Today my project is a gift idea for a Mother's Day and can be displayed in the home. More than anything I wanted a project that was understated, elegant and timeless, with touches of pale gold, When it was finally done, I have to say it made me happy to see the piece come together as how it was imagined.
Die cut 2 Butterflies in chipboard and 1 in white cardstock with : 656552, Bigz, Butterfly #2
I like working with MDF tiles as they are easily available at Dollar stores all over Singapore. If you prefer, you can use canvas as well.
Glue 2 chipboard Butterfly shaped die-cuts together, then adhere to the top corner of the 8"x8" MDF tile. This is to create height and a 3-D feel to the project. Next, a layer of white gesso was applied to even out the tone for the base of the project. Once completely dry, I painted the whole piece in soft shades of blush pink, pale green and yellow.
Select a stencil you like and press Distress Paints over the design (here I used a Tattered Angel's stencil). Press the stencil (with the paint side down) to the die-cut cardstock Butterfly.
Working quickly, pour UTEE over the Butterfly making sure you get a good layer of UTEE where the paint is wet. Melt the UTEE with a heating tool. This will create a resist for the other mediums.
Ink the Butterfly with Distress Inks Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed. Gold gilding paste has become a staple in my projects and when using this, you have to remember to be very sparing, less is really more ! Rub the paste gently on to the embossed parts of the butterfly.
Using Little Sizzles 6x13 mat-board in cream sheet, die-cut the word MOM using the Bigz Serif Essentials die.
Embossing with UTEE in the usual way will give a slightly mottled look, with tiny pits in the finishing. This is perfect for gilding as the texture will look more worn rather than slick.
Die cut a small round frame using 657094 Sizzlits die-set 3pk Decorative Frames set. Color using the same inks as the word MOM.
Finally assemble the whole project by adding embellishments of your choice.
The pieces all assembled.
I love that the letters with the gold gilding turned out how I wanted !
Thank you for dropping by, have a wonderful Mother's Day !
Nothing says "I Love You" more than a handmade gift! Visit our die cutting project gallery at Sizzix.com for more Mother's Day project ideas that are sure to put a smile on your Mom's face this Mother's Day!