Frieda’s Nekkid Layers

Hi everyone! Maggi here with two more projects from November’s guest designer, Frieda Oxenham! She has created some amazing projects with our new Bare Nekkid Paper Craft Kit.

One is this mini album cover:

Frieda shares her process:

Using the various papers from the kit, stamp on 6 large flowers, 6 medium and 6 small ones. There are many stamps like this available. The choice is up to you but I used Hero Arts Magical Flower CG284 (the large flower) and Hero Arts Layered Flowers CL496 (the medium and small flower). Cut out and colour in. I used Promarkers for this (remember not to use Staz-on for the stamping in that case!).

Layer them up, 1 large flower at the bottom, followed by 1 medium and 1 small one to make a total of 6 flowers. Stitch them together from the bottom, add a sequin and a size 11 seed bead. Miss the bead but go through the sequin and flowers again to the back. Knot off the thread, cut it and tape the ends down at the back. Glue the 6 flowers to the front of the cover.

And here is a page for the album:

And Frieda says:

Cut a piece sized 5 x 7” from one of the decorative pages from the kit and stamp with a textured stamp all over the surface. I used text but merely as a texture so have used it mainly upside down so as not to distract from the main focal point. Layer black lace behind this piece and stitch around all the edges. Add a small vintage handkerchief on point on top and stitch down.

Add a strip of the circle paper as shown and stitch down. On top of all this add a torn piece of painted paper and stitch down. Add the self-adhesive letters MY HEART (from the kit) to the rusty heart and add Glossy Accents on top of each letter. Let dry. Glue on the heart as shown using Diamond Glaze or another strong adhesive. Finally, make holes in the left hand side corresponding with the holes of the album and set in eyelets. Glue the page to one of the pages of the album.

Wowzers! Frieda has a way with layering, does she not? Her use of stitching really adds a special touch to her projects that always leaves me drooling! Thanks Frieda!

There’s more to come from Frieda next week so make sure to tune in! In the meantime, don’t forget that both this kit, Bare Nekkid and mini kit, Nearly Nekkid are now available in the Gauche Alchemy store.

Now go glue (or stitch!) something awesome to some awesome something! 😀



2 Responses

  1. Gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors and subtle patterns of her mini and all of the texture and grunge on the page. Great mix of techniques and I am DEFINITELY going to give something like this a go.

  2. GASP!!! LOVE that layrred flower mini book cover!!! The idea is so simple and has so much graphic impact- WONDERFUL!!! I can see a million uses for those flowers… Frida ROCKS!!!!!! Love the second cover as well- the stitching and layering is fabulous- love that vintage napkin in combo with the rusty heart and paper backing…. really beautiful.

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