Hi everyone! Maggi here with the last two projects from November’s guest designer, Frieda Oxenham! We have loved having Frieda with us and drooling over her projects using our new Bare Nekkid Paper Craft Kit. Today we’ve got two more pages for the mini album Frieda made using the kit and here is the first one:
Frieda tells us her process:
Rub the surface with both a gold and a sepia inkpad. Stitch a length of the lace from the kit along the bottom edge. Tear a piece of text paper, rub the edges with a sepia stamp pad. Tear a slightly smaller piece of craft cork, stamp with a text stamp (I used KK2622 Life connects… from Hampton Art Stamps), and age the edges as above. Tear an even smaller piece of brown paper (I used the wrapping paper the kit came in), stamp on the eye (The All Seeing Eye from Uptown Design) and age the edges as above.
Layer up all these pieces as shown on top of the corrugated card and stitch together by machine using a decorative thread. Sew slowly! There are a lot of layers but your machine should manage fine. If you prefer, you could also glue all these layers together, one at a time. Stamp a small tag with the text from Life Consists… stamp (see above) and adhere as shown with a brad. Stick on the self-adhesive EYE letters (Real Life Antique Letters). Adhere the black vintage brooch as shown through the corrugated ribbles of the cardstock. (I found this in a second-hand shop so you probably won’t find something identical but search through your own vintage treasures and I’m sure you’ll find something equally suitable!)
And last but certainly not least, this beautiful “Love” page:
And Frieda says:
Attach fringe to one of the short sides and batting. Machine quilt the layers together using your preferred method. Zigzag stitch the long sides closed. Transfer an image from a cabinet card to cotton, using a fabric sheet and following the manufacturers’ instructions. Layer with a piece of sepia coloured transparent fabric and stitch onto your background as shown. Sew on a strip of lace and the brown wire ribbon from the kit to the left of this image. Machine stitch 3 lines to the bottom with metallic thread.
Add embellishment as follows:
Sew on 3 buttons from the kit on top of the brown wire ribbon
Sew size 11 seed beads around the edge of the image
Glue on 4 photo corners (also from kit)
Sew on 5 vintage buttons to the bottom of the piece as shown
Glue on the self-adhesive LOVE letters (from the kit)
From all of us here at Gauche Alchemy, we’d like to thank Frieda for being our guest designer this month. Thank you Frieda for playing with our kit and sharing your wonderful talent with us! Don’t forget that both this kit, Bare Nekkid and the mini kit, Nearly Nekkid are now available in the Gauche Alchemy store.
Now go glue something awesome to some awesome something! 😀
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