She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in welcoming extra special guest Paula Cheney to our blog today! She’s made a super fun project to share with us today! So sit down in a comfy chair, grab a yummy beverage, and read on to learn more!

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Hi friends  I’m glad to be back at Simon Says Stamp sharing a project all about the spirit of adventure.  This is the time of year when many people set goals and travel plans for the upcoming months.  I hope you will catch the message of this project and begin a path to get out there and do something you have always dreamed about!  Now follow along as I show you all the layers to create this project.  

Gather supplies: Correspondence Paper Stash, small Vignette Tray, Collage Medium and Collage Brush.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Cut paper to fit the Vignette Tray.  I used envelope paper on the inside of the tray and the red and blue mail stripe on the outside.  Collage Medium will work perfectly to adhere the paper to the wood.   I also like to add a thin layer of Collage Medium over the surface to seal the paper.  Once dry, add Design Tape to the edge of the tray.  I like this one from the French pack because it has very small script that fits with our travel theme.  You might need to add a bit of Collage Medium on the corners.  Design Tape sticks to the wood tray but it does not like to stick to itself, so I added a bit of glue where the tape is layered at the corners.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Scribble Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon over the Design Tape and rub with a damp finger to smudge.  Set aside.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Did you know there are new trim packs from Stampers Anonymous?  Each package comes with 4”, 5” and 6” trims in two different widths.  They also come in three different styles – Scallop, Pinked, and Bracket.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

I am using three pieces of the scallop trim.  Two that are the same size and one that is narrower.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Use Collage Medium to glue the pieces together to create a small shelf.  

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Paint the shelf with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  Once dry, use your fingertip to smear Opaque Crackle Texture Paste over the surface.  Ranger Opaque Crackle dries quickly and adheres to the surface like glue. I have never had an instance of flaking when I color the crackle after it is dry. In my opinion it is a vast improvement from the crackle paste we have all used in the past.  Set it aside to dry for least 30 minutes before moving on to the next step.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Scribble the crayon over the crackled surface.  Dip your fingertip into water and rub over the crayon so that it flows in the all the cracks.  Now because this shelf has a stair-step, I used a paint brush to pick up some crayon from my Glass Media Mat so I could work it into the scallops. If you get too much, just pounce with a wet wipe.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Pounce Distress Embossing Ink over the SURFACE of a Quote Token (try not to squish the pad into the recessed words). Place token onto a paper surface and pour Embossing Powder Super Fine Gold over the token.  Tap the back of the token to knock off the excess powder.  I used a soft brush to gently brush away powder that was covering the words.  Use an embossing gun to melt the powder.  Do not touch the token till cooled.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Use Picket Fence Distress Crayon to fill in the words of the token.  Wipe away any excess with a wet wipe.  Add jump ring and chain to the Quote Token.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

To hang the Quote Token, add a screw eye (from the Vignette Hardware pack) to the Vignette Tray.  It’s easiest if you make a hole in the wood with an awl and then add the screw eye, twisting until secure.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Add 3D foam squares to the back of postcard from the new Layers Remnants pack, centering in the top portion of the tray.  Adhere two red stamps from the Keepsakes pack to the postcard behind the chain.  I also added foam squares to the back of the Quote Token to keep it from swinging.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Spray a few pieces of ephemera from the Keepsakes pack with Distress Resist Spray.  The Resist spray will coat the surface and leave a shiny finish once dry.  NOTE: you will need to use a Splat Box when spraying Distress Resist Spray because it sticks to any surface!

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Adhere the shelf to the tray with 3D Foam Squares.  Add the flower ephemera with thin 3D Foam Squares (they are 1/2 the thickness of the the standard 3D foam square).

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Bend a Metal Gate until it breaks.  Weave dyed idea-ology Mummy Cloth (this was a Halloween product that I should have bought more of!) through the Metal Gate and glue into place.  Make sure the ends of the gate are touching the sides of the tray, leaving a gap between the two pieces.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Use tweezers to manipulate the Mummy Cloth in and out of the gate.  Add additional Collage Medium in small areas to keep it in place.  Set aside to dry.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Color the clothes of a Baseboard Doll with Distress Crayons.  The new Baseboard Dolls look like Paper Dolls but they are mounted on heavy chipboard so they do not bend. I like to scribble the crayons onto the Glass Media Mat, then pick it up with a damp (not wet) cotton swab.  The crayon goes on easily and the color does not fade.  

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Use a double stack of 3D foam squares to add the Baseboard Doll to the scene where the gate is broken.  She has her suitcase and she is ready to travel the world!

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

Add a Compass Coin with spinner to show her the way, a train ticket from the ephemera pack, and a wishbone.  The wishbone is placed so all her wishes run out the bottom and into the universe!

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

I added a sentiment from the Clipping stickers to the shelf because it was just the perfect words for the project.  I am convinced you will always find the right words on one of the four sheets in the package!

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

I did add a bit of moss but not under her feet because there is no moss growing there…she’s on the move!

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

You can see more of the dimension at an angle (the secret is always foam squares).

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

The last thing to ‘age’ is the new Hardware Heads.  They come in two sizes and in four designs.  And you might as well just buy a boatload now because you are going to need a lot of these.  I tapped the top with a bit of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then once they were dry I pounced Mushroom Alcohol Ink over the top. Just one quick pounce was enough.

She Dreams of Adventure by Paula Cheney

I added two Hardware Heads to the top of the postcard.  No more brad legs to punch a hole and bend back..just glue these in place!

Thank you for following along today!  I hope this project has inspired you to move forward with a long held dream and make it come to life.  

Now carry on, paula

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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Paula for being our special guest!

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