Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sakura Hobby Craft and a Design Team call

Last month I attended CHA - the Craft and Hobby Association convention in Los Angeles, California.  Its something that as a designer I love to do, to see new things, try new things and meet new and old friends.  This year I was priviledged to work in the Best Creation Inc. booth, but in my time off I was free to visit the other manufacturer booths.  This is where I met Terri and learned about Sakura Hobby Craft products.  She was doing a make n take using jewelry findings and 3D Crystal Lacquers so I decided to try it.  The samples were so gorgeous and I could immediately see where this craft could cross over to scrapbooking as well.  We used 3 colors of the Crystal Lacquer, used a toothpick to swirl the colors, allowed it to dry and then later we were sent home with the dry project and a tube of the clear Crystal Lacquer to finish the pendant.  I took it a little further once I got home and added an epoxy which I made from Best Creation Inc paper using my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio and a couple of gems.  I applied the clear Crystal Lacquer and then pressed my additional items onto the wet surface.  Check out my pendant:
While visiting the booth I saw that there was a Design Team call.....so I applied, and I got a call a couple days later that I was chosen to make a project for the call!  Terri gave me a couple of colors of lacquer and the clear lacquer to complete this project, and I am ready to share with you all what I did!

I created this wall hanging:
And I would love to share how it was created!!  I used the colored Crystal Lacquer (yellow) and outlined the thin chipboard scrolled hearts and frame, let it dry and then sprayed Glimmer mist on them.  The lacquer repelled the Glimmer Mist for the most part, I did allow it to pool some on the lacquer for some color variation.  Once the chipboard was completely dry I applied the clear Crystal Lacquer. On the frame a sprinkled some coarse clear glitter while the lacquer was dry to give it a bit of sparkle. I used one of the chipboard hearts as a frame for a photo of my mom and I and covered that with the Crystal Lacquer as well.
I also used the Crystal Lacquer on a white rose and sprinkled it with coarse glitter as well:
I popped up my frame over some Webster's Pages papers (from the Hollywood Vogue line) for some depth and then cut out some additional roses from the papers and popped several of them up as well, and then I put a coat of Crystal Lacquer over a few of them.....and I have to say that I love how the lacquer enhanced the colors in the papers!!
This will go to my mom as a just because gift......I know she already loves it!!

I thank you for stopping by to see my Sakura Hobby Craft project and hope that you will cross your fingers for me for the Design Team call!!  Check out the blog to see lots of fun projects!


floridagirl said...

absolutely Gorgeous Julie - You rocked this project!!

Tracey Taylor said...

You outdid yourself with these!!!! WOW!

Kelly C said...

stunning project! Good luck!!