Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Stampendous and Patty PopOns...Creating Magic from Puzzle Pieces

The Stampendous team is playing with Patty PopOns Puzzle Pieces all of this week, in a challenge to put a new spin on an originally child-oriented product. And we are up for the challenge! Lol. I have to admit, these foam puzzle pieces stumped me a bit in the beginning, but I'm loving the end result. A bit "childlike", but not at all "childish".

I had this wood banner/plaque that I'd purchased from a "big box store". Originally, the hanger was stapled on the back to hang horizontally, not vertically. So I pulled it loose on one side, brushed it with white paint, and stapled it to hang vertically.

I also gave it a few light washes of paint, using Ranger Distress Paints (Cracked Pistachio, Weathered Wood, and Picket Fence). I stamped the Stampendous Cling Delicate Snow set in Versamark ink randomly over the plaque, and embossed them in the new Stampendous Sparkle Puff embossing powder.
While the Sparkle Puff and Versamark were out, I used them to cover my three PopOns pieces in sparkly white textural goodness. I only wish you could see the end result...sooooo much sparkle! I noticed as I heated the embossing powder, that the foam puzzle pieces tended to curve a bit, which was perfect for what I wanted! Each piece was also stamped with the snowflake designs using Black VersaCraft ink, and heated slightly to set the ink. I tried other inks on a sample piece, but none would be crisp and dark enough over the embossed base. The fact that the pieces were curved presented a challenge for adhering them to the board. I didn't want to flatten them. So I broke out my favorite glue for projects like this...Quick Grip by Beacon Adhesives! I only needed to add a small dab where each piece would touch the board and/or each
other. Instant perfection!

I found some of these Chip Chatter chipboard letters, and spelled the word "SNOW". Each was painted in the same wash of colors. Micro teal glitter was sprinkled over the wet paint, and a light spray of cheap hairspray set it so that it couldn't be wiped off. Each of the letters was adhered with Quick Grip as well, as I knew that the self-adhesive pieces on the back of the letters would not adhere over the Sparkle Puff embossed pieces.
For a bit of fun, I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento, and colored with Copics, the House Mouse Designs® Sledding Santa. I dabbed Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste for snow at the base, and sprinkled it with Fran•tagĂ© Spoonful of Snow, a wonderful combination of various sizes of crystal glitter, white embossing powder, and Shaved Ice. Once again, I only wish you could see how much sparkle achieved! Obviously, it was necessary to heat this, which caused it to puff up even more, and heating the Shaved Ice produces a gorgeous iridescence.
The image was cut out, and adhered to the PopOns with Quick Grip again, adding his flying knit cap to the "O" on the design. The end result is sparkly, sweet, light weight for shipping, and a wonderful bit of decor for the whole magical winter season.

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barbara macaskill said...

Magnificent!! I love the colors and this is such a beautiful creation!!! I am waiting for Patty to get back to me with some questions on these puzzle pieces!! I can't wait to get my hands on these!!! TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is snow cute!!! I couldn't resist. LOL