My papercraft and card making projects

Sunday, 3 June 2012

time flies when im with you

[happy jubilee ma'am!]

i have been playing with my frantage products again which i got from the stamp man

this time i also used a frantage stamp which says 'time flies when i'm with you'
i cut out the weathered clock and distressed it with ranger verdigris, vintage photo and broken china embossing powders
on the 'centre' piece i stamped my image with black archival after twice embossing the surface with ranger enamelware embossing powder.  when i reheated it the stamped image 'sank' into the embossed surface.
the base card was spritzed with an instant coffee dilution, then i roughly stamped large text in dove grey, and the wings in coffee archival.  the edges were 'frantaged' by using a tombow gluestick on the edges then dipping it into a mixture of powders and mica and fragments, then heated from underneath.
i wanted to give it a real good frantage-ing, so i cut some mini gogs and used different metallic embossing powders [cosmic shimmer, ranger] on each one and a large mdf die cut cog from my ebay stash.  the clock is adhered with doubled sided pads to lift it off the card a little and so i could get the large cog under it.
then i liberally sprinkled lots of frantage mica flakes, fragments and glitter over the cogs.   again i heated from above using my chefs blowtorch!!  im gonna set off the fire alarm one day cos some of the edges do catch!!  but it really works to melt the powders on a deep surface that cannot get the heat through from underneath, and a heat gun would just blow the powders away.

here are some close-ups of the frantage detail

i really love the ultimate grungy look this gives!  it looks like the cogs are melded together.


  1. Wonderful card Tony, you've worked wonders with the Frantage on the cogs. Gorgeous colouration on the clockface too. Px

  2. Totally fab, I LOVE it!!!!



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