Hello, crafty friends! I hope this blog post finds you all safe and well. I know this situation we are all facing right now with the Coronavirus is very unsettling. But I hope that you are holding up as best as possible. All we can do is stay positive, right? Stay at home and wash our hands. And be thankful for creative outlets at times like these. I do find that doing a little something creative each day really does help. So today I wanted to share one of my latest crafty projects, a sweet Theodore bear altered frame home decor piece that I made recently for the Ranger Ink Projects Page.
Theodore bear is just so stinkin’ cute! He is from the ‘new’-ish Colorize die line from Tim Holtz and Sizzix, part of the Chapter 1 2020 release. Really love these latest characters, and am so happy that the Colorize line has been simplified a bit this year.
For this frame, I made a outdoorsy natural background scene using Distress Oxide ink and a few garden green dies from the Tim Holtz collection. The lucky clover in Theodore’s mouth was made using a small heart die from the Falling Hearts die set. The sentiment is a combo of the new Tiny Type Alphanumeric dies and an older script word set.
I have become a bit addicted to creating an old-world Venetian plaster-like finish using Distress Crackle Texture paste. It’s one of my current favorite techniques, and I love the soft shabby crackled texture it adds to the sky background here. Great way to add extra detail without taking anything away from the main attraction, Mr. Theodore Bear.
If you’d like to learn more about my process, I have the complete tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog. Just click here.
Keep well, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used are linked below:
Sizzix Handwritten Celebrate die set- now retired