Monday, June 30, 2008

Glimmer Mist Project (Wooden chest)

First.. so I dont forget to tell you about it.... Check out the great Crafty Secrets giveaway over at
"I inspire me" We would LOVE to have you come over and play along! This blog has some rock'n stuff going on!
(great mention on Saturdays ScrapScene post) wtg Lana


Also ...if want a free download of some great sheet music... Here you go!


I'm always so impressed with how Glimmer Mist takes to wood. I love that it's SO easy compared to painting... esp because it's water based .. and just wipes up so easy.
This was a wooden chest I picked up at Micheal's the other day.
The colors I used on this project were
Bronze 021132
Olive Vine 02742
Spiced Pumpkin 02292

The silk flower was from a bunch I got a the dollar store and started "white".

You can see the Pattern from the Glimmer Screen here. I used a plain manilla folder to work from . Added the green first and then put my screen down and added the Bronze. I just used one screen , and moved it along as I went. Placing it randomly along the paper. I cut the manilla folder to the size I needed after it was dry and adhered it to the box,( after inking the edges.)
( I like using manilla folders for projects because not only are they super cheep,but they are long, when opened up, are a great "heavier" weight and are a great base color to start with when using Glimmer Mist) Just something I find works well.

You can see the flower better here. Those two leaves you see.. were already those colors with the glittery edges. (I just pulled them from some I had in my stash)
** The stitched look was just from using my tracing wheel along the edges. I works great on wood too.

The corner pieces and the key are from the Embossed -Regal set. This set includes 30 pieces... of flourishes, frames, keys, key holes, corners, fleur-de-leis ect... and they are all great. ( and self adhesive backed)
I fist sprayed them with "Olive Green" and then after they were dry I just lightly run my link pad over the decorative chipboard piece.. catching only the raised places. (they are embossed)
It's a great way to really show off the details of the design.

I did the same with this frame on the front. The Image inside is from the "Summertime" Image and Journal Book from Crafty Secrets.
Since your just spritzing the color on's just really easy to get into the corners inside things also.

Yesterday I had such a nice time with Jarad and Kate. They picked me up and we went to Old Settlers Days in North Bend and then....

eeeeek... a little surprise off roading in the jeep . (photo below) It was SOOO fun! I had a great time .. and it was a GORGEOUS day! Sunny and nice and cool! The country air smelled fantastic. It was just such a good time. I really enjoyed myself. ( I told Dan... he really missed out..when he was too busy mowing) lol

Thanks guys... for such a fun afternoon!

I also have to share this RAK I won on my friend Ali's blog. Woo Hoo.. it came in the mail.. and what a great bunch of ribbons!and trims!! And I mean... "a bunch". There was just a ton of goodies in there! I will put them to good use. THANKS ALI!

It's another sunny but nice and cool day here .. so I have the windows wide open and I'm taking it all in. I was so sick of the house being closed up over that LONG LONG winter.. I havent turned the central air on one time yet! It feels great to have the house open!
Hope you all enjoy your day!


Charmingdesigns said...

Love love Love it!!! Laurie

Sugar Bear said...

I love to see all the ways you use this fabulous product.

Rainy said...

Vicki, you are such an inspiration do you sell your things? This box is beautiful!!!

Sharon in NE said...

Off road jeeping? I'm ready!

What a great project that wooden box is! (A chest I could be proud of.)

Lana said...

that photo looks unreal its so lovely! and the box - jaw dropped! never ceases.... :)

Chris said...

love the glimmer mist on wood. I have tried on lots of things :D need to get a treasure chest to try it on :D

Ali said...

Vicki, you have such beautiful, classic talent...What a gorgeous treasure box!! And I am so so so happy you liked ur Ribbon RAK! LOL!

stampqueen said...

That box is just 'mouth dropping' - LOVE it!!!!
I envy you your cool weather - hot and muggy here, summer in florida...we did get some nice rain today though!!!

~Amie~ said...

what a gorgeous chest! awesome!

Jamie said...

This is so beautiful -- I enjoyed just scrutinizing each and every detail. What a fantastic piece!

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh- Glimmer Mist on wood is AMAZING- what a beautiful chest.