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Thursday, April 11, 2013

ReNae is back with a Parisian Plaque!

Hello Bloggers!
Long time no see!  I am back today with a project to share with you.  Last time I posted I had mentioned my computer laptop was malfunctioning.  I think I finally have it fixed, so without further adieu, let's get caught up!

My Vintage Parisian Plaque was a class project I taught at Ink Paper Rubber in Overland Park, KS.
This project was really fun!  I was inspired by the Prima paper line called "Divine",  It has a pretty image of a girl dancing so I used that paper as a background on the tray, then filled in the sections with various keys, buttons, gems, dolls, and picture frames.  Each person in the class was encouraged to bring in personal ephemera to use on their tray.  All the products used here are available at Ink Paper Rubber in Downtown Overland Park, Kansas.  Their address is 7220 W. 80th St., Overland Park, KS.
Stop in and tell Jen or Manna you want to make a Parisian Plaque, and they'll be happy to assist you!

Here is a photo of my tray and how I designed it:
The Parisian Plaque
Here are the steps to make this tray:

Cut up the paper into rectangles and place in the corresponding section.
Add pearls, lace and metal embellishment to tray.
Embellish the girl with pearls as seen above.
I used vintage lace I received from my friend Lotta,  and added the word "Paris" to the metal above.
Close up of metal embellishment
Adhere flat-backed pearls to edges of plaque as seen above.
Close-up of pearl trim and lace.
I used fabric glue and Glossy Accents to adhere these.
Continue to add your favorite embellies...from keys to flowers to frames.
I used Vintaj Patinas to age the metal embellishments.
I die cut an Eiffel Tower and distressed it,
then added vintage buttons and Charlotte dolls, a cameo and bird's nest.
Close up of section

Prima Flowers and a Maya Road button
Prima Flowers and Prima Trinkets, aged with Vintaj Patina
Close up of the bird's nest section.  I used paper from the paper line, cut it out
and put it in the frame and covered it with Glossy Accents.
Tim Holtz "Frozen Charlotte" dolls
Vintage buttons and a Cameo
Prima trinkets and flowers
Tim Holtz bottles filled with pearls
So pretty
I attached a fleur-de-lis earring at the base to add to the Parisian theme.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that you try a plaque at home.  They are fun and easy, and can be given as gifts for brides, graduation or any special event.  Make it your own by using personal ephemera that means a lot to you or your special one.  Have fun, and Happy Creating!

Another project tomorrow!  I promise!


pattyo said...

Oh my goodness, ReNae! This is breathtaking! I've been afraid to try one of these trays, but you've inspired me. I love all the trinkets you used (haven't seen a lot of these before) and those beautiful Prima papers. Made my day seeing this! On a side note, does the stamp store you teach at carry Magnolia Ink stamps? Oh, and glad to see you back!

Crabtree-Creations said...

Hi Patty!
It's good to be back! Many of these items are available online but most scrspbooking stores carry some type of trinket or embellishments. If you try Joann's or Michaels they often have cute things too!
Be creative! Look for old keys and buttons, single earrings(we all have one of those right?) old necklaces, junk jewelry, old silver ware, old spools of thread, tiny ceramic figures, old lace and trims, bottle caps, pretty stones or polished rocks, old toys, and go to the hobby store too...miniatures look cute.
Flowers, tiny birds and bird nests, bugs and butterflies make cute embellishments!
Good luck!
P.S. I don't know any place local that carries Magnolia stamps. The one place that did is going out of business.

Connie Riley said...

Hello ReNae. Your class was so much fun and the Parisian Plaque is addictive. I've been tinkering with mine ever since the class. I hope to stop soon so I can show you what the "finished" product looks like! Thanks for your creative genius!

Crabtree-Creations said...

Connie please email a photo of your plaque! I'll post it here!