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In the second part of the video we learn how to make a Valentine's day mailbox.
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So, we’ve got our mailbox all cut out and I’ve done a little bit of scoring with my score pal but I’m going to continue to score exactly where the cricket has made little square marks that is such a cool feature. I know exactly right where all my folds need to be because my cricket has pre-scored everything.
And then I’m just going to go ahead and fold this and you can make little creases with your brown folder if you want to. Make them nice and crisp so that your mailbox will stand up nice and sturdy.
But before we put the piece of bond and put it all together, we want to decorate the outside of our mailbox. And we’re going to be doing that with a couple of different things. The first thing that we’re going to be doing is preparing our frame. And she has really cool vintage pieces that we create at customcraft.com but this doesn’t really match my design for my very fancy mailbox because I’ve got a little bit of sparkle and shimmer. So, I’m going to put a little bit of bling on this. And I’m going to do that now os it has a little bit of chance to dry while we’re doing our other stuffs.
This happens to be the vintage frame and it just comes one in a package. So, you can do view that on their website. And I’m going to just take a little bit of flour sack and spread it out evenly over my frame using a little paint brush. And then just spread it out evenly and then I’m going to be using some of my doodle bag sugar in covering my frame.
And then after it’s dry, let’s stuff that off. You can see what kind of shimmering sparkle. We’ve done a couple different things here. We’ve used the stamp and the stamp is The Bank of True Love stamp that is from the heart collection. And then we’ve also used this kind of an angel wing stamp and this comes from the Royal Script Collection. And then on the other side, we used some of the seven gypsies, acrylic stamps which we carry and you can find that on their website. And then we also used the mini ornate script stamp which is down here in the bottom corner.
Actually these stamps are so neat because you can take them off, you can use them on a rock a block which is what we’re going to be doing today. And then you can put them back on the sheet where they belong and you can keep them all nice and organized. And you get quite a few stamps in the one collection.
So, I’m going to start by doing the Bank of Love and a little bit helpful if you kind of fold your mailbox up as you’re working .Just to remind yourself which way is up. It’s kind of sometimes you loose a little bit of perspective. So, I’m going to be painting the side this way. It’s what I think my Bank of True Love and I’m going to be using the tottered rose ink, this is the Distress ink.
And then my front is bigger than my sides, so I’m going to just use a scrap piece of paper and put that over the part where I don’t want the ink to get. So, I’m going to ink up my stamp with the tottered rose. And then I’m going to stamp my image on the side and it’s mounted. The stamp is mounted on one of my clear rock a blocks.
Okay. There’s my stamped image. And then on the other side, I’m going to be doing the script. So again, you can fold your mailbox up just to remind yourself which side is the right side up. And then again, I’m going to kind of block off parts that I don’t want to be stamped and I’m going to be using that small script. And again tottered rose and I’m going to be stamping it kind of like an offset so on a diagonal.
Okay. And then I have one side that has kind of my script stamped—on the side where I stamped my angel wing, I used some of the perfect pearls which is are really cool product if you haven’t seen it before, you should check out some of our other videos. Where you stamped the image was this kind of a glue medium and then the perfect pearl which is kind of like an eye shadow or a powdery sticks to that adhesive. And I’m using the flower red color which is part of the jewel collection and they come in a set of four so you get all four colors and then you get a little perfect medium which is that glue medium that we’re talking about and the powder sticks to the glue which is kind of a really cool effect.
So, I’ve got my angel wings here and I’ve got my perfect medium and you just like you’re using the regular ink here, get that nice and wet and then I’ve got my forever red here. And again, you probably wan to use some scrap paper so that you don’t stamp where you don’t want it to go. I’m going to stamp my angels down. And then I can’t see anything right now, got the clear medium but when I moved the perfect pearls over the stamped image, you’ll start to see it come to life.
Okay. And then I just dust, I use my large brush that comes with my perfect pearls and I dust off my excess so that you can really see that stamped image. Okay. And then if you want to add just a little bit more shimmer to the top of the mailbox like I did here, you can run some double stick tape like a score pal tape and I just ran three strips down the centers of each section and I’m just going to trim off my excess here.
And I’m working on my ranger craft knot because I’m going to do a lot of over spilling of the doodle bag sugar glitter and I want to make sure that I dump on excess back into the jar. I’m just removing the liner to expose that sticky and then just damp that white sugar or you could leave one liner on and do a couple white strips and then maybe a red strip or a pink strip. It would be kind of cute. Okay. And then when dump your excess off, you three strips that are all glittered.