Graphic 45 sent me some of their new Enchanted Forest products. I received their 12x12 paper pad, stickers, and chipboard pieces. These papers are GORGEOUS! It's a medieval theme, so lots of princesses, knights in shining armour, a few dragons, and some amazing patterns!
I thought the theme was perfect for a little princess so it immediately made me think of my niece. She loves dress-up, and I used a photo of her "crowning" her grandpa.
I was inspired by the shields in the papers. I wanted to make a larger shield to display the photo and some embellishments on, so I cut a shield shape from a cardboard box and covered it with some of the patterned paper. Over the paper on the shield I added some Tattered Angels Java Glaze and some glimmer mist in the color of Tattered Leather. It achieved the aged look I was going for. Then, I also added a touch of Tattered Angel's Pewter glaze, as well. That really gave a metallic look in a few areas.
I also used a few embellishments I had on hand. These white roses are from Michael's dollar bin. I adhered them using Tombow's Mono Multi Liquid Glue, and then painted on some gold with some Camel Glimmer Glam. The gears I found on Amazon.
I also added a key from Michael's, and one of the chipboard pieces from the Enchanted Forest collection.
For the background I took a piece of the patterned paper and tore it, and then placed it behind the shield. Then, off to the right side of the shield, I attached some fabric to make it look like a curtain. I sewed just the top of the curtain down using my sewing machine.
I made a process video of this layout. I hope it gives you more detail into how I put this together. Some of these last minute touches I did off camera, but most of the process is there in the video.
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