Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gypsy Frame Glass Transfer for Zeus and Zoe

Hello Everyone!

I did some upcycling that I wanted to share with everyone.  I have this picture frame that I like, but I didn't like the color of the fake wood.  This frame became the perfect candidate for a Zeus and Zoe make over.

First I coated the frame with gesso.

After the first coat of gesso, I added torn strips of pages from an old book.

I did not cover the entire frame with the vintage paper.  I left some areas with only gesso and overlapped the papers in other areas. Ensuring complete dryness, I let the frame sit overnight.  I began painting with the frame.

On the Graphic Fairy's website, I found this image.  I recolored her blouse in photoshop, because I didn't want the bright yellow.  

I took Mod Podge and coated one of the pieces of glass, then I took the print out and placed it carefully over the glass.  You have to be very careful if you are using an inkjet printer image, as to not smear the image.

The gypsy image was also left to dry overnight.  Once dry, I misted the back of the paper with water. 

Rub the damp paper carefully to remove most of the paper from the glass, being careful to leave the image.

I finished embellishing the frame with goodies.  I beaded dangly metal circles to string across the inside edge of the frame, as a nod to my gypsy image.

The frame can be used with the gypsy image as decor.  Or since this frame can be seen from either side, you could still place a picture inside and have the gypsy image on the back.

Thanks for having a look!

To find cool vintage items, visit the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop!

I am also entering this project into the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #148, as I couldn't bring myself to part with this frame.  I always know that I can "do something with that."

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring has Sprung, Punky Scraps #74 with Zeus and Zoe

The April mood board for the new Punky Scraps challenge has made me appreciate the great spring weather.  

After freezing in Wisconsin, the weather is Germany has been beautiful.  Everything is blooming, and smells wonderful; except for the sheep on the edge of town.

The April challenge, #74, closes at 2355 PST, on May 20.  You have plenty of time time to join in the fun!   Click "HERE" to enter.

I used some vintage elements from Zeus and Zoe on this LO.  The pink crocheted flower, the book print of the little girl, the fussy cut bird and the metal butterfly are all from Zeus and Zoe.

Best yet, this is the last project that I will have to complete with only my magic suitcase.  My home goods are delivered tomorrow!  Woohoo!  Thanks for having a look!

Visit the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop:

or you can visit the Zeus and Zoe blog "HERE."

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Queen Has Spoken

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has a great challenge today. Our alphabet soup theme continues.

Challenge #5: Q is for Queen 

You must use a crown or bling.

Here is my offering for the challenge.


Upload your card for the challenge here, by April 18, 2355 EDT. (11:55pm)

Please have a look at what my fellow snarky sisters have put together for this challenge.
You should get a few giggles :)

I am still working out of my craft supply suitcase (see previous post), and I don't currently have access to a printer, so the sentiment is computer generated.  No one wants to see my handwriting on the front of their card.

 However, this should be the last SoSS challenge that I will have work with limited supplies.
My house hold goods arrive this week!

I know that I must attend to the kitchen, bed linens, and spring clothing first. Then I am going through all of my craft goodies. It will take me forever to get organized again.