Hi bloggers, for this weeks Bee Crafty DT blog post for Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty I wanted to share a couple of MDF samples I made for Bev's recent shows on Hochanda (Monday 5th June). Now this was a first for me as I've never used MDF before, plus I got to play with the fabulous new Lustre Luxe too! You definitely need Lustre Luxe in your life, this is a metallic paint which is so creamy and shiny - and it gives amazing coverage! I've used it on card, MDF and various types of ribbon.
Materials needed -
- MDF tags
- Lustre Luxe (Moonstone, Sea Green & Golden Gate)
- Art stamps: Birds & Butterflies set 1
- Large Birds & Butterflies - Bird On Branch
- Large Birds & Butterflies - Large Butterfly
- WORDage set: Everyday sentiments set 1
- Backdrop Stamps XL - Script
- Onyx Black Versafine ink
- White lace
- White organza
- Glue & Foam pads
I used blending foam to apply Moonstone Lustre Luxe over the MDF tag. On spare white card I stamped the large bird, 2 small butterflies and a sentiment using Versafine ink. I took a little Sea Green Lustre Luxe and mixed it with some water, and used this to colour the birds and butterflies, and I added them to the tag with foam pads. I also used the Lustre Luxe/water mix to splatter some green over the MDF tag. I die cut the sentiment, then used blending foam to apply some Sea Green Lustre Luxe. The Lustre Luxe was also really easy to apply to the lace, and I then tied it through the hole on the tag.
For this tag I again used blending foam to apply Moonstone Lustre Luxe, and when dry (which doesn't take long at all!) I used Versafine ink to stamp the script all over, and to also stamp 2 large butterflies and a sentiment on to spare white card. I blended Sea Green and Golden Gate Lustre Luxe over the sentiment then cut out, and attached to the tag using foam pads. I mixed the Lustre Luxe with a little water and used it to add some colour to the butterflies, cut them out, and glued to the MDF tag. To finish off I added some colour to some white organza ribbon using the Lustre Luxe, and tied this through the hole at the top.
So that's my first ever MDF creations complete, and I can't wait to get another play with some more, plus I'll shortly be putting in an order for some more Lustre Luxe as I NEED the purple and blue now!
Until next week, happy crafting everyone.