Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Painted Medallion...A Tutorial

Hello crafty friends! Last week I had a post up on the Maja Design blog with a tutorial to make a painted medallion. I saw Amy make one and I absolutely loved the look of it, so I went and made my own. I made a step-by-step picture tutorial, but first, here's the end result:

I'm using Maja Design's Vintage Spring Basics for my theme. I'm in love with the soft yellows of the March papers. To start, you need a scoring board, stylus, paint brush, pearl paint and coarse glitter. Cut a 1 & 1/2" inch strip off of 12" patterned paper. I used 1st of March-bs paper. 

Score paper at 1/4" increments. I make the pleats a little bigger so that the glitter will be more visible.

Accordion fold paper, but not too tightly because we have to paint it and add glitter.

Paint about 1/2" inch from the bottom. I do this so that the white fades to soft yellow going towards the center. Be generous with the paint because...

While it's still wet, we're going to sprinkle it with coarse glitter.

Glue the ends together to make a circle.

I use clips to hold it in place until the glue is dry.

I attach the paper to cardboard so that it holds up better. I don't want the paper to pop up from the card, so I also use lots of glue. I have tried hot glue in the past but not only do I burn myself every time, it's messy and I don't have as much 'play with it till it's right' time.

Now I attach that whole panel to my base.

I want to cover up both the seam and the middle so it looks like the color fades in then out.

This is what happens when you sneeze while sewing. Good thing it's a shabby card because then it looks like I did this on purpose. :)

I use EVERY PART of my Maja papers, including the name strip. This 'post card' paper is the back of the 1st of March sheet. I layered that upon a strip of the front of said sheet, then a piece the backside of the 7th of April. I added a little pearl to the middle for interest.

Another pretty thick card, you're going to need a box and a wee bit of extra postage to mail this one.

Ancillary details are the Zva Creative flourishes, lace/button/hemp accent and the cluster of flowers at the bottom. I also accented both the card base and the medallion with White Opal and Buttercup Liquid Pearls.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today...I hope you'll try this out!

Stamps: none
Paper: Vintage Spring Basics collection (1st of March, 1st of March-bs, 11th of March-bs, 7th of April) Maja Design, Crumb Cake (SU!) 
Ink: Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: PE-02CB-127 (Double Flourishes Pearl (a)-white) Zva Creative, pearl brad, paper & silk flowers, lace, button, scoring board, White Pearl paint & coarse glitter (Martha Stewart), White Opal & Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), stylus, paper distresser, sewing machine, Oval Nestability (Spellbinders)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Beautiful result, Andrea! Thank you for a tutorial!

  2. The medallion queen you are. Wonderful tutorial and card :)

  3. Morning andrea what great card i love it. Beautiful and elegant. And thank you for the tutorial. Take Care Andrea xxxx

    Debs A

  4. WTG - this is just stunning. I love the little clip idea - duh! Why I don't think of these things.... :)

  5. Beautiful card!Thanks for the tutorial...

  6. How beautiful! I so love the gorgeous papers you use xx

  7. Thankyou for such a lovely idea - love the shimmer and sparkle.

  8. Wauw....I'll love it.
    Ist a great creation!
    Groetjes, Anja

  9. Love it, love it, love it!!! Pastels are so yummy...

  10. So many beautiful details but the eye keeps going back to the center of that gorgeous medallion! Love the soft luster the paint gives it. It's a beautiful card.

  11. Just amazingly gorgeous, Andrea! I learned something new from this: use a stylus on that Martha board instead of my bone folder. Never thought of it! It's probably much easier.

    I love the look of this card. It is just dripping with Ewenstyle!

  12. Soft pastels... my favorites!! Seeing your great use of the liquid pearls, I decided to add some to my stash. Yellow will have to be next on the list! Beautiful card, Andrea!!

  13. just lovely! thank you for the tutorial on how you created the center rosette. what a pretty soft color combo you used! TFS

  14. Andrea, thank you very much for the detailed tutorial to make one of these medallions. I've never made one, and now want to use the idea for a card next week. Thank you so much! Your card looks great, and I'm glad there is hope for those of us who sneeze while stitching. LOL Very pretty, Andrea! hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

  15. Oh WOW!! All I can say is WOW! I have gone through your tutorials and gallery and your style is beautiful! I would give anything to be able to do "shabby" like you!


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