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Folk Art Festival - Art Deco


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Design by: MelAnn (3 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Vacation/Travel Layouts

I wanted to show that the Folk Art Festival images could be used for a different theme other than "country". My husband and I went on a cruise earlier this year and the lobby of the ship was decorated with peacock feathers. The cruise was the first thing I thought of when I saw the peacock on this cartridge.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • card stock
  • adhesive (double sided tape and glue)
  • ink (distressing ink and pigmented)
  • markers
  • paper cutter

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

I started with the peacock. I wanted a more colorful image with some extra feathers, so I cut out 4 of the main peacocks, with only 1 blackout image. I layered these on top of each other the get the desired effect. I used the "scrap" pieces of peacock to create extra plumes for a more 3D look. I glued all this together. I whited out the eye and then colored in it's pupil. I used distressing ink around the body once I was finished.
I used the gypsy to weld one of the borders from the Folk Art Festival Cartridge into a square shape. Then I cut out the main image as well as the blackout (in the square shape). I divided this square into quarters to make my corner pieces. I cut out a larger version of the blackout square (teal) to put behind the first image (pink). I distressed the edges of this as well.
I glued all the main pieces in steps 1-4 onto my card stock. Then I embossed some paper for my text boxes using the animal print embossing folder for the cuttlebug. I framed these with cardstock I cut as well. They were distressed around the edges as well.
To finish the other elements I used a circle punch to cut out a picture and then cut a border for around that by hand. I used some CTMH leaf stamps to make some "feathers" as an embellishment. I used another CTMH stamp to make the pink circle as well.
I used the circle embossing frame that came with the 6x9 All in One folder for a border of one of my text "circles". The small circles were cut using the Cricut. I glued my embellishments on and the project was completed.
I cut out a frame for the picture of the ship's lobby. This was from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge. I used my paper cutter to cut the other borders for the rest of the pictures. I distressed the edges of each.
I cut out all the lettering from the Folk Art Festival Cartridge. I used mainly the blackout images, and the main Folk art images only on the first letters. I distressed the edges of the E's.

Step 1

I started with the peacock. I wanted a more colorful image with some extra feathers, so I cut out 4 of the main peacocks, with only 1 blackout image. I layered these on top of each other the get the desired effect. I used the "scrap" pieces of peacock to create extra plumes for a more 3D look. I glued all this together. I whited out the eye and then colored in it's pupil. I used distressing ink around the body once I was finished.

Step 2

I used the gypsy to weld one of the borders from the Folk Art Festival Cartridge into a square shape. Then I cut out the main image as well as the blackout (in the square shape). I divided this square into quarters to make my corner pieces. I cut out a larger version of the blackout square (teal) to put behind the first image (pink). I distressed the edges of this as well.

Step 3

I glued all the main pieces in steps 1-4 onto my card stock. Then I embossed some paper for my text boxes using the animal print embossing folder for the cuttlebug. I framed these with cardstock I cut as well. They were distressed around the edges as well.

Step 4

To finish the other elements I used a circle punch to cut out a picture and then cut a border for around that by hand. I used some CTMH leaf stamps to make some "feathers" as an embellishment. I used another CTMH stamp to make the pink circle as well.
I used the circle embossing frame that came with the 6x9 All in One folder for a border of one of my text "circles". The small circles were cut using the Cricut. I glued my embellishments on and the project was completed.

Step 5

I cut out a frame for the picture of the ship's lobby. This was from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge. I used my paper cutter to cut the other borders for the rest of the pictures. I distressed the edges of each.

Step 6

I cut out all the lettering from the Folk Art Festival Cartridge. I used mainly the blackout images, and the main Folk art images only on the first letters. I distressed the edges of the E's.

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