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Welcome to Day 4 of the Spellbinders Winter CHA 2015 Sneak Peek and Giveaway! We are so excited to showcase some of the newest Spellbinders® A Gilded Life Collection™ product being released at the Winter 2015 Craft and Hobby Association trade show!
You will have the chance to win the new Die Template, Glitter and Trim that we have used to create our project, by entering the contest at the bottom of this post.
Another designer is also participating with us today. Please visit Yana Smakula to see what she is sharing during this fabulous Sneak Peek Event!
Let's get started!!
One of our favorite things in the crafting world is creating 3-dimensional paper projects. And one of our other favorite things in the whole-wide world is glittered paper houses and chapels. So imagine our delight when our amazing creative partners at Spellbinders produced this very special die for all of us to use!
Are you ready to make one? Yay!!
GLD-012 - Spellbinders® A Gilded Life Collection™ "Beacon Street Chapel" Die. *new product
GLG-002 - Spellbinders® A Gilded Life Collection™ Vintage Glitter Pack. *new product
GLVT-003 - Spellbinders® A Gilded Life Collection™ Antique Gold Trim Pack. *new product
Spellbinders® A Gilded Life Collection™ Metallic Foil Pack.
Spellbinders Artisan X-Plorer or Grand Calibur die-cutting machine.
Metallic Paint in Gold and Silver.
8-1/2" x 11" Sheet of Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper.
Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry (paper glue)
White Glue (for glitter)
Craft Knife (optional)
You will need two of the long building pieces, two of the rectangular roof pieces, and one of each of the others.
Because we are cutting the main structure of the chapel twice with the same die piece, it will cut a door on the "back" of the chapel as well as the front. If you do not wish to have the back doors open, you can use one of the arched pieces that was cut away to glue on the inside and hold it closed. We will glitter over the opening later, and you will not see that it is there.
Using the perforated lines, fold the tabs as shown in the photo above. Using Zip Dry, glue the tabs that connect the structure together, forming the base of the chapel. Try to keep it level to the table.
If you wish to place a battery-operated tealight in your chapel, you may want to use a craft knife and cut a small opening in the roof right where you would like to place the steeple. This way, the light will also travel to the top.
Attach the roof to the top of the base, using the tabs as well as a small line of glue along the roof edge where it meets the base.
Tip: If you have cut an opening in your roof, you can use then end of your paintbrush up into the tower to help push the tabs flat.
Tip: Painting the chapel first serves two purposes. The polymer in the paint helps the structure become firmer. And, since glitter will never give you 100% coverage, the undercoat of matching metallic paint will fill those tiny spaces with sparkle, enhancing the overall finished look .
Pour the vial of your first color into a small holder (like a shot glass), and then place that into a much larger receptacle. This will contain the glitter as you apply it to the chapel. As you are glittering, most of it will fall into the larger space, and you can gather it and put it back into the small container.
First brush on a section of glue, and then spoon on glitter and gently tap the chapel to let the excess fall.
Then apply the silver glitter. We used the "chunky" silver from the Vintage Glitter Pack. Apply glitter on the top of all roof pieces, and then apply also to the underside of the eaves. This will help the roof remain firm, and this step also gives you more glue underneath where the roof meets the building, again providing strength.
Tip: You may want to push the front doors back to a flat position while glittering, and then open them again when dry.
You may be worried that there will not be enough glitter to complete the project, but if you continuously gather it from your larger container and place it back into the smaller one, you will be left with this much when you are finished!
Barely more than half used!!
Now it's time for the window pieces. Don't be scared... these are small, but they add so much detail to your chapel! I have made glittered ones, and I have made foil ones, and these are way easier... :)
The window treatment pieces are bundled together into one die. You will need six of the larger ones, and only four of the smaller ones, so you will have two left over.
In another post, I will show you how you can incorporate those...
Cut them in the foil, and gently remove the foil from the die, using a pin to help lift it. Push out the opening spaces with a straightpin or the end of your craft knife. This takes a few minutes, but it is so worth it!
Glue sparingly around the arch, and then press the piece in place. Use your craft knife or straightpin to help adjust the pieces and keep them straight.
We used the Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles (LF-124), cutting two in chipboard and gluing together for stability, and one in wool felt. Glitter around the edges, and enjoy your new heirloom treasure!
A battery operated tealight placed inside the chapel makes your Beacon Street Chapel extra-magical!! We want you to win a set of the new Spellbinders® A Gilded Life Collection™ products that we have used in this project, as well as the products being "peeked at" on Yana's blog! Official contest entry rules are HERE.
Email to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us. Please be aware that no entries will be accepted at this email address.