My first brush with breast cancer came in 1985 when my grandmother received her initial diagnosis. Since that time it’s become a word I’m only too familiar with. I’ve watched as friends and family dealt with this disease and faced scares of my own. Throughout it all, there has been a reoccurring theme of Hope. This project is a way to honor that hope and all the lives touched by it.
- Colorbox® Petal Point – Kiss
- Rollagraph® Jumbo Design Wheel – Hope
- Glue Gloss
- Glitter – Silver Lining
- Plain Wood Picture Frame
First, prep the frame by removing the glass and backing, then give it a good cleaning to remove any sawdust or splinters.
From there, use the Petal Points and apply the lightest shade of pink to the frame. You can go as heavy, or light, as you like. I wanted the wood to show through so I intentionally did not cover the entire frame.
To give a bit of dimension, and more color, add a slightly darker shade along the wood’s grain. Next, use the darkest shade of red to ink the Design Wheel.
From there, roll the Wheel diagonally across the frame, re-inking as needed. You can also roll horizontally just be careful to keep your lines straight and even.
Because this is pigment ink it will need time to dry, approximately overnight.
Once it is dry, apply the Glue Gloss to various ribbons and then add Glitter. Be sure to tap the excess onto a sheet of paper and funnel it back into the container. I also recommend using a dry brush to clean up the glitter.
I once saw a t-shirt that read, “Support the Fighters, Admire the Survivors, and Honor the Taken, and Never, Ever, Give Up Hope.” I think this frame is a perfect way to do just that all year long.
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