Good day to all you Roadies!
Some of my favorite new things at Maya Road are all the metals, both Vintage Metal Findings and wire clips. David (Caroline's awesome husband) is tasked with finding cool new metals, and the last few releases have been full of them. This layout about how I won't use the word "selfie" has quite a few of them on it, and I wanted to share how I make them unique with altering.
Don't you love Maya Road for altering? :)
First, I love the wire clips (I'm pretty sure Caroline is the one that designs most of these, she'll share her sketches with us sometimes, it's a facinating process!). I also love that I can make them whatever color I want!
How? If you press the clip (shown: Eureka Lightbulb Clip) into a Versamark pad, get it really good and sticky, then with a pair of tweezers and place it on a scratch paper, you can pour any color of embossing powder on it. Simply hold it in a inconspicuous place with the tweezers and use your heat gun to melt the powder. It's a quick process, the fact that it's metal helps that! I also embossed the camera in the upper left corner. Time to stock up on your embossing powders and metal clips, isn't it?!?!? :)
I followed the same process as above for the metal arrow, except I only pressed the tip of the arrow into the pad. If you use an embossing pen, you can do even more detailed work.
Another thing that is fun to do is add something to the viewfinder of the Vintage Oh Snap! camera. It's just big enough that you can glue a small bit in there. I like to use Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze so it really hold it in there nicely. I've added a small die cut heart before and this time I used one of the lovely Mini Antique Metal Roses in Lime Green. It takes a few hours for the glue to dry clear, so start that early in the process.
Or you can leave the metal just as it is. There were so many sweet little trinkets released this past January! This Vintage What a Hoot Owl charm was so cute, I just had to sneak it onto my layout somehow.
You'll have to try altering the metals, you get some really fun and unique results. Painting and sanding them is next on my list!
Other products used:
Turquoise Metallic Maya Mist
Cotton Candy Metallic Maya Mist
Lime Metallic Maya Mist
Mustard Yellow Metallic Maya Mist (sadly, very sadly, no longer available)
Mini Sparkle and Shine Resin flowers in Hibiscus
Uppercase Lisa Alphabet
Patti Mini Alphabet
Kraft Lucky Star Tag
Die Cut Kraft Doily
Say Cheese Camera Transparency in black
Chipboard Say What Speech Bubble
Stained Wood Heart Button
Alterable Crochet Trim in Scallop Lace
Photo Frames Chipboard set
Satin Scallop Edge Blooms in Midnight
Sparkle Trim in Party Pink
Crafting Jute Cording in Natural