We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 10th Annual Blog Hop
This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop!
We have 15 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is
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Hello! Today, I am on the blog for Gecko Galz using the images from the Nouveau Magic collage sheet. I had lots of fun deciding on what to create with this beautiful set of images.
For my first project, I covered a phone case with a napkin then added the Gecko Galz image to the front of the holder. Make sure to pull all of the white ply off the back of the napkin. I use Glitter Art glue to attach the napkin to the phone holder, then just tore off the excess, glued down the image, and applied black ink to the edges.
My next project is using very large puzzle pieces. I covered them with old music pages and used the emery board to take off the excess along the edges of the puzzle. Then using distress paint to give each piece some color, I didn't want to use acrylic paint because it would have completely covered the paper and I wanted the music to be visible. I then used black ink along the edges of the Gecko Galz images and puzzle pieces. I was looking at them at realized they needed something more so I dug through my stencils looking for something Nouveau-inspired and used TCW champagne gold modeling paste for some added dimension.
The next two pieces are collages on canvas board when I am feeling uninspired, I paint the canvas board in an assortment of colors, then when inspiration hits I can just pull out a few boards and I am ready to create.
I used a napkin on the first one with gluing down the napkin, then tearing the edges back to expose some of the paint. then I glued down the Gecko Galz image, applied some washi tape, and the gold butterflies with a TCW stencil and champagne gold gesso.
This last collage, I used a canvas panel painted black, then brushed on crackle glaze medium and let it dry overnight. Then using a mix of white and brown brushed this over the crackle glaze then using a small circle stencil applied TCW white pearl modeling paste along the edges. After this was dry, I applied Vintage Photo distress ink and black ink along the edges. Dewdrops were applied in brown colors to give the piece some dimension.
I really needed something to hold my crayons on my desk because I use double-tiered lazy susans to hold my paint and other supplies. Here is the crayon holder using Gecko Galz images.
I used some printed tissue paper ripped into small pieces then glued them to the can with gel medium, let this layer dry overnight.
I then added the image with gel medium. This image was printed on a regular weight printer paper because I didn't need the stiffness of cardstock. I trimmed the image to fit my can and brushed gel medium over the whole piece again and let it dry overnight.
Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit, and follow that design team member if you do not already, and on the last blog, there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack. So sit back, relax, take your time, and enjoy the hop!
We have FIVE amazing prizes up for grabs:
· First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
· Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
· Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!
Fourth prize is a $25 shopping Spree!
· And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 3 new Craft Kits each quarter, 3 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
This is a $264 value!
First of all, you will need to visit all 15 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names in our Newsletter on November 1st.
For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 29th of October and the 31st of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win)
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Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing!
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