Monday, July 22, 2019

Mermaid Hair, Don't Care

The beach is calling and I need to go!! I live so close to lovely beaches but never seem to get there. 
I am sharing with you my first project with the Xyron Makers Program! So excited to share this with you and to use the Xyron Creative Station Lite.
What an incredible tool to have on my craft table! For this project I used the 5" Creative Station Permanent Refill and it worked for everything.

My Mermaid Hair wall hanging started with Wild Whisper Wild Whimsy paper and also the Card Pack and my Xyron Creative Station Lite. 

These pieces were cut to fit the sides of the wooden panel.

So quick and easy to have all 4 strips ready to go.

I adhered my strips around the sides of the panel and for the larger piece I used my Xyron Tape Runner. I also used the Xyron Adhesive Eraser on this part, as my little sausage finger had adhesive on it when I layed down the large piece. A couple of quick swipes with the adhesive eraser and no more finger print!  
To add a bit of texture I used Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium and TCW stencils.

While the medium was drying I started work on my chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company 

For the first pass I put the steampunk mermaid face down through the Xyron Creative Station Lite, so the adhesive was on the side that would be facing up.

I took the backing off and added some metal flake I had in my stash. It adhered so nicely with just the permanent adhesive.
I used the same method with the Xyron Creative Station Lite and ran through my coral pieces and then embossed them with Emerald Creek embossing powders. Ran them through the second time so I could attach them to my project.

These are all the embossing powders used on the chipboard pieces. Mermaid Fin, Dragons Egg and Kiss of the Fairy by Rita Barakat, Taos Sunset and Deep Sea from Seth Apter and Charred Gold.

I used this idea for making super cost effective foam tape using the Xyron Creative Station Lite. You can see the original post from Erin Reed  at Erin Reed Makes. She includes a quick video showing exactly how she did it.

Adds some great dimension.
And one more shot of the finished piece!!

And here are some close ups of the pieces done with Xyron permanent adhesive and embossing powders.

Taos Sunset by Seth Apter

Dragons Egg from Rita Barakat

Charred Gold by Emerald Creek and Deep Sea.

Mermaid Fin by Rita Barakat

Random metal flake that I had in my stash

Thank you for stopping by to check out my project as part of the Xyron Makers Program. I loved how much I could do with just one small tool on my desk. And it was so smooth to run through, I could do it with one hand. 

Have a great day!

This post has been sponsored by Xyron. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Xyron Products Used:

Xyron Tape Runner
Xyron Adhesive Eraser