Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Marquetry masterpiece

On January 19th I posted a little taste of this project. I am always on the lookout for new material to work with and last month while shopping at an educational supply store I found these gems. They are double-sided marquetry (wood veneer) pieces which you can arrange in whatever way you want. I created this for my cousin Jenna Palomino and her family. Each corner was separated to make individual mini albums with each family member's initial. The mini album is held closed with a Stampin Up circle clip and attached to the canvas with a Making Memories decorative brad that makes it swivel open. The center I embellished with one of the new We R Memory Keepers grommlets (used the new CROP-A-DILE BIG BITE), Doodlebug rhinestone, and MAMBI rhinestone word (FAMILY). This specific project i mounted on a canvas and then wrapped the edges with 7Gypsies gaffer tape. I found using gaffer tape makes an unfinished canvas look framed.


Anonymous said...


Is this what on the way to me? OMG, it's beautiful!!! I can't wait. I'm going to knock that mailmen over to get this from him.

Thank you, Thank you!!!


Anonymous said...

I just got it in the mail and it's absolutely beautiful!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

You are the sweetest.

Alexandra said...

I am thrilled you like it!

You are welcome