Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Well I must tell you I don't watch "Star Wars" movies but I loved the photo of  Natalie Portman playing "Queen Amidala".  She's one of my favorite actresses right now along with Keira Knightley.

STEP ONE:  Started with a canvas that was in my "Flying Unicorn" July kit.  Added the "Tattered Angels" screen that was in the kit and misted/sprayed the canvas.  When that was dry I laid out my elements.
STEP TWO:  I added "Glossy Accents" to the "Dusty Attic" chipboard that I purchased at the "Flying Unicorn.
STEP THREE:  Create punch work border to frame the "Dusty Attic".  Spray it with "Tattered Angels" Glimmer Mist.
STEP FOUR:  Once the "Glossy Accents" dries use a swab to add touches of  "Ranger" red alcohol ink.  Then start adding the punch work to the frame.  Detail on the right of the photo.
STEP FIVE:  After adding the punch work around the frame, I add the organza fabric....."Walmart" dollar special.  I sprayed some "Tattered Angels" Glimmer Mist - Black Magic on the fabric.  The fabric I cut into a strip of about 3-4" wide and 50" long.  I twisted and glued behind the frame.
STEP SIX: Assortment of beads and elements to add to the mosaic pattern.
STEP SEVEN: Layout the beads and form a pattern before gluing.  I wasn't sure where I was going with the mosaic.

Thank you for looking!


  1. Wow this is beautiful, awesome techniques......

  2. Such an amazing work of art thanks for sharing your technique's xx

  3. wow this is sooooooo gorgeous :)

  4. UAU very beautiful! Congratulations.
    From Rosalie

  5. Mandy you are truly one of the most talented people I have come across yet... your work is so beautiful. I just always await to see what you come up with next! TFS!

  6. How gorgeous! Thx for sharing :)

  7. WOWEE Mandy! this is truly so unique and absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for the tut and close-ups!! gorgeous bead-work, ooooh the patience it must have taken you to assemble all of those yummies!! Always such a treat to come in and check out what you have created! xoxoxo


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