Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How To Make a Breathtaking Carousel For A Blissful Birthday

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with a tutorial on how to make a breathtaking carousel for a blissful birthday. ScraPerfect designers are creating with Lawn Fawn products and I couldn't be more thrilled! I was sent the Bicycle Built For You stamp and die set as part of our cross promo. It is one of the cutest sets I have ever played with!
~ Birthday Adventure~
This sweet wooden carousel from Sea-Land stands about 9" high and has a 7" diameter. I assembled a rough draft so I could determine the alterations I would make with the structure. These balsa wood puzzle kits are fragile so repairs and replacements are common.
 The pieces were coated with a waxy substance to prevent splintering, but it also prevented me from painting or gluing the pieces on one side.
ScraPerfect to the rescue!
I sprayed the pieces lightly with the Best Cleaner Ever then scrubbed the waxy film off. I wiped them with a rag and they were ready for painting or covering with paper. The entire carousel is decorated using the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn.
As the wood pieces dried I stamped the design elements and cut them using the coordinating Lawn Cuts Dies. The balloons were painted with the vibrant colors of Dylusions Ink Spray.
I dotted the Best Glue Ever onto the wood and smoothed the paper over the top. This glue dries without leaving ripples in the paper and is so strong it should be used sparingly.
 The assembled carousel had a lot of holes and irregularities. I added washi tape between the roof sections, pom-pom trim around the roof edges and vintage ric-rac around the floor edges.
 To enhance the birthday theme I used sentiments from the stamp set on strips of paper and added them to the roof with dimensional adhesive.
 ScraPerfect has both Holographic and Solid Transfer Foils.The central panels are decorated with Holographic Foil in place of mirrors.
 The bicycles are foiled in holographic gold, green, purple, and blue.
 These ADORABLE children are colored with an assortment of sharpie, pentel, and mist. I used the Bicycle Built For You stamps and the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Paper to fashion their outfits. The tiny flower and hearts stamps that come with the set fit perfectly on the clothing.
 Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!



Penny said...

I adore this project!

Debby Lewis said...

Totally cute. I love what you did with the carousel and Best Cleaner Ever.

Kim Lippincott said...

Amazing project Charity!

Tracy F. said...

Super super cute!

LisaM said...

This is so cute!