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Kristine:Hi I’m Kristine thank you so much for joining us
for clearly the best crafting with Close To My Heart.
Monica: And I’m Monica!
Kristine: That’s right and today Monica we’re going to focus on Subway Speak.
And I don’t know what you think of when you hear what’s spoken in a subway
subway but I hope yours is a-lot more fun than that.
Monica: Oh, its way more fun Kristine: Yay!
Monica: That’s for sure this is the Close To My Heart way of subway tiles ok.
Kristine: Oh great! Monica: So we are going to use our “6”by “6” canvas frames
and create a Shade Pearl Paint,
Our Re Inkers, mod podge, and our beautiful paper.
Kristine: Sounds like we are going to get a little dirty, I love it.
Monica: Oh Yes, yes, yes. It’s going to be so much fun.
Now let’s look over here at our sample right here, “always be awesome.“
Kristine: Oh cute.
Monica: There’s three different subway tiles that I have created for each word
and you can see they have different colors.
Kristine: Right Monica: and so I’m going to tell you how we did that.
So for this one in particular, this really fun, um,
like a charcoal color is done with whisper and black re-inker
and so you mix them in to get the shade that you’d like.
For this more bright red
we’re using the cranberry and the ruby
mixed in together and so again feel free to mix in the shades
to kind of see that,that depth that you want.
Kristine: Awesome! Monica: On the one I’m going to show you today we’re just using Pacifica
to get that really pretty blue. Kristine: Oh great , love the pretty blue.
Monica: So shall we start? Kristine: Yes,Ta Duh!! Monica: Oh so exciting
Kristine: Go for it Monica: Alright, so the first thing we’re going to do is start with the Mod Podge,
kay and so we're gunna really use a-lot, I mean feel generous
I mean feel generous. Kristine: Feel the goo. Love the goo.
Monica: Ya feel generous with it. So you’re gunna just slather it on
Kristine: Cause it’s just gunna absorb right into the canvas of that tile and you don’t want to lose that.
Monica: Exactly, no and so you want to make sure, because we’re putting on such a thick coat of it
that you give it time. So this is a a time intense project
so you’re going to want to Kristine: So do a step and then just set it aside. Monica: Walk away. Exactly.
Kristine: Vacuum Monica: ha ha ha or make scrapbook pages
Kristine: There you go, talk to your kids
Monica: Alright so you’re going to keep going on,
and don’t be afraid to go along the edges as well.
Kristine: Which you probably should right? Monica: Yes you really should. Kristine: I mean, don’t you want that?
Monica: ya kinda get that whole side over there Kristine: Okay
Monica: and then you’re going to just use this to as your base
base to adhere your background and texture paper.
Monica: And so you’re going to want to cut your background and texture paper um down to
Kristine: right to“6”by”6” Monica: Actually it’s 5 And 7/8 I believe
Kristine: oh so it’s just a hair smaller Monica: ya, just a hair smaller Kristine: Okay! Got ya!
Monica: And so I’m going to put a little more down here, Kristine: Ya sure, sure.
Monica: And then we’re going to put that right there. Kristine: Do you want me to hold that? I got it for ya. Monica : Yes please. Thank you.
Kristine: Oh, your using ProPlayer I love this kit, so fun!
Monica: So here we’ve got our square right? Kristine: Mmm hmm
Monica: And now what I’m going to do because it’s on there pretty good
Monica: I’m going to use some more Mod Podge Krisitine: I will give that back to you then.
Monica: Give it back, yes.
And again you’re going to make sure you put plenty of Mod podge
Kristine: So you’re really using it as a glue first, now as a finish, right?
Monica: And now as a finish. And I’m going to try and go in the same direction
so you’re going to keep adding,
and you know it’s ok if it spills over you’ve got your verse matt here.
Kristine: Like this is a messy project! Monica: This is a messy, so have fun with it!
Kristine: So basically you do not have to wear your pearls while you’re making this project. Monica: Or you can!
Kristine: Monica crafts and pearls she just rolls like that
Monica: Or you can, but it’s alright if you get some around
Kristine: That’s why the versa matt is so great it really will just clean up and come back for more.
Monica: ya so even if your paper bubbles over you can smooth it over with your finger
but um to kind of save on the messiness I’m not going to do that.
So Ta Duh we’re going to move this one
over here Kristine: I will take that for ya Monica: Kristine. Kristine: Yep I got ya!
Monica: And this one has been dried overnight. Kristine: Nice.
Monica: And you can see um hopefully, well I can feel it.
It’s hard to see but it’s all been Mod Podged over.
So this is what it should look like when it’s all done right. Kristine: It’s got a matte finish it looks really nice.
Monica: Alright so we’re going to do a stencil now.
Kristine: Oh, ok. Monica: So I’ve got some letters and we’re going to go ahead and move on to the next one here.
Kristine: Okay Monica: So this is my word “Be”.
So these letters are going to be taken off
after I’ve done my pearl paint. Kristine: You just Cricut cut those.
And I guess it doesn’t matter what cardstock or anything.
Monica: Right exactly and so I’ve used the um Kristine: Just scratch paper?
Monica: The removable adhesive but you want to make sure
you’ve got a really good adhesive coverage
because you don’t want any of the paint
Kristine: oh to seep underneath, Monica: to seep underneath, exactly Kristine: Okay sure
Monica: So you’re going to put that down
make sure it’s stuck nice and tight there.
Alright so now we’re ready to make some paint.
Kristine: Ahh your Create A Shade. Monica: Create My Shade! Kristin: Go ahead and create some for me.
Monica: So just for this purpose I’m using this small cup,
but really you’re going to want to use a-lot more paint than what I’m using right now.
Kristine: okay let’s move this off so it doesn’t get in that
Monica: Yeah, so I’m going to show you here.
And you’re going to put plenty of it because you’re going to need all of it to cover on top.
So just be generous with it.
Kristine: It’d be hard to make more because the shade might not be exactly right.
Monica: Exactly, so be generous with it Kristine: Okay
Monica: And now we’re going to use our Pacifica Re-Inker
and again you’re going to be generous with this as well
because you want it to be that bright, bright blue
Kristine: Right, right. Monica: So let’s just mix it in there!
Kristine: Oh wow. Monica: Put quite a bit. I know woo!
Kristine: Go for it. Monica: Daring! Bold! Kristine: Love it.
Monica: So I’m going to use my Bone Folder,
because it should be, um, easy to mix. Kristine: It’s a nice mixing stick huh?
Monica: Yep you can see. Wow that is a bright, bright blue alright.
Kristine: Keep it going I love it.
It’s going to take a second to get it really combined and you want it as even as possible.
Monica: Right Kristine: I think that’s also why you want to use a mixing stick that’s solid
rather than using your actual paint brush
because otherwise the non combined paint mixture
could easily soak into your paint brush right?
Monica: And it’s just turning into this beautiful, beautiful blue, I love it!
Kristine: Oh it’s lovely! Yeah it looks great
Monica: So just keep working that blue around, the Re-inker around like I said you’re going,
you’re wanting to use something bigger
I’m just using this as a sample cause I’m not going to paint
the whole entire, um, tile here. Kristine : Right
Monica: But you can see that pretty blue that’s coming through there.
Monica: And so now I’m going to take my um, I’m going to go ahead and start
Kristine: I can hold that for you. Monica: Thank you! Kristine: Ya sure.
Monica: And then we’re going to put, place this down here
and then we’re going to use this one. Kristine: Sure.
Monica: Alright let’s see, Kristine: Get it good and in there.
Monica: Good and in there yep exactly and now again
you’re going to want to paint that over.
And get along the edges, Kristine: oh that’s awesome
Monica: you want to make sure you got it and it’s okay it’s meant to be messy so
no worries and you can see I’m going over my letters
because once this dries we can take the letters off
Kristine: Oh! Got ya and there’s where your mask comes from.
Monica: And that’s where you can see the ProPlayer.
Kristine: I hope the cameras really getting that pearl because the pearl because the pearl is what makes it awesome.
The pearl paint is really cool. Monica: And it’s got that pearlized color so you get the idea.
Isn’t that going to be so cool? Kristine: Ya so you just do it with one smooth coat basically.
You don’t need to use as much as you did with the mod podge? Monica: No not really so you can see that.
So we’re going to go ahead and move on to the next one Kristine. If you don’t mind we’ll make some more room there.
Kristine: Do you need some, do you need some wipes there my dear? Monica: I would love a little something there. Alright,
Monica: so this one’s been dried we’ve been able to peel off the letters there. Kristine: Here you go.
Monica : Thank you very much. Kristine: Ya sure. Monica: And you can see there is your paper finish underneath there. Kristine: Got ya.
Monica: And you see how this dried and it’s, and it looks distressed.
So it doesn’t need to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be an even, all the way through
Kristine: So that’s why you chose the ProPlayer because it does peak through.
Monica: Exactly, and so you’ve got that blue there as well. Kristine: Nice.
Monica: And so now, the next step, which I thought was really fun,
is to give it that distressed look if you look around the edges. Kristine: Okay
Monica: So I’m going to use, this one I’ve already started here. Kristine: Oh Okay
Monica: And move that one over. Kristine: Sure
Monica: So I’ve got my Sponge Dobber! Cute little, my cute little finger Sponge Dobber
and I’m using the Archival Black Ink okay,
and so it’s going to require some time again to dry.
And you can see I’ve already started here but to give it that more funky,
And you can see I’ve already started here
distressed, distressed edges I’m just going to sponge around the edges.
Kristine: And you’re getting both the tile and some of the paper on top right?
Monica: Yes, yep on both the sides.
There you go you can see and so, so, so simple!
Monica: This last step. And it’s just a really really fun,
easy, kind of grungy look.
Kristine: It’s cool! This would be great for a boys room but, I kind of…
While you’re doing that can I show another one?
Monica: Please show them! I love this one Kristine: I actually really love this one
this one is featuring Monica’s daughter Julia
and it uses the exact same technique.
Except instead of working with a background and texture paper
and the stenciling technique with the letters, this one’s used a photo first.
So we’ve picked a really cute photo of Julia. Monica: So cute!
Kristine: Used a Cricut cut bracket shape as our mask.
So we’ve adhered that as well as a fun saying
we’ve created using Cricut and Cricut Craftroom.
Put those down, same technique. Pearlized Monica: Pearlized
Kristine: the paint again this time we’ve got a really sweet shade of yellow,
so that when we peeled off the mask you can still see some of the photo underneath.
Which I think, again, adds Monica: Right Kristine: to the character.
But sweet Julia’s face peeks through that bracket. Monica: A total different look.
And the distressing is very light along the edges
so it’s just a really feminine way as well. Kristine: MmmHmmm
Monica: So lots of different varieties that you can use.
Just so much that you can do. We have 42 colors to choose from.
Kristine: And you can make your own when you mix ‘em and match ‘em. Monica: Yep!
Kristine: So it’s a really perfect project. If you feel like getting a little messy,
you can wear your pearls if you want to!
But get messy, get distressy, and experiment
with the Subway Speak technique yourself.
And for this and other great project ideas
please contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant to learn more.