Friday, November 26, 2021

Eugene's Ice Box - Sizzix Holiday 2021

Eugene's Ice Box was a fun sample I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday 2021 release. Instead of using the Retro Oven as a baking tool, I decided to pair it with Eugene the penguin and make it an icery instead of a bakery. I thoroughly enjoyed thinking up the things Eugene was making to sell in his Ice Box shop with different Sizzix dies and a few Idea-ology bits thrown in for good measure.
Most of the details are in the video tutorial above. At the half-way mark I do a quick tutorial on how to put the oven together because I got some requests for that. I know it isn't something everyone needs, but for some who are new to Colorize and wanted to start with the Retro Oven, I was happy to attempt to help.


I assembled the Retro Oven from all Metallic Kraftstock. Then I covered the whole thing in a layer of Icicle Holiday Texture Paste. I crackled beautifully and some even chipped off. I love it. I added a tiny bit of Snowfall Holiday Grit Paste around the outside edges and the inside edge. Then attached a rectangle dome.

Look at that crackle!!

I cut a second oven base from Distress White Heavystock and attached a piece of Frosted Film to it. You could use vellum.


Then I wanted something that looked cold to be inside the dome so I added some Idea-ology Bubbles.


If you saw my Snow Techniques video, I showed how to make these sparkly ice balls out of Bubbles, Glossy Accents and Distress Glitter, It's a few posts back so check it out here if you missed it.


When the ice balls are dry, put them in the dome and seal it up with the second oven base cut from White Heavystock.

The base of the piece is a framed panel. I painted it white, the sprayed some Dsitress Snow Flurries Mica Stain on it. Then I spread a nice layer of Icicle Holiday Texture Paste all over the back panel an pressed some acetate pieces into it that had been embossed with the new Cobblestone 3D Texture Fade. You need to press it into the Texture Paste and lay some books on it and let it dry at least overnight.


The frame was also painted white, then I put Distress Crackle Texture Paste over the frame, let it dry and crack, then added a layer of the Icicle Holiday Texture Paste over that. I finished it off with some Snow Flurries Mica Stain that I rubbed into the cracks and then wiped off the excess. You also add some of the Scalloped Etcetera Trim as a shelf on the bottom of the frame once you have adhered it to the dry background.


I wanted the Retro Oven to light up but look cold, so I used a set of 2020 Halloween Tiny lights in purple. I wrapped them around some coffee stirrers at the top and bottom of the window and then put Foam Tape all around the edges of the oven before I adhered it in place on the shelf.


Here it is in place on the shelf. Now to decorate around it.

The sign is just Heavystock cut to size on the Deckle Trimmer. It's great for icy, wintery projects.
Cut the Christmas Cookie bases from clear acetate or Frosted Film. Cut the frosting from pearl Sizzix Surfacez cardstock.Adhere with Collage Medium or Glossy Accents and then slather with a nice layer of Icicle Holiday Texture Paste. Let dry, rub some Snow Flurries Mica Stain into the cracks to make it look extra icy.
To make the tiny cookie bags I recommend you watch the video. It's too difficult to describe in an economy of words.
Add some presents from Eugene on each shelf, a little sparkly tinsel and some greenery cut from pearl paper, and even add a few Idea-ology Beaded Berries (retired) if you have them in your stash. They are a personal favorite!
Look at those ice balls... they look cold and frosty.

If you would like some help putting together the Eugene colorize die, Sizzix has a video here. He is so cute!

I hope you found something inspiring or at least learned an idea or tip that will help your creative projects. Thank you so very much for stopping by!

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1 comment:

scrappergirl56/Sherry said...

Eugene is just the cutest thing ever....I just love his shop of goodies he is selling...