Starting in kindergarten, Courtney found herself more attracted to finger painting than playing with toys. It was clear that a career in art awaited. After earning her B.F.A. in Illustration from Cal State Fullerton, she continued to paint, while being influenced by pop culture. As a Sizzix in-house designer, Courtney combines traditional drawing and digital technique to express her fresh, youthful style. Outside of work, Courtney works on her art and loves to visit Disneyland.View Designer
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Upcycling old furniture and making them look brand new is the way forward.
Themes: House & Home
Sizzix Die(s) Used
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Eucalyptus
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Tropical Lei
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
- Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray)
- Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine Only (White & Gray)
- Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine (White and Grey) with Free Bonus Content
Other Supplies: White chair, Grey furniture paint, Sticky back plastic, Sponge, Cocktail stick, Ruler, Pencil, Craft knife
- Cut two eucalyptus out of sticky back plastic ensuring they face different ways.
- Cut two of the broad petal leaves on the Tropical Lei die out of sticky back plastic. Keep the centre circle as well as the petals.
- Use the ruler to find the centre point on the back of the chair and mark lightly with a pencil.
- Stick the centre circle from the Tropical Lei flowers where you marked.
- Stick one of the Tropical Lei petals around the circle. Use a sponge to fill in the flower with grey furniture paint. Peel off the plastic.
- Do the same with the Eucalyptus leaves, one at either side of the flower, trying to keep them symmetrical.
- When these have dried, layer the second Tropical Lei flower over the first, intersecting the petals. Then repeat the same process as before – apply the paint and peel off the plastic.
- Finally, when everything has dried, use a craft knife to gently remove the centre of the flower to expose the white beneath