I then took my metal ruler and a craft knife and cut out the boxes, leaving myself a 9-aperture frame.
And now for the fun part... decorating! :)
I started by spraying both the frame and the background section with a selection of spray inks, some with mica, some not (I used Dylusions and Cosmic Shimmer sprays). Tip: I also used a paint brush dipped into a spray ink bottle to add ink to the insides of the apertures and also around the outside edges of the frame, where the spray inks had not given a complete coverage, so as not to have any white patches showing through.
I allowed the inks to dry and then used a spatula to scrape some glass bead texture gel here and there onto the frame section.
Once the texture gel had dried, I used my fingertip to rub some Inka Gold onto the texture gel areas and here and there randomly onto the frame.
Then it was simply a matter of attaching the frame to the background. I wanted a good, firm hold so I used red high tack tape.
And that was the tray finished.
I'm going to enter this project into a few challenges:
Anything But A Card - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Birds of a Feather
Great Impressions - Sentimental Journey
The Crafty Pad - Anything But Square
2 Sisters - Primary Colours
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
And now... let's finish with a song! Who else remembers this? :)