Just a quick share this morning... as we're anticipating a full day power outage due to some work on the lines in the city. (edited: this post was written and pre-scheduled prior to the outage)
Hoping your days are filled with moments of fun and creative time. I've been privileged to have a few extra hours this week and today, it looks like another good day for some creative time.
Mini-albums are fun to make and I'm still using that stash of $1 store coasters we garnered a few years ago.
For this one, I used stamps, Alcohol ink, clay and some clear glass heart stones, glue dots, hot glue and a few brads from my stash.
Quick technique tips: apply a couple of dots of color on a felt pad. Swipe the felt pad across the stamp and stamp on the desired surface. Repeat. Before the colors muddy, swipe the felt across the edge of the coaster.
You can apply a drop of color on the back of the glass hearts too for a little more interest. Let dry. Use a heavy duty glue dot to secure to your surface.
Apply color to the word stamps (I used separate letters) and stamp into the clay. Cut into rectangles and bake according to manufacturer's directions.
There are so many possibilities.... I've added an accordion folded paper insert. It's ready for decoration and completion... more to come later on this one.
Hi Everyone. It's my turn on the Mixed Media blog again.
This project begins with a 3.5 in cardboard coaster. These were in my stash, but were purchased at a dollar store a few years ago. (Thanks, Dayna for the stash!) Who would have thought we would have found so many ways to use them over the years!
You'll need: coaster (cardboard) Gesso digital stamps (Rose from Mixed Media Supplies) tissue paper printer computer, image editing software stencil modeling paste palette knife gel medium/mod podge (matte) deco art foil pen deco art gold foid shimmer mist (gold) reinkers (blushing bride, moss green) water brush, size 2 hole punch, optional
My step to step photos are not usable for this post... my apologies!
Apply a thin layer of Gesso to the coaster. Set aside and let dry
Open the digital file for the rose and resize as desired. Print on tissue paper. I used a laser printer. (If you use an ink jet printer, I suggest that you let the ink dry overnight before applying to the coaster and using the gel medium.)
Tear the roses from the tissue paper... or trim with scissors. Using the gel medium or Mod Podge, adhere the printed stamp images to the coaster. Burnish the edges of the paper to the coaster if needed while the medium is wet. When dry, using a water brush apply a little color with the reinkers. Let dry.
Secure the stencil to the front of the coaster. Apply a thin layer of modeling paste and let dry. My paste is homemade and is an Antique White color. (If you're in a hurry, you can use a heat gun to hurry the process)
When dry, "draw" some accent lines with the deco art foil pen. Let dry according to the manufacturer's directions. Lay a piece of gold foil on the coaster and burnish. Pull the foil and then lightly mist the coaster with the shimmer mist.
Add a title or sentiment as desired. Foil around the edges of the piece if desired.
Be sure to sign your work.
Repeat for the back cover if desired. Here are the photos that did turn out...
At this point, you can punch a couple of holes or leave as is and use another type of binding for the covers and page inserts.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy some crafting time in the week to come! And be sure to stop by the Mixed Media blog often to see more Mixed Media projects by the design team.
Yesterday, I shared part 1 and shared the steps in making some paper fabric using one of the many digital images from Mixed Media Supplies. Yesterday's post is here.
I'm using the "fabric" as a book cover for a plain white small binder.
You'll need scissors fabric paper (see my previous post here) batting spray adhesive hot glue Cardstock inserts for the inside covers small binder
Cut a piece of batting just slightly larger than your binder. You can trim it once it's applied to the outside cover.
In a well ventilated and covered space, spray one side of the batting. Lift and apply to the outside of the binder. Press to secure in place. Trim excess. Spray the backside of the fabric and carefully smooth the fabric on the batting, leaving about an inch or more around all sides. Trim the area where the rings are and if you can slide the fabric under the metal on the spine I couldn't do that for this binder, but did get a pretty clean edge. Using the glue gun, glue the edges of the fabric to the inside of the binder. Trim edges if if you need to clean things up a bit. NOTE: Don't pull the fabric too taut, but you don't want it sagging either after some regular use.
Measure the material for the inserts, cut. Spray with the adhesive and press firmly into place. This binder has now been designated as my #30daysofgratitude2017 journal. If desired add a closure.
Hope you'll try your hand at creating some paper fabric and share your results! Enjoy some crafting and creative time this week! Thanks again to Peggy @MixedMediaSupplies for the fabulous images we have to work with. They're so amazing to work with.
How about this quick frame (file from the eShape store) and accompanying tags for each day in October?
*Sizzix eclips2 and eCal2 software Easel file from Lori Whitlock Embossing folders from Sizzix, Provo Craft Big Shot Pro Print Shop for MAC (to print smaller tags) Craftwell USA eBrush, SN adapter Spectrum Noir markers
Last week, I shared the cover of the album here. Let's take a peek at a few of the pages on the inside.
Remember this photo?
You'll need: Craftwell eBrush Markers (I used BIC brand) Cardstock, white (110lb Neenah was my choice) Bella Blvd (Just Add Color! papers, Trinkets (stickers) B&W, Enamel DooDads (arrows, stars, photo corners, and hearts) die cuts (border, heart, flower, letters) Micron .05 pen, black Other embellishments as desired Adhesive - Xyron was used for this project
Remember all those pieces you cut for the pages, go ahead, center and layer them in. Add your words from the Trinkets pages. I also used some enamel DooDads on the pages with the pictures*. I've colored them using markers! Slick!
(*Due to some privacy issues, I'm not able to share the pictures that are included in this album. So I hope you won't mind.... )
Here are a couple of photos of the inside pages that don't have pictures on them. and below those you'll see the full page spreads without the photos.
The nice thing about this album is that you're not limited by the number of pages. You can continue to add as desired. My album lays relatively flat still, so I don't need any "ties" to keep it closed, however, if you want, I'd suggest a simple belly band to slip on OR just tie it closed with a ribbon.
Hope you're inspired to capture the spirit of some fun late summer memories or just catch up on an album. Enjoy some scrapbooking time. We'd love to see what you create too. So join us over on the FB eBrush page and share! AND don't miss out on the rest of this week's designs by the eBrush Team on the CraftwellUSA blog.
I was so excited when my package arrived with all the Bella Blvd goodies in it! I wanted to combine my love of papercrafting and scrapbooking (of which I'm terribly behind!). This accordion album seemed to be a perfect fit for the start of today's project --- I'll share more of it next week!
You'll need: Craftwell eBrush Markers (I used BIC brand) Cardstock, white (110lb Neenah was my choice) Bella Blvd (Just Add Color! papers, Trinkets (stickers) B&W, Enamel DooDads (arrows, stars, photo corners, and hearts) die cuts (border, heart, flower, letters) Micron .05 pen, black Other embellishments as desired Adhesive
I cut 4 white card sheets at 10.5 inches by 5 inches. Score at 5" and again at 10" on the long side. Repeat for each sheet. Use the 1/2 inch wide scored section as your gluing tab to create your accordion style book. Here's what mine looks like before adding any embellishments. Now the real fun begins. Cut your Bella Blvd Just Add Color sheets to 3.75" square. Enough for your cover and the number of pages you want to add them to. Also get a few more sheets of your white cardstock and cut as many pieces as you have pages at 4 7/8 inch and set those aside. Also cut 2 pieces white cardstock at 4" square. For this particular album, I'm only embellishing the front of the album, leaving the backs open for some journaling --
Get your eBrush, markers and let's get some coloring done.
I used my electronic cutting machine to make the items below. If you have dies or chipboard that would be perfect for you album cover, by all means use what you have on hand.
Now, that you have all your coloring done, time to get a few things put together. I chose to use some Xyron adhesive for this project. Run the white 4 7/8" pieces through the machine and apply to each of the pages. Add a colored square of Bella Blvd to the center of each page as desired.
For the cover: I have a roll of burlap and cut a square just a little larger than 5 inches. I chose to also put that through the Xyron machine for good coverage and to make sure it would stick! Added my cover elements as shown below.
I have to admit that since I'm crafting "on the run" this month, this didn't turn out all that bad. Next week, I'll share some pics of the inside. As much as I'm loving my current surroundings, I will be grateful to get back home and into my regular crafting space early next month! And I'm sure my sister will appreciate it as well. :)
Hope you have some crafting time set aside for the week! Don't forget to drop by frequently... you never know what you'll find!
My paper started out as plain light gray. I used the Cut-n-Boss and the Twill Herringbone embossing folder using the following sandwich from the bottom up, D, A, Embossing folder, A.
After the paper was embossed I got the eBrush out with the siphon adapter and a bottle of ink adding some ink to the well attachment. Spray the whole page and let dry (It doesn't take long at all). Rinse the well out and add a bit of water. Now spray the water - the splotchier the better. Let dry.
When the paper is dry, turn it wrong side up and trace the top and bottom of your tin. Mark each. Cut and trim if needed. Trace again and this time, cut just inside the traced line for the inside top and bottom of the tin. Measure the width of the top and bottom sides. (I used one full sheet 8.5 x 11 to cover the tin. I had a second sheet as back-up if needed.) Repeat again for the inside if you wish. Decorate your top as desired. I chose to use a stencil from Latina Crafter (Cumpleanos) to add a little interest. The lettering is from a PC lettering set and the heart is an old punch from my stash (so old, the maker's identity has worn off).
Using Modge Podge adhere the pieces. Let dry. Tip: Apply the inside pieces first. Be sure to trim around the hinges and allow to dry thoroughly BEFORE applying a top coat to the paper both inside and out.
What project is next up in your craft room using Latina Crafter and CraftwellUSA? I hope it's something fun and summery.... Make a memory in your crafting space this week!
You'll need: Wooden Tags (1 1/2" x 3 1/4) from Latina Crafter Stencils Latina Crafter Wood Veneers, Feliz Cumpleanos Craftwell eBrush, AD Adapter (with foam cushion hack) Craftwell Siphon adapter, siphon cup Classic Markers (Stampin' Up!) Ink refills in coordinating colors Acrylic craft paint Modge Podge Scotch Quick Dry Glue Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Sizzix eclips2, eCal2) Craftwell Cut-n-Boss and plates TC Pocket Dies (Lucky Tag) Cardstock (white or light gray) Ribbon or twine Foam brush (for paint and Modge Podge Application0 embossing folder*
Tag 1: Paint all the tags white. I only did one side and covered the back side with some stenciled and eBrushed paper
Using the eBrush with the markers, create an ombre effect using 3 markers as desired and the Puntos stencil.
Lightly edge the tag with gray or brown marker
Cut the SO using your die cutting machine. You can ungroup the 'O' and remove the inner circle and replace it with a heart.
Weld the S and the O so they cut as one unit.
Change to the siphon adapter, with a small amount of ink, spray the die cut. set aside to dry.
Apply a light coat of modge podge to the tag. Lay the SO on the tag as desired and set aside to dry.
You can apply another light coat of Modge Podge when the first has dried.
If you apply something to the back of the tag, seal it with Modge Podge as well.
Tag 2: Cut the Lucky tag using the Cut-n-Boss using the sandwich as described below:
Stencil the Lucky Tag with the Banner stencil from the Feliz Cumpleanos set. Use the eBrush with the AD Marker adapter and the SU markers.
If desired for a little more texture and interest, emboss the are above the lettering with an embossing folder of your choice using the Cut-n-Boss with the following sandwich: Add a strip of contrasting color to the back of the Lucky Tag for a little more interest.
With the ebrush and a gray marker, add some gray along the edge of the tag.
Apply a light coat of Modge Podge to the wooden tag and place the Lucky Tag centered on the tag. Let dry. Apply a "dusting" of gray along the edge of the tag. Apply a second coat of Modge Podge to seal the tag.
Finish the back of the tag as desired.
Tag 3: Using the eBrush and marker and the Balloon Stencil from the Feliz Cumpleanos, add some color to the tag.
Cut a 2 using your die cutting machine, color using the siphon adapter.
Edge the tag with a light 'brushing" of gray along the edges. I also spattered some gray on the tag.
Apply a light coat of Modge Podge and add the 2 while the coat is still wet. Let dry.
Use some scotch quick dry glue to add the banner veneer cut. When that has dried, brush on a second coat of Modge Podge. Let dry.
Finish back of tag as desired.
Tag 4: Cut a paper tag using the electronic cutting machine -- I chose the word celebrate for my tag.
eBrush the Hat Stencil onto the tag using a marker. Add a bit more color using another marker. Allow the marker to splatter here and there.
Add some gray to the edge of the wooden tag. Add a light coat of Modge Podge, while it's still wet, center the paper tag and let dry.
Add highlights if desired and a second coat of Modge Podge.
Finish the back and seal with Modge Podge and set aside with the rest of the tags.
Tag 5: Ebrush and stencil using the Puntos Stencil again.
Add some gray to the edges.
Choose a photo as a focal point and trim to size as needed.
Use that Modge Podge again to seal the wood and as "glue" for the photo to the tag.
When that has dried, add a few dabs of glue to the back of the Veneer hat. You can apply a second coat of Modge Podge if you'd like.
Finish the back as desired and be sure to sign your project.
My husband is celebrating a milestone birthday this year, so I'm planning some extra goodies for him. He usually doesn't read my blog, so I hope he won't take a huge interest until AFTER his birthday! LOL
By the way, every tag album needs a container.... stay tuned that's up next!
Thanks for dropping by! Hope you'll be spending some time in your craft space creating soon!