Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Altered notebook tutorial with Papericious

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my March Papericious tutorial.
This time I made the notebook cover with Blush collection and I made it as an old fashioned door.
The wood grain cardstock in this collection was just the perfect one to make this kind of a project and yes, my door is pink and I love it this way. (Anyway, it's just a note book to use, not a real door  of your home).
So let me show you a bit of this project and then I made a full step by step tutorial for you to use and to make the similar project.
This is how it looks from the side.

And this is how it looks from the front:

And some close- ups to the front embellishments cluster.
I made it with Papericious chipboards and paper cuts and tried to stay as flat as possible as this is a notebook to use, not the canvas for wall decoration.
The only things that are non Papericious are those metal handle and the key hole.

Step by step tutorial:
1. This is a cheap notebook with hard cover I used for this project.
You can get them in each and every office shop.

2. Cut the inside with craft knife and cover the hard cover with natural canvas. I had two 12*12'' pieces of canvas that couldn't cover the whole notebook. So I covered one side and added the second piece from the back and made this pocket that can be used to keep  some notes or a pen.

3. Cut a piece of thin chipboard that  fits the cover  size and paint it with black gesso.

4. Paint  white gesso layer over the black one.

5. Cut a wood grain pink cardstock to the cover side and glue it over another piece of thin chipboard.

6. Cut the glued cardstock into strips.
Make the frame with first 4 thin strips as shown.

7. Add more gesso inside the frame making it as a wood texture.I found that the best tool to make it is an old tooth brush  where you cut out each second row.

8.Mist the wet gesso with Crushed Shells mist to get this " kind of the old" look.
 Let it totally dry!

9. Cut more cardstock over chipboard strips and arrange the door as shown.Don't try to make it perfect: this is an " old" hand made door; kind of add any wood piece you have one.

10. Add the metal handle and the key hole.
Secure the upper vertical strip with two small brads.

11. Hand cut the cardstock pieces you want to add to your embellishment cluster.

 12. Glue the cardstock piece inside the notebook - one side over the cover and second side over the notebook pages that were cut out before we wrapped the cover.

14. Make the embellishment cluster with chipboards that were painted with black and gold acrylics.
Arrange the chipboards and the cardstock pieces as shown.
Mist the " REMEBER" title with the same mist used over gesso.
Enjoy your embellished notebook!

Papericious products used:
Blush collection
Papericious Premium Edition - Blush

Chipboard- Heart collage
Chipboard - Heart Collage - ALL YOURS
Theme chipboard- Moments
Theme Chipboard - Moments
Chipboard- Bubble
Chipboard - Bubble

Chipboard-Moroccan Lattice
Chipboard - Moroccan Lattice

Monday, 27 March 2017

Friendship tag with Scrapmatts

 My new fancy Friendship tag made with DCVW stack and a lot of Scrapmatts chipboards.
All chipboards were painted with kind of a white-grey acrylic paint as I wanted to keep the details of those chipboards.
Small Smile word chipboard was added on the top of the tag and the big Friendship sentiment chipboard was added on the bottom.
The leaves and the Bird bath were covered with clear glitter paint.
I also embellished the leaves with copper pearls as the berries.

Product Scrapmatts list:
Mens' Accessories 01 CB1201
Scrap Words 31 CB6112
Birdbaths 03 CB1203
Ornate Frames 19 CB6091
String Circles 06 Roses CB4070

Scrapmatts March layout inspiration

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my March inspirational Scrapmatts post.
As always (or almost always) I made one scrapbooking page and one other  smaller project, and this time it's a fancy layered tag.
So first let me show you my Wedding scrapbook page.
Those are photos from my daughter's September wedding and I decided to keep this page with a lot of white space and to use the same photo in two different sizes.

I used two chipboard piece as my sub titles- Family and Together.
 I made the upper title cluster with a piece of gold painted Diamond Mesh and added the Family arrow and the fancy word Love painted in black.

The smaller photo was covered with the chipboard black painted frame.

The sticks chipboard piece was added under the larger photo and painted in gold paint.

Floral design chipboard that was painted in gold was added under the pink die cut flowers.

 Product list:
Sticks 02 CB5153
Circle Mesh 02 CB5129
Ornate Frame 21 CB6093
Floral design 05 CB1118
Scrap Words 32 CB6113
Assorted Words 23 CB6105
Assorted Words 28 CB6115
Diamond Mesh 03 CB5127

Friday, 24 March 2017

Peflect change door hanger

This is my new Art Anthology project/
You can see the whole tutorial HERE in Art Anthology blog and to see the whole product list there too.

Cuba Libra Misc Me pages with BoBunny

Those Misc Me pages are made for BoBunny Media showcase project in March.
I made them with my last year Cuba travel photos and Life in Color collection was just a perfect fit for this matter.
For those who never visited Cuba- this country is a mixture of old and new, communist and capitalist and is so much different from anything you've ever seen.

Product list:

Life in color Nature 12*12'' cardstock
Life in Color Journal Contents
Life in Color Pocket Squares
Life in Color chipboards
Life in Color Layered chipboards
Life in Color Noteworthy
All Caps dies
It's Written stamp
Captured stamp
Stitches stamp
Wall to wall textures stamp

Contour Liner Silver

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