Saturday, 23 September 2017

Paper Mash Up

Paper Mash Up

Hi There!

Brrr!  Autumn has arrived -
Chilly mornings, warm and
sometimes sunny days.
We shall soon have to
light the fire in the evenings where did I put
that rug.................?

Helen Chilton is with us
today to show us what
she has made with those
bits of paper........

"Here are some Christmas decorations 
using paper scraps from my 
(very large) scrap stash!

Cut the shapes out of mount board.

Then get out your paper scraps - 
I've chosen greens and blues for my tree

Cover the back with a larger piece..

....and then lay your chosen scraps 
over the tree shape. 

When you're happy glue them down with a glue stick.

Then flip it over and trim the edges - 

much easier to do it this way than try to 
trim each individual scrap to fit.

The end result is this. 

I've used torn and cut edges on mine.

Here are the four shapes 
all in different colour ways:

After that I did some stamping and embossing 
in silver or gold tinsel embossing powder.

 This is a Woodware stamp which I chose 
because it has lots of different patterns on it
 - very useful.

Here you can see that I've stamped 
fairly randomly:

For the edges I used the more textured powder - 
Stampendous Frantage Embossing enamel 
in either aged silver or aged gold.

After that it's time to embellish using ribbons,
 braids, bells, beads, buttons, sequins....

whatever you've got."

......and here are the final four:

The Star

The Tree

The Bauble

The Stocking

Woohoo!  We're on our way
to preparing for that December
Celebration......  Thank you Helen!

Whatever you celebrate in December
there's bound to be some decoration
involved and Helen's technique really
does lend itself to every occasion

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Friday, 22 September 2017

Paper Mash Up

Paper Mash Up

Hallo There!

Good to see you!  Here is
another idea in this strand
for re-using the paper/card
that might end up in the
re-cycing bin.

Jane Castle has been looking
through her re-cycling.........

"Hello Everyone, today I would very much
 like to show you how I started with these .......

and ended up with this:

As I'm one of those people that think 
'That might come in handy' I tend to 
have a few empty packages in store
 so this project was fairly easy to make. 

The outer casing was from a Supermarket 
shelf that had been displaying deoderants.

It measures 25cm wide, 12.5cm deep 
and 13.5cm high at the back. 

I then also added a piece of stiff board
 to the back for the clipboard which 
measures 19cm x 23cm.

I played around with the internal arrangement
 before I cut any boxes to size.

Next a made up a spray paint mix ready
 to add universal colour to all the internal parts
 that were not going to be covered with 
decorative papers.

The mix was roughly 2 parts Mermaid,
1 part Beach hut and 2 parts water. 

I sprayed the insides of all the small inserts 
but didnt worry about the base of the
 outer shell as that would not be seen.

The front and sides were then covered with
 Kaisercraft Basecoat IV Collection Broadwalk.

This paper was also used for the clip board--- 
there was just enough left to cover one of the
 small boxes and the 2 tubes.

The remaining boxes were then covered in 
FabScrapes Hoot & Toot. 

2 of the birds from their Scrapping Goodies 
were used for the embellishments.

The embellishments were then given 2 coats of paint. 
The heart I stippled to give an uneven effect.

Detail was then added

  I love poppy seed heads and dry several 
at this time of year to add to various projects -- 
 for this one I cut the seed pod in half 
and then sprayed.

Fancy Cord/ Bakers Twine was added
 to the front and the seed pod.

Adhesive gems were added for the birds eyes
 and once I'd given the larger leaves 2 coats 
of clear embossing powder the stamped detail had 
almost disappeared so I then re-inked the stamp 
and heated the embossing powder again 
placing the stamp into the molten glaze.

Finally some dried grass from a Stipa flower 
was placed behind the butterfly.

This took 2 sheets of 12x12 papers and a few 
embellishments ---- probably things we all 
have in our stash!

The clipboard is to be used for a reminder 
of birthdays for each month."

Items Used

A lovely project to keep us busy
now that the evenings are
drawing in.  Many thanks Jane

I had forgotten about making a
spray with the Fresco paints -
so useful for getting colour into
the nooks and crannies

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Paper Mash Up

Paper Mash Up

Hallo All

Today we have another
use for those bits of paper
we can't bear to throw
away but still we are not

Angela Radford is going
to show us how she
manages all those bits.....

"Hi all. 
Here to show you something I've 
made with some left-over 
background papers.

When looking through my stash I noticed these..... 
I must have made them a long time ago and was
 made with Mica stains and rubbed over with
 treasure Gold wax. 

I thought they would make great paper beads. 
So here goes!

I've drawn the measurements on the back 
of the paper to make it easy for you.

And here is a larger view. Top...

and bottom. 

Next you need to cut along the lines.

Using a wooden skewer, roll the paper 
starting with the widest strip (3/8"x3/8")
 then go onto the next (3/8"x1/4") 
which will narrow at the end ready to 
take the third piece (1/4"x 0") 
which ends in a point. 

You will see that I've added glue along
 the length of the strip.

You should end up with something like this.

For the long bead I used two strips (3"x3" and 3"x0") 

and then repeat the process with these.

Close-up of the measurements.

 At this stage I used a glue to seal the beads
 on the outside which also has the effect of 
hardening them.

And here is one of the round beads 
wired and ready to be completed.

Now I hadn't planned to do a tutorial for the
 background paper but it seemed a shame not
 to show you how to make this so start off by 
putting about three to four puffs of Pixie Powder
 into a container and adding about three tablespoons
 of water. Mix thoroughly and you're ready to go.

Apply with a paint brush onto a sheet of A4 paper.

 Allow it to dry just a little and then 
screw up tightly while damp.

Open it up, flatten out and allow it to dry.

Take your Gilding wax of choice and rub it 
over the creases with your fingers ........
and yes, I am wearing gloves... Wimp!

 When complete you get this which is just lush! 

Obviously you can flatten it out more if you wish.

Had to show you the handbag charm in situ.

 Sorry it's a bit lengthy today but hope 
you enjoyed watching. 

Happy crafting, Angela xXx"

Products used :
Jewellery Findings
Wooden skewers

Thank you for a super project
Angela and not to mention
the bonus background tutorial

I had forgotten just how
effective paper beads can be
and with the Gifting Season
coming ever closer .........

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx