Friday, September 22, 2017

How To Make a Surprisingly Easy Shaker Bookmark

Here's a quick and easy tutorial for a shaker bookmark. Shaker Cards and Planner Inserts are all the rage. Why not expand that to bookmarks and planner bands? After letting the idea play around in my mind for awhile this is what I came up with.
~ Shaker Bookmark ~
 This particular idea requires a Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool. This is only my second project with the Fuse so the learning curve is minimal. You will also need a page protector, a head band, assorted sequins,  Rinea Foiled Paper and Rinea Ghost Ink. The stamp I used is from In God's Time a clear stamp set by Joy Clair.
 Step 1: Stamp image onto foiled paper, let set, and remove ink with wipe as outlined in the instructions accompanying Ghost Ink.
Step 2: Trim image from foiled paper leaving a 1/4" shaped edge.
Step 3: Place shaped paper into page protector, flush with bottom seal.
 Step 4: Use Fuse tool to seal page protector around the edges of the shaped paper, leaving a narrow gap between the paper and the seal. Leave the top open. Trim the sealed shape from the page protector.
 Step 5: Place elastic head band on back of sealed image. Seal strips of page protector over the band to hold it in place.
 Step 6: Add Sequins, seal top of shape. Trim excess.
 An elastic headband will fit most books and is wide enough not to damage the pages. Purchase an assortment and make yourself a bookmark in every color. Then start over, making bookmarks for friends!
Supplies:
Ghost Ink, Foiled Paper:Rinea
Stamps:Joy Clair
Sequins:Spiegel Mom Scraps
Glitter:Martha Stewart
Page Protector:Keep Filing
Fuse Tool:We R Memory Keepers
Headband:Greenbriar Int.

Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, September 18, 2017

How To Embellish Vintage Books With Foiled Paper

Embellishing poems in vintage books has turned out to be quite a passion for me.
~ The Owl And The Pussy Cat ~
 Check out my first attempt today on the Scraperfect Blog.

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, September 14, 2017

How To Make A Bright, Colorful, Worry Free Aquarium

This post on how to make a beautiful aquarium that is worry free is for anyone who likes the beauty without the bother. 
~ Foiled Fish Aquarium ~
This project is up today on the
  ScraPerfect blog 
Stop by for a tutorial and more photos.

Scrap On!


~charity~

Friday, September 8, 2017

What You Need To Know To Make An Old Book Beautiful

If you like the idea of making an old book beautiful here is what you need to know. While thrifting I found an old poem book in excellent shape but without illustrations. There was plenty of space on the pages so I decided to add my own illustrations. This months collaboration between Joy Clair Stamps and Rinea Foiled Paper made this project a snap!
~ The Owl and the Pussy Cat ~
 Before we start here is a look at the book, a gorgeous slim volume of verse bound in green with an embossed cover.
 As you can see there is plenty of room on the pages for beautification. 
 Just a few simple tools aided me in my plans:
Rinea Ghost Ink
Joy Clair Stamps
Spell Binders Dies
 The corner pieces I cut from Rinea Copper Foiled Paper. The paper shapes so beautifully with detailed dies. I add a layer of craft foam underneath the foiled paper before running it through my embosser/cutter.
 The ship and the pig's wings were stamped on Rinea Emerald Foiled Paper with Rinea Ghost Ink. I fussy cut them with scissors to fit to the page.
 This pig with wings from the Joy Clair stamp set All Things Possible has a vintage flavor. It is right at home here in this beautiful book.
 To put it all together I used ScraPerfect adhesive.
The Best Glue Ever holds the glossy foiled paper securely. Spread it thin and let it dry to a translucent finish.
The finished product meshes well with the page design and leaves space on the pages. The shine of the Foiled Paper adds a luxurious touch. Look for more illustrated poems in the coming days. This quick and easy project was perfect for Rinea Foiled Paper and ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.
Supplies:
Ghost Ink and Foiled Paper:Rinea
Clear Stamps:Joy Clair
Adhesive:ScraPerfect

Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, September 4, 2017

How To Make An Elegant Peacock From Colorful Flowers

This post on how to make and elegant peacock from colorful flowers uses petals for a striking project.
~ Flower Petal Peacock ~
Find more photos and a tutorial on the
ScraPerfect Blog.

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, August 31, 2017

How To Make a Beautiful Model With Colorful Paint

Today I have a few tips and photos for how to use colorful paint to make a beautiful model. I had Spine Surgery in mid-July. To keep me occupied with out overdoing it my daughter suggested we assemble and paint this wooden St. Petersburgh Cathedral.  
We have nearly the full collection of Deco Art Dazzling Mettalics paints and have been eager to use them on a project.
These wood models are difficult to assemble. They contain many pieces and they don't quite fit together right. We have done many so we were ready with a craft knife for trimming and hot glue for assembling. We use the hot glue more as a sealer that fills in for the pieces that aren't.
We assembled in layers, fine tuning each piece to fit and lay properly before we painted. For this model we purchased a string of LED lights. To create a glow I added vellum to the windows. 
ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever attached the vellum without leaving marks. Spreading a thin layer of the glue and letting it dry to a semi-gloss ensured perfect attachment.
Two layers of acrylic paint give sufficient coverage. We always add a layer to the back to avoid glaring edges. One nights work was done in such a rush that it had to be resurfaced the next day. For this I used ScraPerfect's solvent, Best Cleaner Ever. I spritzed it on the pieces, let them sit for a few minutes, then rubbed off the layers of black and silver paint. 
For our project we used 9 colors of paint in a variety of combinations. We completed the ground floor and central tower first. We used variations of that design to decorate the other towers. The spires are divided into 5 Purple/Gold, 2 Blue/Silver, 2 Green/Silver, and 2 Plum and Olive with Silver. The roof of the first floor is primarily Teal and Black cleanses the pallet between layers of color.
 If you decide to try your hand at  this hobby start simple, and purchase 2 of any beloved design. The practice of putting it together twice will pay off. As for color, pic any you like and enjoy the process. It can be repainted if you decide to tweak the design a little. 
Don't worry if your model leans a little or is missing pieces. The finished project is about the time spent together and the joy of accomplishment. Perfection isn't a necessary ingredient for happiness.

Supplies:
3-D Wood Model:Sea Land (Amazon)
Acrylic Paint:Deco Art
Vellum, Hot Glue:Hobby Lobby
Glue, Solvent:ScraPerfect

Scrap On!

~charity~


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How To Make A Bright, Colorful, Worry Free Aquarium

This post on how to make a bright, colorful, worry free aquarium is for anyone who likes the beauty without the bother.  My kiddos are always wanting another pet, but not the chores that go along with it. Using stamps, pigment ink, and an empty jar I created an aquarium that will never need more than dusting!
~ Foiled Fish Aquarium ~
I knew I wanted a lot of different colors in my aquarium so I used the Jewels Variety Pack of Rinea Foiled Paper. This set has both glossy and star embossed papers. 
Pigment ink stamps easily onto Rinea Foiled Paper but is just as easy to smear. The good thing with that is a smear can be cleaned off and the same paper re-stamped. Heat embossing the Foiled Paper is tricky but with a light hand and a little practice it is no big deal. One tip is to emboss one image, or portion of an image at a time, allowing the paper to cool between.
I placed the largest piece of "coral" at the center of the jar then built out from that on either side. I used different colored paper for the fish and coral but the same stamp. This view of the side gives an idea of the many layers. 
To adhere the foiled paper to the bottom of the jar I bent the lower edge under and applied a thin line of the Best Glue Ever. After letting the glue dry to a semi-clear state I placed the foiled paper image in the jar and used a bamboo skewer to tamp down the glued portion.

The lid of the jar is more Rinea Foiled Paper that has been heat embossed with an ocean wave theme. The Foiled Paper waves were glued to the jar lid using the same Scraperfect glue.
Once again I found I could NOT take gorgeous photos of my project without the help of the Perfect Cleaning Cloth. Every adjustment left finger prints on the foil decorated lid or glass sides. After a really good clean I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to reposition the jar for each photo.

Supplies:
Foiled Paper:
Pigment Ink:Clear Snap
Embossing Powder:WOW
Stamps:All Night Media, Sheena Douglas
Jar:Smuckers
Glue:ScraPerfect

Scrap On!


~charity~