Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How To Make A Delightful Bracelet That is Quick And Easy

If you like altered items then you will want to know how to make this delightful bracelet that is quick and easy.  I love costume jewelry. When this fun piece showed up in a box from my Grandmother I knew right away it was destined to become something NEW!
~ Forget Me Not ~
 Stop by the ScraPerfect blog today for a full tutorial!

Scrap On!

~charity~

Sunday, July 16, 2017

How To Make Epic ATC's With Beautiful and Unique Foiled Paper

Today I am sharing how to make epic ATC's with Foiled Paper that is beautiful and unique. My theme for June's ATC A Day Challenge was Ocean. It quickly deteriorated into a chaos of unrelated ideas. Before it did I made this pair of ATC's with Rinea Foiled Paper accents.
~ Ocean ATC's ~
 Making the Fish ATC was fairly simple. First I punched the center then the opposite corners with detailed designs. I stamped and embossed fish then lined the card with Red Glossy Foiled Paper.
 I used the amazing glue from ScraPerfect to hold the slippery foiled paper onto the cardstock. The No-Clog Writing Cap helped me place very thin lines and dots of the Best Glue Ever exactly where I wanted them.
 The Ocean Waves ATC took several applications of product. First I painted stripes of watercolors onto the cards. Over that I stamped and then embossed layers of waves. The final step was a frame, die cut from Silver Glossy Foiled Paper.
Together, this pair of ATC's show how simple it is to add a bit of glow to any project using Rinea Foiled Paper!
Supplies:
Cardstock:Warehouse Paper Co.
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing Powder
Ink:Clear Snap
Stamps:Inkadinkado
Punches:Kreaxions
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Watercolors:Close To My Heart

Scrap On!

~charity~




Friday, July 14, 2017

How To Make Flowers for a Spectacular Sunshine Layout

Charity here with a post on how to make flowers for a spectacular sunshine layout. I like to give my projects the personal touch of matching embellishments. All the details to recreate this page are on the ScraPerfect blog today!
~ Hello Sunshine ~
Stop by for the full tutorial as well as product links.

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, July 13, 2017

How To Make An Absolutely Beautiful Gift Box

Here's how to make an absolutely beautiful gift box from Rinea Foiled Paper. The design mimics raindrop optical illusions. It is a bit tricky to line up the circles, but more than worth the effort. 
~ Illusions Gift Box ~
 The sides of this box are a series of fluted concentric rings, die cut from the Jewels Variety Pack of Rinea Foiled Paper. I glued them to Kraft paper in the two patterns below.
 Beginning with the open centered square, I cut a small circle from the side. I cut a corresponding circle from the foil centered square. I exchanged the circles between the two squares.
To complete the gift box I made 3 pair of squares with concentric fluted circles. The first pair had nothing removed. The second pair had one small circle exchanged. The third pair had two small circles exchanged.
 To enhance the party flair of the gift box I punched balloons from an alternate color of Rinea Foiled Paper from the Jewels Variety Pack. I glued Twine to the corner of the box. Over that I added the balloons so that they spread on either side of the corner.
 Here is a view of the Back of the box showing the inverse color schemes.
  
It is never too early to begin making Teacher Appreciation gifts. With an optical illusion theme this box will be just right for either a male or female recipient. My perfectionist 6th grader will be thrilled to hand over this lavish little number to his adored teacher. 
Supplies:
Foiled Paper: Rinea
Cardstock: Recollections
Ribbon: May Arts
Twine: Jillibean Soup
Best Glue Ever: ScraPerfect 

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, July 6, 2017

How To Make A Quick And Easy Tower With Foam Blocks

This tutorial on how to make a quick and easy tower using foam blocks makes a mess and creates a masterpiece! This month Rinea is collaborating with Floracraft: Make It Fun Crafts. I was given three foam blocks to create with and dug right in with my craft knife.
~ Escher's Clocks ~
If you have always wanted a piece of modern art, created by you then read right on through these directions and get started.
Supplies and Tools Needed:
Floracraft Foam Cubes of 3" each, Sharpie, Ruler, Craft Knife, Paint, and Silver Glossy Rinea Foiled Paper
 Step 1: Use a sharpie to mark a diagonal line that reaches around two sides of the foam block. Cut back the face of the foam block so that a 1/2 inch foam ledge protrudes.
 Step 2: Shape this ramp into steps by dividing the ledge into equal portions and leveling off each section. Cut the steps of the second block to rise opposite of the first and third blocks.
Step 3: Mark a square on the bottom of the second level of the tower. This square should extend from the under edge of the lower steps inward, to the center of the block. Carve away the block so that the square stands out 1/2 inch from the base. Repeat for the third level of the tower.

Step 4: Make a mark 1/2 inch from the edge of the upper-stair-side of the first block. Line up the square at the base of the second block with this mark. Trace the square onto the top of the first block. Cut a shallow crevice inside these lines. Test the pieces during carving, aiming for a snug but smooth fit. Repeat this process for the attachment between the third and second blocks.
 Step 5: Assemble the tower. The weight of the second and third block will balance each other out. Even though the tower levels hang over the edge of the one below, the tower will not tumble.
Step 6: Paint the blocks with bright colored acrylic paint. I used Tattered Angels High Impact Paint.
Step 7: Draw a variety of melted clock faces onto the Silver Foiled Paper. Cut out and attach the clocks to the painted foam. Form the foiled paper so that it appears to be dripping down the sides of the tower.

I discovered the best adhesive for this project is the Best Glue Ever. Other adhesives either didn't adhere to the foiled paper or didn't adhere to the foam. This project is a double whammy and a perfect test of the handy nature of ScraPerfect's glue. Squeeze a medium sized circle on the back of a clock. Let the glue dry to a semi-clear consistentcy before attaching the clock to the foam. Otherwise the glue will drip into the crevices and away from the foiled paper.

 If you have an appreciation for the surrealistic art of  M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali you will know this Never-Ending Tower and Melting Clocks are not my original idea. They are borrowed from the works of these great artists with my humble thanks and deepest admiration.

Supplies:Foiled Paper:Rinea
Foam Cubes:Floracraft
Paint:Canvas Corp Brands

Scrap On

~charity~

Friday, June 23, 2017

How To Make A Stunning Page Quick and Easy With Embossing

Today I have a new tutorial that shows you how to make a stunning page the quick and easy way. This process lets clear Embossing Powder steal the show with a Mixed Media twist. It's all the hard work of a messy fingers project without the drying time.
~ Special Event ~
My weekend in Tacoma with this dear friend was an exceptional experience. We relaxed, saw the sights, and reconnected over plenty of coffee. Blue Fern Studios new collection Spring Parade shares the emotions of that time with its pastel tones and garden images. These tags with the titles Special Event and Small Moments pulled it all together.
The sketch I used for this page has a background heart shape. I wanted to incorporate a Mixed Media element but didn't want to take the time for the layers to dry. I decided to put my Wow Embossing Powder to work and it was CLEARLY a success.
I made this sweet Teddy ATC to illustrate the process I used for the green tone-on-tone heart on my layout.
To begin I cut a heart shape from cardstock and taped it over my purple ATC blank. Over that I placed a stencil with a very open pattern. Finally I dabbed it heavily with clear embossing ink.
 I dusted my ATC with clear Wow Embossing Powder then heat set it.
 I again taped the heart shape over my purple ATC. I dribbled a darker purple mist onto a cotton round then rubbed it across the embossed surface. 
 The mist tinted only the bare paper and wiped off the embossing. The finished product offers a tone-on-tone Mixed Media background. The ATC took mere minutes to produce!
Special Event is my entry for Stuck Sketches June 15th Challenge. Here is the sketch by Laura Whitaker.
Layout Supplies:
Paper:Blue Fern Studio
Flowers:Prima
Flower Centers, Acetate:Glitz Design
Tags, Tickets:Crate Paper
Die Cut Banner:Fancy Pants
Pearls:Close To My Heart
Embossing Folder:Crafter's Companion
Purple Mist:Clear Snap
Stencil:The Crafters Warehouse
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing

ATC Supplies:
Paper:Close To My Heart
Cardstock:Recollections
Twine:Twinery
Stickers:Echo Park, Bella Blvd
Teddy:ClipartView.com
Stencil:Kite
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How To Make An Easy Sunshade From Beautiful Foiled Paper

Today I have an easy tutorial for a beautiful sunshade made from Rinea Foiled Paper. At our house we have an unfortunate window that leaves a reflection on the TV. At first I blocked the light with a couple pictures from the kids art class. When I discovered the sun had melted the plastic wrap at the back of the paintings I knew I needed a better solution.
~ Foiled Paper Sunshade ~
I set out to draw an oriental lantern but got caught up in the exactness of it. I spent too much time measuring one side against another to be sure I had it straight. Lori took pity on me and drew this lantern free hand. 
I laid an entire roll of Turquoise Starstruck Foiled Paper over a cutting mat. I secured the drawing and the Foiled Paper with washi tape. The cutting mat protected my hardwood floor and my tools.
 I used an eyelet setter and hammer to pierce holes along the drawn lines. The tools are a set from Making Memories.
To hold the foil in the window I again used washi tape this time a blue with a quarter-foil pattern. The tape will most likely only hold one season. As the year changes the sun moves and the sunshade isn't required year round. Next year I'll put it up with a different color of washi tape. 
  The piercings are not exact, nor is the lantern perfectly symmetrical. It has a lovely whimsical bent to it that fits right in with my collection of vintage bottles and colored glass.  Stop by the Rinea Blog to see other inspiring Foiled Paper ideas.
Supplies:
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Tools:Making Memories
Rotary Cutting Mat:Olfa

Scrap On!

~charity~