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

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~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.

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~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

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~charity~