Faux Leather TP mini Album – THE PAGES!

WOW!! I got so many amazing responses. Thank you! I’m so happy you liked this mini album as much as I did. Wasn’t it really fun and easy to make? Well…after much anticipation here comes the second part…THE PAGES! We’ll venture into these beautiful pages and learn how to create them one by one! Let’s get started! This album is full of interactive surprises. Pockets, flaps and more… as well as handmade embellishments that will take your breath away. Some of the work is delicate and requires patience but believe me, it’s worth it!   Since TP rolls are already pockets, that part is rather easy. All you need for this part is to add tags. I used scraps of paper from Tim Holtz papers to create the tags. To embellish the tags I add a cogwheel or sticker to each one. The most challenging pages were the corset opening page and the butterfly embellishment page. They took a long time …

Faux Leather TP Steampunk Mini Album

I love techniques. I love finding new ways of using old unwanted or unneeded things, namely recycling and reusing. I love mini albums. I wonder…if only I could come up with an idea that will combine all three…. Wait!! I found it…a faux leather mini album made from toilet paper rolls!       This fun project started one day as I realized how many TP rolls we throw away all the time. I really wanted to do something with them. I’ve seen TP mini albums before but I wanted to do something different and incorporate a little mixed media, techniques and messiness.   I transformed all TP rolls to pocket pages that look like leather and believe it or not kind of feel like leather too. I’ve used a special technique to make that look and you will not believe how easy it is! You only need water, Glycerin and a spritzer. You wet the rolls, crumple them a few …

Mixed Media Altered Paintbrush

I’ve been wanting to alter a paintbrush for awhile but I just never found the right one. All the paintbrushes I could find always seemed to be too small. I wanted a big paintbrush so I can treat it like a canvas and so a mixed media creation on it. Well… I finally found one, or my husband did. A 6″ paintbrush with a wooden handle (much easier to paint than plastic)…what a joy! I wanted to create a colorful, happy scene with lots of flowers and give it a homey feeling by adding a white picket fence and a street light. I started with covering the paintbrush with gesso and then stenciled the entire surface of the paintbrush including the bristles. Then I colored it with spray paints creating a multi colors textured background. I added the fence and the street light and embellished with layers of many bright colored flowers. I also added more textured with cheesecloth and lace …

HOW TO CRAFT YOUR PAPER SCRAPS – CLEVER IDEA YOU CAN MAKE

  Inside: how to craft your paper scraps and make a clever and fast junk journal   I’m not a hoarder! But I’ll admit I hate throwing away paper scraps, even the small ones. I feel like I’m throwing away an important resource and it just makes me so uncomfortable I simply don’t throw any paper scraps. That created another problem of piles of craft paper piles that need using…     WHAT ARE PAPER SCRAPS   This might sounds like a stupid question but the definition of scraps is a subjective definition. Some will consider a small 2 inches piece like a paper scrap and others will consider it as trash and throw it away. So the first thing you need to do when crafting your paper scraps is to decide how big is your pile and sort through it. Once you do that using your scraps will be much easier!   HOW TO CRAFT YOUR PAPER SCRAPS   …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: STRONG

Lately life is not easy. We are going through a tough time here when rockets are flying and terrorists want to destroy us. In times like this it’s a little hard to create but I have come to realize I need to force myself to create because it distracts me and helps me with the everyday stress. The best thing to create, while also inspiring yourself is an art journal page with a quite to empower you. This is one of those rare times when I started a project with very little in my head. Meaning, I didn’t know what I wanted to create and I didn’t have a picture in my head like I usually do. I knew what colors I wanted ad that was about it. From there I just started to create, using my favorite mediums and supplies, basically trying to have fun. working with so many bright colors and an inspirational quote was very liberating and …

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