HOW TO AGE PAPER – 6 EASY TECHNIQUES TO MAKE PAPER LOOK OLD

  Inside: how to age paper – techniques to make paper look old   I love craft materials with a vintage and aged look especially paper. Waiting until paper gets to look old on its own can take a very long time so other than buying it in the craft store the best way to have aged paper is to make it yourself.     WHY AGE PAPER   Although making your own craft paper supply can be time consuming using different techniques and materials to age paper yourself is a good idea for several reasons: Age any paper you want without depending on the selection the store has. Control the color and hue of the paper. Decide if and what texture to add to the paper. Make large number of aged paper. Cost effective and very cheap. Use materials you already have at home and in the craft room.   WHAT TO DO WITH AGED PAPER   When you …

HOW TO MAKE AN EASY COMBINATION OF AN EASEL AND STEP CARDS

  Inside: how to make an easy combination of an easel and stair step card   I don’t like the words can’t or impossible so when I have a situation that seems impossible I always try to find a way to solve it or go around it. This is what happened when I wanted to make two cards I like in one. I found a way to combine an Easel card and a Stair Step Card.       HOW TO MAKE AN EASEL CARD   An easel card is a really fun card that is flat when inside he envelope but when opened stands up in a triangle shape. There are many versions of this card and here are a few you can make: Triple easel card Twisted easel card   HOW TO MAKE A STEP CARD   A step card is also a 3D card when its full effect is visible when it’s opened. This card has folds …

SUPER EASY WAY TO MAKE A PAPER HEXAGON BOX TUTORIAL

  Inside: super easy way to make a paper hexagon box complete with step by step photos.   You already know I love boxes. I don’t just like them, I’m kind of obsessed with them. So much so I hardly ever throw a box away and not only do I have A LOT of empty boxes I also keep making them!     WHY MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER BOXES   Boxes are a great way to keep things organized in every room in your house especially in your craft room. When you make your own paper boxes you can decide their size, color and structure. It’s a great way to be creative but also make useful craft projects. Paper boxes are perfect for DIY gifts and/ or gift wraps.   DIY PAPER BOX WITH A UNIQUE SHAPE   When we think about making boxes we usually think about a square or rectangle shaped boxes. However you can make boxes with …

HOW TO MAKE WET SUMMER SCRAPBOOK PAGES

  Inside: how to make fun wet summer scrapbook pages   When it’s hot outside the best thing you can do is spend the day in water or you can stay indoors, enjoying the ac and making fun wet scrapbook summer pages with all your summer photos.       MAKING SUMMER SCRAPBOOK PAGES   There are a few principles for making summer scrapbook pages: Use summer colors like blues for water photos, greens for camping photos and yellow for photos on the outside in the sun. Keep the atmosphere light and fun with bright colors, funny photos, large headlines and great embellishments Add summer theme embellishments like waves, summer fruits, sun and more.   Here are some summer scrapbook page ideas:   SEA COLOR BACKGROUNDS   Create a page with ocean colors that blend together with the photo. That will immediately give your page the right atmosphere and mood. It can be a pattern with waves, a paper with …

HOW TO USE WATERCOLOR POWDER IN SCRAPBOOKING

  Inside: what is watercolor powder and how to use it on a scrapbooking page   Let’s go back a few years to when you were a kid, do you remember the amazing feeling you had when you discovered something new? It was a blend of magic, wonder and excitement of seeing something for the first time. This is how I felt when I first tried watercolor powder, it was pure magic to me!     WHAT IS WATERCOLOR POWDER   Watercolor powder is basically a watercolor paint product that comes in a powder form. The product can be mixed with water and used in many different ways. Powders can also be mixed with other liquid, gel, paint and paste mediums to customize the colors of those products.   None of the colors are really ‘pure’ colors – there is a blend of several colors within each bottle or pot that creates its own blend when activated to produce a …

ONE PAGE WONDER BOX TUTORIAL

  Inside: how to make a one page wonder box   I love challenging myself in different ways especially in crafts. So I like to come up with ways of making paper projects with limits. In this case I tried to come up with an idea to make a box from only one piece of 12×12 cardstock. These types of projects are called one page wonder projects and making them is not only fun it’s frugal!     HOW TO MAKE A ONE PAGE WONDER BOX   Coming up with the design for this box took some trial and error but I think the final result is not bad.   Here’s how to make it: Score a 12×12 double sided cardstock at 3″ and 9″ Turn the page quarter of a turn and score at 3″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/2″ and 11″ While the four score lines are horizontal cut out top left and right corners from the edge until …

THE BEST TECHNIQUE FOR MAKING AN AMAZING MIXED MEDIA CANVAS

  Inside: the best technique for making a mixed media canvas   My favorite technique for making a mixed media canvas and I think by far, the most striking is the technique I’ll share with you today. This technique doesn’t have an official name but it’s commonly known as the texture and art medium based technique.     WHAT IS A MIXED MEDIA CANVAS   When you make a mixed media canvas you basically combine materials and techniques. Unlike painting for example where you paint with acrylic paints or watercolors or scrapbooking where you use paper supplies to document memories. In this type of art you mix different techniques and supplies on the same project. In this specific technique you use these materials and techniques:   FOUND OBJECTS – in order to create the texture on the canvas you attach all kinds of found objects and embellishments. You can use any object you have in your stash but not only. You …

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