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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Don't Throw That Paper Bag Away!

I seem to be on a recycling kick lately you know we crafters love to use things we already have!  This is a compostion book and the front was covered with a paper grocery bag that had been painted, here is how it was done using stamps and glitter from Stampendous.
1.  Cut paper bag about an inch more than you need on the top and side, lightly spritz with water and crumple it up, open it and crumple again.  The water helps with crumpling up the bag.  Lay paper piece flat on your work surface but don't flatten to much, you want the crumpled effect.
2.  Randomly place dots of DecoArt Americana paint on bag, for this I used cottonball, lavender fields and sky blue.  Fold bag over in half, lightly rub, open and fold again slightly off setting where it had been placed.  Repeat until you get desired look.  On mine some of the kraft bag is showing through which is fine since my image is stamped on kraft paper.

3.  While wet you can sprinkle with glitter if you would like...doesn't everything look better with glitter?! Stampendous Micro Glitters in Crystal, Ice Blue and Lavender were used.

4.  Once dry glue to the composition book using 3 in 1 Glue by Beacon Adhesive.  You can roll over the top of your paper with a brayer to smooth it out and to help with the glue. (Do NOT use brayer to apply glue!)

5.  Turn your composition book over on a cutting mat and using a kraft knife cut off excess paper.
6.  Stamp Bike Basket from Stampendous in black on kraft paper, color with colored pencils and stamp NOTES on the banner using letters from the Small Typewriter set.

7.  Apply Duo Glue to Maya Road Jonathan Chipboard Alphabet (after you have painted them with cottonball paint) and sprinkle with Crystal Micro Glitter and shake off.
8.  Punch a butterfly out of kraft paper, edge the wings with Zig 2 Way Glue marker, sprinkle with Ice Blue Micro Glitter and add pearls to the body.
9.  Use a tape runner to attach blue ribbon from May Arts to cover up the seam to the left.
10.  Glue down all of your pieces with 3 in 1 Glue and your done.

Thank you for stopping by, hope this gives you some inspiration!

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barbara macaskill said...

This is so pretty! Makes me think that maybe Spring will REALLY show up soon!! LOVE the colors and the glitter just makes it even more sparkalisccious!! TFS!

Pam Hornschu said...

Fun project! Love how you colored that new image!