Sunday, 14 October 2018

Teeny Weenie Boxes For ScraPerfect

Good morning ScraPerfect Fans! I have created some teenie weenie boxes this time with a vintage vibe to them.  This is a super simple project and with the help of the ScraPerfect  products, you can make these tiny boxes for stocking stuffers, or pop a little suprise inside for someone special.

I started off with some 2 inch paper mache boxes and then gave them a coat of gesso. Once the gesso was dry, I used some Prima Art Alchemy paints in my favorite colours. Once I was done painting, I used The Best Cleaner Ever to clean my brushes. This stuff is amazing!! It cleans my brushes and leaves the bristles so soft!

When the paint was dry, I got out some Lindy's Stamp Gang mica powder in marigold gold red. I dusted the boxes with it, and it gave them a lovely shimmer.

 I then used the Best Glue Ever to place little doilies from KS4U on the top of the boxes and I also used some embroidery floss in coordinating colours to add texture to the top of the boxes. My Best Glue Ever has the No Clog Writing Cap on it, so I use minimal glue and it always flows nicely!

I then added some of the Tim Holtz paper dolls, and some of the pretty flowers from the Wheel of Embellies. All glued down with the Best Glue Ever.

I added a bit of lace from KS4U around the boxes and then took more of the embroidery floss and wrapped it around the lids and bases to finish them off. 

A few pearls and flowers added a final touch.

I hope you like my teenie weenie boxes I have created, they were so easy and fun to make!

Other Products
2 Inch Paper Mache Boxes
Laces and Doilies from Kraftsupplies4U
Embroidery Floss
Pearls From My Stash
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Prima Art Alchemy Paints
Lindy's Stamp Gang Mica Powder

Thursday, 11 October 2018

How To Create Faux Tiles With Embossing Folders & Distress Oxides White Rose Crafts LLC DT

Good morning White Rose Crafts fans! Kim here today with my very first Design Team project, and I am so excited to share it.  I have altered a simple wooden frame, and used some fun techniques with lots of WRC goodies!

The first step is to choose your Distress Inks and Oxides which you wish to make your tiles into. You rub your inks directly on the flat side of your embossing folder. I am using an Elizabeth Craft feather embossing folder which you can find in the WRC shop.

Ink up your folder generously, I used Faded Jeans for this, and you may have to re ink it and run it through a second time, but be generous with the ink. I prefer the worn look, but for a more solid look on your paper you can run it through as many times as you wish. I used Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass in the Distress Oxides

The result when it is embossed is that you have the dark space which you inked and when embossed, the white from the card stock will be raised up. Its a really cool effect and has so many applications!

The next step is to prep the frame, which I used some Americana Decor paint, but you can use what ever colour you like. 

Once the paint was dry, I took my paper and cut it up into squares and rectangles to make my faux tiles. I laid them out in a pattern I liked and alternated the size and colour of the tiles.

I glued the tiles down with a strong glue and cut off the excess and then sanded the frame to ensure the tiles looked even and smooth around the edges.

I wanted to make some embellishments that matched the feathers from the embossing folders, and decided to make some paper ones rather than use real ones. I did this by adding some thin wire in between two pieces of paper and then cut them into feather shapes, fringing around the edges. I then used my Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass to give the feathers a bit of colour.

I added some of the Amercian Crafts Ivory Glitter Ribbon to the top of the feathers, and then
I added some glitter from my stash, and a Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend called Vixen, to the feathers for some fun sparkle.

Next I added some pearls from my stash  and the gorgeous Recollections Flowers from WRC in coordinating colours.

I wanted to keep the centre of the frame simple, so I used a piece of paper from the Winter Moments by Craft O'Clock Paper Collection, and also the Breathe Stamp from the Kelly Creates Quotes 1 Stamp Set.

I felt the tiles needed some "grout", so I used some of my texture paste and a small brush and added it around the frame on each of the tiles.

I think the effect is something fun and different, and it gives you a new way to use up those embossing folders and create a fun home decor item.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really hope you have found some inspiration here!

White Rose Crafts Products Used

Other Items Used
Wooden Frame
Texture Paste
Paint by Americana Decor - Colour Lace

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Mixed Media ATC's For ScraPerfect

Good morning ScraPerfect fans, Kim here today with my next DT project!
This time I have created some mixed media ATC's I am sending off to a friend for her YouTube challenge she is having.

I started off with some white acrylic paints as a base coat.

Next, I got out some of my Lindy's Sprays and started to add some colour.

Now its time for The Best Glue Ever and some torn paper scraps from my stash. I laid them down first to see where I wanted them, then added some of the glue to hold them on the wood surface.

Once the paper was down I used another colour of Lindy's on top to add another dimension.

Now its time to get out my stamps. I started with a script stamp for the background, then I used this Tim Holtz Stamp of the 3 gentlemen. However, the stamp lifted some of the paint up and stuck to the stamp, no problem tho, The Best Cleaner Ever will clean that right up!

Sometimes we have little accidents like this on our art, and if it happens, its just another reason to make your art unique! 

Now I am placing some more of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap to some random places on the ATC's. I will let it dry and get tacky for the next step.

Here I am adding some of the Transfer Foils to the tacky glue. I used 2 different colours of the foils on each.

Here is the ATC's with the foils on them.

Next step is a bit more Best Glue Ever and some glitter glass!

After the glitter glass I then added some of the Gold Lux Mix for some sparkle!

A word or phrase and a couple of metal embellishments and I am almost done!

I thought a finishing touch would be nice so I used the Wheel of Embellies to add a little flower to each of the wings, I think it finished the ATC's off nicely!

I hope you like my project today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

ScraPerfect Products Used

Other Items Used
Wood ATC's From Fernli Designs
Tim Holtz Metal Embellishments
Stampendous Glass Glitter
Stampendous Gold Luxe Mix
Tim Holtz Stamp
Prima Script Stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays

Friday, 14 September 2018

Junk Journal Ephemera with ScraPerfect!

Hello everyone!  
I have dusted off my blog, I know its been ages since I posted, but I have returned to the design team on ScraPerfect.  I am thrilled to be sharing my first project since my return to the team. This time I have created some fun ephemera pieces for junk journals. I have also done a video explaining how I created the pieces!

First up is the Perfect Crafting Pouch!

I used the pouch to ensure my printed pages did not smudge or run from the ink. It works fantastic for this.

Now its time to get out the Best Glue Ever. I cut out my tags I printed and glued vintage book paper to the backs.

I cut out the rest of the ephemera, and did a quick sew around on my machine with black thread. I then used the Best Glue Ever to mount them on black card stock to give them a nice polished look.

Then it was time to glue all the pieces together!

I couldn't find my dimensional tape. So no problem! I used the folded black card stock and more of the Best Glue Ever and made my own pieces to pop my words up on my ephemera. It worked out great!

Here you can see how great they look popped up.

Time now for the Floral Wheel of Embellies to add some fun to the ephemera.

The finished tags, complete with vintage lace, tulle and seam binding at the top.

Completed  pocket squares for junk journals or card fronts.

And, last but not least, my finished corner tucks!

Here is everything all together.

Here is my video explaining how I put it all together!

ScraPerfect Products Used

Other Items Used
Sewing Machine
Black Thread
Tim Holtz Rub Ons
Cheese Cloth
Vintage Lace, Seam Binding and Tulle
Music Paper, Dictionary Paper, Cardstock