Sharing another ICAD tonight for the challenge. This was made on a master board that was cut into index card sizes. I added paint, collage pieces, and song book text.
This is from the 2012 Blog Archives…
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching this altered box filled with stationary and sweet tags is sure to be a hit for any Mom, Grandmother, Auntie, or just someone extra special in your heart!
(1) Paint the inside and outside of a wooden box. I used a soft blue craft paint and washed it with a soft rain color greenish blue. When box has several coats of paint that has dried, cover box with pattern paper (inside and out) using Matte Gel Medium. I put several coats of Matte Gel on the box to make it more durable.
(2) Select Paper Whimsy images and center on front of box (and interior if you wish) using Matte Gel Medium again. Add other details such as lace, butterflies, flowers, etc.
(3) Fill box with cards and tags that coordinate with the pattern papers and colors on the box. I made my tags using shipping tags that were covered with pattern paper, journal tags, and beautiful faces. I stitched around the edges (optional) and added bits of cluny lace and buttons to the bottom with the sewing machine. Add a bit of neutral seam binding a gold heart charm.
(4) The note cards were made using pattern papers, old book text, and journal tags that have been layered on to the card. A beautiful face takes center stage and butterflies adorn the sides.
Sharing something from the archives today and one of my favorite canvas creations from years ago.
I wanted to try and create an old vintage background to display this Paper Whimsy image, one that had antique laces but also texture. Perhaps, something that resembled worn leather or an old cabinet card album. I made this using two separate layers. The background is a 8 x 10 canvas which was layered with various shades of brown, black and copper paints over the antique laces. The center is a chipboard album cover that I attached the Paper Whimsy image. Since I was going for that old “attic” feel, the rusty key was a must have. I think she feels right at home here…even if “winter” is a few months away still. :)
Hello My Friends! Sharing a few skinny cards (3 x 5 size) with you today. This is a wonderful way to use up scraps of paper and collage images. They are also very versatile as you can mount them onto a larger card, in journals (tuck spots and pockets) or the cover of a traveler’s notebook.
The bases are 3 x 5 Kraft Cardstock. To that I added layers of pattern paper allowing a small border for the cardstock to peek out. Ephemera was also added to each piece, collage images (Paper Whimsy), and bits of craft paint.