Friday, July 3, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
For my layout I used pieces of Brown Animal Glitter Cardstock, Gold Glitter Cardstock, Brown Glitter Cardstock, Honeycomb Fleur Cardstock Metallic Silver Dew Drops, Christmas Tree Tear Drop Rusty Rose Straw, Flourishes are from Gina's Design
So if you would like to create my LO here are my basic steps.
You will need additionally a stencil some dark brown ink a makeup sponge and a mixture of flowers to suit and you can also find the papers in other colours so why not try that as well. A round stencil will allow you to do the same sort of pattern with the dew drops as I have used.
All measurements are in inches, I have used foam mounting tape in between all my layers but you don't have to do that if you don't want too.
1 Black and White portrait photo you could use colour then needs to be trimmed to 5.5 x 3.5
Take your Honeycomb Fleur Cardstock and cut down to measure 11 x 11
then take your Brown Glitter Cardstock and cut a piece that is 7 x 5
now take your Gold Glitter Cardstock, and cut a piece to measure 6 x 4
Take a cut off strip of the Honeycomb Fleur paper and make sure it is the one that will have the stripes running horizontally and cut to 7 inches
Take Brown Animal Glitter Cardstock and adhere your Honeycomb Fleur Cardstock to the center of it
Take your Brown Glitter Cardstock and adhere approx 1/2 inch from the left hand side your strip of Honeycomb Fleur Cardstock stripped side up the add your Gold Glitter Cardstock and finally your photo see the image above to use as a placement guide.
Then adhere this to your LO as per main image of LO
Add your flourishes as per image and also your flowers and finish off with the gold piece from the Rusty Rose Straw
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Remember those massive phone directories? We relied on them daily to look up telephone numbers and addresses of friends, acquaintances and businesses. Now they are mostly a thing of the past--facing the same demise as corner phone booths and rotary phones. Perhaps phone books will make a comeback of sorts with this creative station for charging a mobile phone.
It's Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope here. And unfortunately, I am old enough to remember all of those. In fact, I still remember the day when my niece came over to my house and had no idea how to use a rotary phone--and that was ages ago!
Awesome Stuff I used
Paper mache book
Vintage telephone die
3D foam adhesive
Vintage Cell Phone Charging Station Tutorial
Step 2 Using the Creative Versa-Tool and some stencil plastic, cut out a stencil of a tangled lot of phone cords--the same kind of cords that used to dangle from kitchen phones--at least until they tangled into baseball-sized knots.
|Hard to believe that someone would not wash her stencil in a timely fashion. Tsk tsk.|
Step 3 With dry and roughly bristled brushes, apply acrylic paint to the portions of the book that you will not cover with paper. Coordinate your colorswith the paper. Use a heat guy to dry the paint between colors.
Step 4 Cut Saffron Honey Cardstock and Leaf Stripe Cardstock to fit the inside and outside of the book. Make sure to use both of the unique sides of the Saffron Honey Cardstock.
Step 5 Using matte medium, adhere the cardstock to the book. Coat the outside of the paper with matte medium also. Let dry.
Step 6 Cut a 6" x 6" piece of Saffron Honey Cardstock, coordinating solid green cardstock and chipboard. Cut all three pieces with a vintage telephone die.
Step 7 Adhere the telephone die cuts to the chipboard die cut. Distress the edges of the phone with brown ink.
Step 8 Lay the stencil flat on the front of the book and apply texture paste. Lift up and carefully reposition the stencil to cover the rest of the book and again apply texture paste. Liberally sprinkle the texture paste with copper glitter. Let dry.
Step 9 Distress the edges of the book with brown ink.
Step 10 Cut a hole in the bottom of the book, close to the binding. Make sure the hole is large enough to allow the end of the charging cord pass through it. Since the ends of these cords vary in width, you may want to find one as small as possible.
Step 11 Adhere the telephone die cuts to the front of the book with three-dimensional adhesive. Raise the rotary part of the telephone higher than the rest of the phone.
Step 12 Use three-dimensional adhesive to adhere "p-h-o-n-e-b-o-o-k" beneath the telephone.
That's all there is to it. Now all you have to do is plug in the charger and connect your phone inside your book and you have the cutest vintage mobile charge station around.
I hope everyone has a lovely week ahead. For those of you in the U.S. celebrating the 4th of July, I hope you find next weekend to be fun-filled, colorful and safe!
Betsy Skagen (Use your noggin and realize it rhymes with toboggan), Artist, writer, editor and designer
Last year I took a plunge. After spending decades as a professional writer, graphic designer and business owner, I took a deep breath and formalized my long-term love affair with paper crafting and altered arts by forming Paper Calliope.
Some of my loves include vintage circus, mid-century graphics and plenty of whimsical kitsch. I am passionate about writing from the heart to illuminate and overcome the anxieties of life, helping kids with special needs and lots of belly laughs. Oh yeah, i also despise the Oxford comma.
I have been named to the international design teams of the Robin's Nest and Whisker Graphics. Please drop by my blog at www.PaperCalliope.com.