Good morning everyone!
My friends over at Memorable Seasons sent me some awesome inspiration to share with you all. If you've been looking for pages featuring our new lines, then this post is for you.
Let's start with a little somethin', somethin' from Wendy Antenucci. She used Tea for Two with some vintage photos to document her ancestors. What I love about Tea for Two is that this line can take on soooooo many different looks!
Next up, we have the fabulous scrapbook stylings of Joni Parker. She used Baby Jane for her boy layouts... which I think is awesome!
And if it weren't for the lovely Audrey Yeagar, I wouldn't have had any of these layouts to share. Give her a big thanks for sending them to me! It's too funny too, because I had spotted one of her Twenty-Three layouts and pinned it just the week earlier. Don't you love how many photos she has on each one of these?
Now, I promised you more sewing paper tutorials right. Well, today I'll teach you how to adhere sewing paper with a perfectly wrinkled effect. Then tomorrow, I'll teach you all just how to make that wonderful gift bag we showed last Thursday.
To mute a background pattern, create an interesting texture to paint or collage over, or to make fun, wrinkly embellishments take your sewing pattern paper (or any tissue paper) and wrinkle it up in your hands. Then you'll need some plastic cling wrap. Generic works great!
If you're making a background for a scrapbook layout, cut your cling wrap slightly smaller than your tissue paper. You don't have to be too exact, because you can just roll or push any exposed cling wrap under the tissue without a problem. If you are making a background texture to paint over, cut the plastic wrap large enough to cover the whole surface.
Sandwich your cling wrap between your cardstock and tissue paper. Then, using a hot iron, without steam, press the tissue paper until the plastic melts gluing it to the cardstock. It will look like this. Imagine if you punched this into hearts for embellishments. I can't wait to try that!
Remember how I said to keep the plastic wrap smaller than the tissue. Well that is so the edges can be made more dimensional (and so you don't get melted plastic on your iron).
Take your loose edges and ruffle them a bit using adhesive to hold them. It's optional, and subtle, but you can see the difference in the above v. below photos.
Then you are free to create on top of your newly wrinkled background. Isn't that so fun!!!
Oh, and just in case you were wondering about the flower. I cut a 2" strip of sewing pattern paper, crumpled it up and folded it in half. Then I used our ruffly rose Gluber technique. After it was made, I spritzed the whole thing with a tiny bit of water so that when I added my watercolor to it it would bleed into the paper nicely. (I love crayola watercolors, with a nice brush.)
Now go and create, what are you waiting for!!! Then check back here tomorrow to see our next thrifty item to add to your crafting and our tutorial for this gift bag.