Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Spell Book Covers

 Since Halloween is my favorite time of the year, I'm always looking for ways to re-purpose what I have in order to create some spooky new decor!

This is a simple enough tutorial you can make with a few supplies found around the house and at your local craft store!

What I used....
  • Joy embroidered iron-on letters in various fonts. (found at Michael's and Hobby Lobby)
  • Kunin Black wool felt (found at Walmart, JoAnns, Hobby Lobby...see more here.
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle and black thread
  • Orange permanent marker 
  • Googly eyes or other Halloween embellishments.
  • Fabric adhesive (I used fabric Fuse e6000)
  • Books of varies sizes. Can be paper or hardbacks.
  • White and brown acrylic paint 
  • A dry brush- no water.
You can view the full tutorial here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall Cards with Foiled Paper

Hi! Michelle here to show you a unique way to make up some Fall cards! This technique is know as Iris Folding, but for this card we won't be folding the paper.

For this project, I used the following:

You will also need:
  • A folded blank card
  • Black cardstock cut to fit on front of blank card.
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Masking and clear tape
  • Adhesive

Begin by printing the above pattern out twice to fit your card.
Cut out the first printout and use for tracing onto the black cardstock.
Carefully cut out the inside shape and discard.

Follow the guideline above and tape down your color choices.
Place the pattern over the top of your card so the design peeks through the hole. Hold it in place with one piece of removable tape- this will act as a 'hinge' to check your progress.
Before you can begin working with the foils, you need to have your tape ready. Attach pieces of the clear tape to something where you can get to them easily. I had 36 spaces on my pattern to cover so I made sure to have double that in tape ready plus some extra pieces.

Cut strips of foil so that it is a little longer than the opening.
Line up a strip of foil with the inside edge of the area labeled with a "1"
Tape both ends of the strip of foil face down to the card as shown- the backside of some of the foils are all gold, so you'll want to routinely flip the card over to 'check' your design progress.

Here we are the end. Before adding the center piece, use the left over tape piece to secure any loose strips.

Finish your pumpkin by adding a leaf and curly vine.
Adhere to front of card.

Thanks for coming by! Be-sure to stop by the Rinea blog for more foiled paper crafts!


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