Creating with Rinea Paper Foil!

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited to join in on another Rinea Foil blog hop as I really love their line and can't wait to show you what I made!

If you have never heard of Rinea Foil, you've been missing out!
Rinea® paper-foil is a specialty craft paper imported from Germany. 
It is made up of a thin sheet of paper sandwiched between two layers of thin aluminum foil - the paper gives it sturdiness and stiffness while the foil gives it the shininess and the malleability to maintain the shape however you bend or fold it.
 It is more than just origami paper due to the specific thickness and the quality of the foil used, making it ideal for many interesting crafting ideas. 
The paper comes in a variety of colors with shiny, matte, and embossed surfaces giving you endless options to spark your creativity!

So once you start playing with Rinea Foil you'll find that the possibilities of what you can create are endless! I actually had 4 projects in the works but narrowed it down to these two with a special giveaway at the end!

Project  #1 is this lovely embossed earring holder.
Supplies used:
  1. Rinea Glossy Silver Foil.
  2. A wooden frame from the dollar store.
  3. Tacky glue.
  4. Strong clear adhesive.
  5. The dull end of a narrow paint brush and 1 cotton swap.
  6. Scissors, a pencil, a stapler 
  7. 26 gauge craft wire.
Remove the inner plastic and wrapping of your frame.
Trace frame onto foil with at least a 1" border inside and out. Save the scraps for later.

Sketch your design onto the front of the frame.
Trace sketch with a continuous line of glue.
Let glue dry until clear and hard. This can take up to 8 hours or just overnight.
Working in sections, apply the clear glue to your frame and lay down the pre-cut foil.
Smooth the foil into the grooves with your fingers- not the sticky ones!
Apply glue to the remaining foil and fold over onto the sides and back of frame.
With careful pressure, use the cotton swab and paintbrush end to guide the foil around and into the grooves of the raised design.
To create the loops for the earrings, Just twist some wire around the paintbrush handle a few times.
Repeat once or twice.

Lay your looped wire across the back of your frame and secure the ends tightly with the stapler.
 Feel free wind the excess wire through the staple if desired.
After you have stapled down all your wires, coat them with glue and cover with the foil scraps.
Add some wire at the top if you wish to hang your frame.
Ta da! Done!
Add your favorite earrings and enjoy!
I love how it looks like old embossed tin! Don't you?

So here's project #2. A colorful foil and crystal prism!
I "Love" crystal rainbows dancing in my kitchen and home.
Bobbing and twirling like little bits of magic.
Best part? The demo here is my giveaway!
Supplies Used:
  1. Rinea Foils- Star Struck
  2. 1" and 2" circle punch.
  3. Fishing line.
  4. Crystals and beads.
  5. A glue stick and scissors.

Punch  (3)  2" circles  from 2 different colored star foil. = 6 circles.
 To achieve the 2 foil punched rings....
Fold a 3"x 6" foil in half.
Punch the 1" circle dead center.
Align the 2" circle as shown and punch.

Fold the six 2" circle in half.
Smear some glue onto one of the halves and place a second half on top, lining up the edges.
Repeat until all six are glued/stacked.
Don't glue the closing flap yet.
Always measure more fishing line than you think you need. So about 36" is a good start.
Thread one bead onto the fishing line. Bring ends together.
Now you can start threading your crystals and other beads.
Place the un-threaded fishing line into the open crease as shown.
Generously apply the glue stick to both of the circle flaps.
Pinch together and hold for about 10 seconds.
Add a few more beads then more crystals, pushing them up further on the line.
Apply the glue stick to both foil rings.
Place one ring just under the crystals, glue side up, then place the other ring  firmly on top, making sure the fishing line hangs securely right down the center.
Wipe away any excess glue and open up the foil circle.
Hang in a bright window to catch sunlight and fill your home with cheery rainbows!
Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win this window decoration!  International welcome!

Here are some other variations of this projects. So pretty!

Thanks for coming by! I hope I have inspired you to try Rinea Foil!
Please visit the Designer Crafts Connection blog  for more creative ideas.


Faeries in the Garden!

 Nothing says spring like spotting little faeries in your inside and outside garden!
This is a collection of  Flower Faeries that has grown over the years. They do tend to fade since they are mostly outside or in a sunny window. I do bring them in at at the start of winter so not to succumb to any elements.

 To keep up their appearances, I Paint them with a medium that works well for resin or plastic- Inka Gold. But you can use any like minded paint.

 I choose colors that are similar to the original design and that have a bit of 'sparkle' in them!

 I finish each fairy by adding some iridescent glitter glue to each wing.
They gotta have their sparkle right?

 Here is one smelling the flowers.

 Enjoying some shade of Christmas Cactus.
 Protector of the crystals.
 Succulent lagoon Goddess.
 Prince of the forest and his trusty steed.
 Little flower girl.
Succulent baby.

Hope you have enjoyed my Flower faeries, please visit here for more Spring Inspiration!


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