Pretty pretty! Eclectic isn’t always easy to pull off, but Gigi Harlan of Old World Patina & Bottle Art Boutique has done it masterfully with this distressed scrapbook album.
She blended antique-looking fabrics (and even ruffles!) with decoupaged paper, distressing inks, and paint to create a treasure. Can’t you just imagine turning the pages of this beauty? I would love to see this filled with sepia photographs both old and new! And maybe even some art journaling!
Check out how Gigi created this work of art here:
This is one of my favorite DIY projects using recycled materials…first start with this: a cereal or other empty, clean paper board box. Collapse it and cut off any rough edges. Next score the paperboard so there is a 1/4 inch panel down the center […]
A lot of you talented crafters are using stamps in the handmade artwork you sell…
Did you know that when you use stamps in your designs for resale, you should credit the artist who created the stamp as well? Different companies have different rules around using stamp art work for items you plan to sell, but a great rule of thumb is to always be sure your credit the artist whose copyright is usually on the stamp. Stampington and Company outlines their “Angel Policy” here, offering a simple guide to understanding how to properly use their stamps in your artwork for resale.
This is seriously easy and the design ideas are endless!One question I get all the time is what would be a good craft for a slumber party or a group of tweens……well I think this is perfect! I see the comp style notebooks on sale all the time and you only need two sheet of scrapbook paper. Of course you could also magazine clippings, old book pages, wrapping paper, etc. The letter was made from a reclaimed cereal box! For the complete instructions…Please visit the Cathie and Steve page at PLAID! For the complete instructions…Please visit the Cathie and Steve page at PLAID!
I met up with the super fun Grant Studios team at this year’s CHA show to learn about one of their exciting new crafty kits for Teens and Tweens…Taggles! Taggles are kind of like 3-D re-stickable paper dolls with lots of fun journaling accessories kids […]