Altering game pieces into Steampunk Book

Well you have been seeing them and wanting to try this, My art friend,  Edie Cournoyer  Made a great video on this  on youtube….     visit her for more great videos and ideas….

 

Wow such fun….. remember you can make this book about anything Christmas birthdays, any thing you’d like…. remember to leave Edie some lov for the video…..

and here’s my vision of this project… so fun…..

Game peice Steampunk book

Game peice Steampunk book

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made a beaded wire link to open and close bookI didn’t have the other type game pieces on hand , I seemed to have misplace them.. So I used my /Children’s wooden Domino’s  WITCH I BOUGHT at the DOLLAR TREE…HOOT,HOOT! painted them glued them and cut them to size. and added the folding pages decorated, then made a bead wire closure to hold the book closed  till I want to open it. works wonderful  I might turn the next one into a necklace …..

Felt artist trading pins…oldie but goodie…

Felt artist trading pins

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by rosebudinnh in Uncategorized

1. choose colors for felt fibers and photo.
2.cut the heat and bond
3.Iron heat and bond to felt
4.cool and peel off paper, save paper to reuse as needed.
5.cut into strips
6. cut into 3 pieces.
7. add fibers and strings,cover and Iron again.
8. add flower photo more fill ins as needed , fabric glue works well.or you could randomly sew.
9. add untill your happy . add fibers around edges to finish off.

Every one loves free e- magazines….

So I have my collection on pinterest and thought maybe it was time to share these wonderful free magazine that I found  over the surfing on the internet I do.

http://pinterest.com/rosebudinnh/online-magazines-for-free/

 

Craft Tips for Creating with Paperclay® Products.

Angel ornament notecard   Craft Tips for Creating with Paperclay® Products.

1. Working Surface – Place plastic wrap (pieces cut from trash bags work well) over your work surface to prevent sticking. If you’re working on a waterproof surface, moisten the area beneath the plastic to anchor it to the table. Waxed paper may also be used, but it doesn’t hold up as well. You may also want to keep a small container of water on hand for thinning and smoothing Paperclay®.

2. Rolling it out – Put the Paperclay® on one end of the plastic wrap. Fold the other end of the plastic over to cover the Paperclay®. Then use a rolling pin to roll out to the desired thickness.

3. Imprinting – After rolling out Paperclay®, remove the top layer of the plastic and lay lace or any other textured fabric directly on top of the Paperclay® and roll again to get the unique textures and patterns.

4. Covering Objects – To cover or embellish an object with Paperclay®, wet it with a small amount of water before applying the Paperclay®. Paperclay® sticks well to most surfaces, but if you have a problem, you can always use white glue.

5. Using molds – The method used to release Paperclay® from molds depends on the type of mold used. When using plastic molds there are several methods for release:

  • Leave Paperclay® in mold overnight, it will dry and shrink slightly so it will come out of the mold easily the next day.
  • Cover the mold with a very thin coat of liquid soap.
  • Sprinkle talcum powder in the mold.
  • Spray the mold with a mold release (Armor All® works great!).
  • Cover the mold with a piece of nylon and then press in the Paperclay®.
  • When using plaster molds use talcum powder or the nylon method to remove Paperclay® from the mold immediately or it may stick to and damage the mold.

6. Drying Paperclay® – Small items will generally dry in a day or so depending on room temperature and humidity. Larger projects may take a few days to completely dry. If you’re in a hurry, you may put your unpainted projects in a 250 degree oven for 30 minutes or until dry.

7. Sanding, carving, etc. – After Paperclay® dries, it can be sanded and carved like wood. You can also build on to a completely dry Paperclay® object by just applying fresh Paperclay® (see #4).

8. Painting – Once Paperclay® is dried, it can be painted with any type of paint. After painting, spray with a clear acrylic spray sealer if desired. Paperclay® may also be colored by kneading water base paint into it before shaping.

9. Storage – After you have opened a package keep the unused portion in an air tight bag. If it should happen to dry out slightly while you’re working or it’s in the bag, simply knead in a few drops of water to restore its pliability.

Follow these helpful hints and have fun!

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friendship paper feather greeting card

imgThese are so cute , I just love the paper feathers, I’ll try not to bore you all with a lot of repeats, but sometimes I just cant stop myself.. Ha haha.. I like the sparkle effect on this one.

making a fabric flower

For the bottom layer I glue with fabri-tac the material and canvas to keep it stiff. now cut out a circle this will be your bottom layer.

 

awsome ,now use paint,ink,or marker and draw a black line all around the circle to give it detail.

 

now add tulle fold and ripple it to give some depth to the flower when next layer is added. We will be trimming later on.

now cut a smaller circle in the same material or use a slighter different color and even a different material. you can either draw black again of heat the material and it will curl, With my oxygen I will stay away from the open flames.and draw with black Sharpie…

 

so now I curled some lace tulle and glued it to make the layer more dimensional

now go all around the flower and trim this lace it was just to give it the pretty fullness…

now I added a white Satin piece for a change , you can change up the collors or keep them all the same if you want. then I added anothe smaller circle to the center of that.

then I decided that a lace back would be pretty, so changed my mind again then added it to the bottom layer..

added glitter to the edges and pearls and lace to the center…………..  So would lov to see yours……………

 

 

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