Showing posts with label Project - Altered Paper Mache. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Project - Altered Paper Mache. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Altered Heart Shaped Paper Mache Box

Hello paper crafters!  Today I want to share an altered heart shaped paper mache box.  I'm still working on valentine projects and having so much fun.  But I also want to let you know about a HUGE sale over at LAYERS OF COLOR.  Stamps 75-87% off and Spellbinders dies 35% off!!  Serious discounts!!


Isn't that rose image gorgeous!  It's "Cottage Rose" by Layers of Color.  You can get this huge cling mount stamp for 3.49!  Seriously!!  You need to check out the sales before they are all gone.  I think you only have til the end of the week, maybe over the weekend. 
So are you creating projects for Valentine's day??  I'd love to see your Valentine projects, just leave a link in the comments section.
Have a blessed week,

You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE.


Raise the Bar - circles I used polka dot paper on the side of my box
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything goes
The Shabby Tea Room - love is in the air
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Anything but a card
Tuesday Throwdown - hearts

This project was chosen as a TOP 5 !

Link Parties
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sundae Scoop @ A Time To Create
Sister Sunday Link Party at Sister of the Wild West
The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Make Monday Marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to my Lou
Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds
Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs Online
Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things
WOW Me Wednesday @ Gingersnaps Crafts
A Crafty Soiree @ Katie's Nesting Spot
Watcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister' Stuff
Check Me Out Saturday @ A Vision to Remember

Monday, February 14, 2011

Altered Paper Mache Heart Ornaments

Good Morning Papercrafters.  Today I am sharing 3 paper mache Valentine Ornaments I created.  I started with 3 pre-made paper mache heart ornaments from a local craft store.

This is the first time trying a project like this, so I think it will look much better the next time.  Since the ornaments were round, I needed to stamp on something that I would mold around the ornament.  So I used tissue paper.  The only problem was that I was determined I wanted the base color in beige, not white.  Well I didn't have beige tissue paper.  You would think I would have given up and just went with white ...  but no  .. .  that would have been too easy, teehee.  I decided I could color the tissue paper with ink, or paint.  And that's great, except he tissue paper color doesn't match my crackle paint color, so it doesn't blend well with the background. 

Now that I'm told you everything I don't like about it ...  let me tell you that the over all plan was a really good one that worked great and I will definitely try it again now that I have lived and learned!

Project Details

Stamps : The Love Chapter art stamp set by Nina Brackett for Layers of Color
Renaissance Hearts (marked down to $10.95), Royal Birds, and Regal Wings art stamp sets by Layers of Color. 
Paper Mache Ornaments pre-made, local craft store.

1. Coat each ornament with crackle paint and set aside to dry.
2. Stamp images on tissue paper ( I used pigment ink, Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black).
3. After the ink is dry, spread a few drops of water around the edge of the image.  The water allows you to tear the tissue paper easily.  Just make sure you don't get to close to the image and rip into it.  If you do get the water too close to the image, let it dry and start all over.  Better to do that, then tear into your image by accident.  When tearing, I keep 1 finger along the inside of edge of where I want to tear.  This also helps keep you from tearing to far in.  I like the torn look better than just cutting it with scissors.
4. After dry, use modge podge to apply image onto ornament, smoothing edges around curved area's.

At this point it's looking a little boring and definitely needs some red to spice it up.

5. Stamp bird, wings, hearts, and "L" onto beige cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic marker.  Trim around the edges of each image and adhere to ornaments as shown. 
6.  Embellish with red rub-ons (I added the little swirly things).

The ornaments come with a gold cord coming out of the top.  I wanted red!
7. Tie red seam binding around gold cord at the top of the ornament.  Now pull the gold cord back and secure with a piece of tape/glue.  Ok there is probably a better way to do this, but I was in a hurry!  You could probably create a knot and then glue that to the top of the heart, and just cut the gold cord off.
8.  Embellish with little red roses (  I got mine at Michaels).

Thanks for stopping by!

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.
You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE
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