Saturday, March 24, 2012
So far I have used printed paper for one technique and paper napkins for another. Each is made using a 4"x4" ceramic tile. For the first set, I cut a 3 3/4" square using my Cricut. I used the Cricut Classic Font set on the Italic square on page 72 of the manual. The clock paper is from 7 Gypsies, the Paddington collection.
Step 1: Paint mod podge across the tile and across the back of the printed paper.
Step 2: Place paper on the title.
Step 3: Paint at least 3 or 4 layers of mod podge across the tile, letting each layer dry at a time.
Step 4: Spray acrylic clear finish over the top of the coaster at least 3 times, letting it dry between spays.
Step 5: Place felt adhesive pads on all 4 corners on the back of the decorative coaster.
Since there is a wonderful video and tutorial using paper napkins on ceramic tile, there is no need to repeat it here, go to:
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Graphic 45 Le Cirque paper spoke to me and said circus cigar boxes. So after a lovely black cigar box was finished, I noticed I had 2 more boxes that were narrow and wouldn't it be so neat to open a box and see a circus act inside? Well of course it would and I figured I was up to the challenge.
I entered this post into several linkys this week!
My entry into A Crafty Soiree sponsored by Appliances Online and the Bosch Washing Machines.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Congratulations to the 30 artists who made the cut into the second round of the Graphic 45 design team call. Graphic 45 paper is just so inspirational, just check out my latest boxes! These two boxes were created and inspired by the "Steampunk Debutante Collection."
Beacon 3-in-1 craft glue was used to adhere paper and embellishments to each box. I used Tim Holtz feet on both, his sprocket gears on one and a curio knob of his on one also. The amber knob was in a bin at Michaels and my husband cut the shank to fit the box. The clock 3D sticker is from Jolee's boutique.
I sure hope you come back to see what I'm working on now...inspired by another Graphic 45 paper collection.