Paper Jewelry

Paper Jewelry

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Shrine For Frida!!!

This month the members of Designer Crafts Connection are playing around with a fun and shiny product.   Make sure to start over at the DCC blog and check out what all the designers created.

This product is called Rinea paper-foil, some of these sheets are double sided, so you get two beautiful colors to work with, also it's available in two textures, glossy plain and embossed, each texture is offered in 10 different colors, check it out here Rinea by Globalcrafting

Here are the two types of paper-foil I received to play with

This product is very easy to handle, pliable and so easy to work with.  I wanted to create my very first Shrine to Frida Kahlo and this product was perfect to make all the shiny embellishments.  This product is so thin that you can cut it with any cutting tools, for this particular project I used my tiny scissors from Westcott.

This is a recycled project as well, here you can see the box I used for this project, perfect size too.

First thing I did was cut the lid off, and shaped and trim to size to make the top of my shrine.

Once I glued the the top to the rest of the box, I jumped into painting right away and forgot to take a photo before the painting started.  Here I give you my recycled painted shrine box.  So ready to start embellishing the outside and the inside.

First thing I did was download a black and white picture of Frida, I cut out the image out and started a background for it, no planning here, it all came together step by step.  Here I used another piece of recycled cardboard.

Now to the fun part, choosing the colors and texture, I went for the solid pieces first, I used the purple to start my background for Frida's image.

I had to give her a crown, so here you see a gold and purple crown, and the beginning of the background for her.

I cut out individual petals from the blue foil, that were glued onto the background piece, as seen on the photo below. I also added gold petals behind the blue ones, these were much larger, and once the glue dried I decided to cut up the blue petals and roll them in a bit, then just by pressing in the center of the gold foil petals, they took shape, that's how soft and pliable this material is.

Here you can see the final piece, this is to go in the inside of the shrine in the center. Where I painted a checker background to make it look as if they were tiles.  You can also see her double color crown with a big gold piece on the center of it.  I also cut up two tiny little flowers and leaf, to add at the bottom of her image.  Now I had been working with resin on another project and I had a little bit let over that was colored with red dye, so I added some to the gold piece on her crown, on her lips and on her dress.  

I found a picture of a painters pallet and brushes and a butterfly in a magazine and thought these would be nice to add, along with some tiny art stamps that were perfect for this project.  She was all about art.  I took my time and hand cut a lot of tiny flowers, leaves and stars out of the paper foils from all different colors, these were glued all over the shrine, below you can see close-up photos of these little embellishments 


Here's how I made the flaming hearts that decorate the top of the shrine. So easy and look how tiny are my scissors, these were perfect to cut these tiny embellishments.

 To finish up the piece I added tiny white drops in shapes of flowers, and two water bottle caps glued to the bottom to use as legs. Here I give you my finished "Shrine to Frida".  This product really made it so easy for me to create this fun piece.

 If you have not tried this, I hope you give it a try, go check out their site.

Materials used:

Recycled cardboard boxes
DecoArt Patio Paints in several colors
Westcott scissors & hobbyknife
Frida image
Magazine pages
Paint brushes
 Rinea Paper-Foil Globalcrafting  - assorted colors and texture
Beacon 3-IN-1 glue

This is a sponsored post, I was provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Family IS Everything!

Hi there, today I want to share a project created for the monthly hop with Designer Craft Connection it's a small photo album I created to carry a few family photos with me.  I had this little canvas book and decided to play with some paints and a new product for me.  I've never used a gel press plate.  I received one from Gel Press and I used it to create backgrounds for this little 4 1/2' X 7"photo album.

This Gel Press plate is not "gelatin", this plate is super durable and reusable, it's easy to clean and you can use the package as storage when not in use.

This plate is so easy to use, when you remove it from the package make sure to remove the clear film from the block before use.

It can't get any easier, once the film is removed, you can begin to add your paint.

Start adding your paints in any pattern, you can also use a brayer to roll the paints into a thin layer of paint, you can also create texture with anything from stencils, textured paper towels, etc
Once you are done creating patters on your plate, place your paper or fabric over the paint, use your hand or a clean brayer to rub the paper/fabric in order to transfer the paint.

Once done, gently remove the paper/fabric and you will have a beautiful print.

Clean the plate with water and continue making more prints, here are photos of the rest of the prints I made for my photo album

Here I used a textured paper towel to remove some paint and add the pattern to the plate. I ended up with a fun print on my paper towel to use later on in a different project.

Here is another print made. 

 Here is the final project, a nice and colorful photo album I can add photos and messages about my family and either carry in my purse or display in my office.

This is the front cover

 Here you can see the back and front covers, these are the only pages made from canvas

 Here is a quick look at the inside pages, the white pages are vellum, and the others are just black card stock used. I can't wait to add more photos and some inspirational quotes for my family to enjoy.

This was a first time experience using a gel press plate and I can't wait to use it again and again, it makes playing with paint a lot more fun.

This is a sponsored post, Gel Press provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Materials used:

Gel Press Plate 5" X 7"
Acrylic paints
Canvas/cardboard album
Vellum paper
Dimensional Magic, silver glitter by Mod Podge-Plaid

Press your paper on the gel plate- lift the print and Voila! Creating a masterpiece is easy. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three Tiers of Sweetness with Deflecto!

We have a Sweet Sixteen celebration coming up for my beautiful Niece Mika and it's time to start planning for it.

Deflecto sent us some fun products to play with. One of these items is a  3-Tier Dessert   stand that allows you to display your desserts and appetizers, it has  two adjustable tiers perfect for small or large size cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, candies, etc.

You can decorate the edge of all three tiers with ribbon or tape to match your party               theme or cut up some double sided paper or doilies to cover the trays, like I did on mine.

This 3 tier dessert stand comes with easy to assemble instructions and the best part is when you are done, you can take it apart and store it back in its bag, until the next time you use it again.

I also used their VersaGrip™ Wide Clip Sign Holder to hold a special message to display on top of the dessert stand.

Materials used:

Here is how I decorated the 3-Tier Dessert Stand, I first cut out templates for each round plate.

Once the templates were all the right size, I took some double sided card stock and cut up all my pieces and using double sided tape, I glued them all underneath each round plate, starting with the bottom one.

All tiers are decorated and the dessert stand is ready to be assembled.

The instructions are pretty easy to follow, make sure to put together the two supports to look like the photo below.

Then add the bigger round plate, making sure the pegs on the supports lock in on the round plate, once they are secured your tier is ready for full assembly.  

The two smaller round plates are adjustable, depending on what slots you use when assembling them on the supports, will give you different height.

Now time to make a nice topper piece for this dessert stand. I used the  VersaGrip™ Wide Clip Sign Holder, I love how the top can tilt so you can adjust how you want your sign to be displayed.

 Here is my topper, a sweet little message for my niece.

Here is a top view of the fully decorated 3 tiers, adding a little bit of red curling ribbon for a more festive look. 

 The table is getting ready, now it's time to add some tasty desserts to this fun table 

I loved how this turned out, I know my niece will love something like this for her "Sweet 16" birthday celebration.

You can find out where to purchase Deflecto storage and craft projects from their website: Deflecto

This is a sponsored post.  Deflecto has provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Deflecto 3-Tiered Cupcake Stand
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There's a give-away of a 3-tiered dessert stand for one lucky winner, make sure to enter over at the Designer crafts connection  to win your own.