Friday, 16 November 2012

Metal Christmas Bauble Tutorial

Oh how do I love Christmas crafts!  This year I made a bunch of these Christmas baubles by covering a paper mache ornament with Ten Second Studio Metal coloured with Alcohol Ink.

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Friday, 9 November 2012

Vintage Book Tutorial

Here is a video on how to make a vintage book with a curved spine. It is a fun little project and will be great for a notebook, journal or a gift for someone.


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Supplies used:

In the next video you can find out how to tea-dye ordinary printer paper to give it an aged look. This is the process used to make the pages inside the book.


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Supplies used:
  • Printer paper
  • Tea Leaves
  • Strainer & Muslin Fabric
  • Dish to fit paper
  • Heat Tool (optional)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Cricut Invitations

A while back I was asked to make some sea themed baby shower invitations. I had a blast mass producing with my cricut so I made some pirate invitations and dinosaur invitations for my niece and nephew while I was at it. I cut them all out on my Cricut using Sure Cuts A Lot software and .SVG files from Just So Scrappy Cuts. Oh man do they have some awesome critters! In typical Amy style, I inked the edges of every single piece. It felt like it took me a lifetime but it really did make them look even better. I glued all of the pieces together using Mod Podge in a fine tip squeeze bottle.

Cricut Cutting Machine
.SVG cutting files for Sure Cuts A Lot 2
Mod Podge Matte Glue
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Friday, 2 November 2012

Papercraft Adhesives Explained

I get a lot of emails asking what adhesives I use so here is the rundown!  

Mod Podge, Glossy Accents, Scor-Tape & Wonder Tape and Multi-Medium.

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