I think paper cones are so pretty, especially when done in a Vintage style. This month the Art Glitter Design Team is doing a blog hop with Helmar, an Australian manufacturer of premium aerosol and adhesive products for the arts & craft and DIY hardware market with distribution around the world. So when I received my package with my Helmar products I decided to try my hand at creating my own adult-style of a Vintage paper cone. Jump on over to the Art Glitter blog to see how I made this cone!
This week the Xyron Design Team is playing with Clearsnap and boy, are we having fun!
I’m using these products:
Clearsnap Pumpkin Spice Fluid Chalk Ink Pad
Fairy Dust Glitter
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink
Wicked Black Dye Ink Refill
Smooch Spritz in Gold Glow
Xyron’s Permanent Adhesive Glue Stick
Start with an inked and distressed tag in your favorite colors.
Use a scallop circle punch to make several layers (7-12) of scallop circles to create the fluffy flower. I like to use old dictionary or book pages. Ink the edges of each circle with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink.Stack and pierce a hole in the center and insert a brad. Gently crunch each circle up and around the brad, leaving the bottom scallop flat.Gently open the flower layers and brush on some Smooch Accent Ink. Spritz with the Smooch Spritz then sprinkle on the Fairy Dust Glitter; heat set. Your flower will become a little stiff.Spritz the tag with the Smooch Spritz. There is so much mica and color in these – very intense and pretty! Heat set.
Add ColorBox Chalk Ink to a background stamp, then brush on the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to highlight some areas of the stamp.Stamp the colored and distressed tag to imprint a bit of texture. Distress the edges with an edge distresser and use an ink applicator to add some watered-down Wicked Black Dye Ink Refill (I squirt the refill onto the non-stick craft sheet and spritz with a little water).Ink a scrap of dictionary paper with the Chalk Ink and adhere it to the center of the tag by applying a few random swipes of Xyron’s Permanent Adhesive Glue Stick. When dry, gently tear away the paper that is not glued down.Stamp a sentiment on white cardstock with the Chalk Ink; heat set then tear edges and ink the edges with the Chalk Ink.
Add a strip of tissue tape and filmstrip ribbon to the left edge of the tag. Adhere the sentiment in place with Xyron’s Glue Stick, pierce a hole in the sentiment and tag and add floss for a decorative element.
Cut some fabric scraps and spritz with the Smooch Spritz; heat set (I like to pour some Smooch Spritz onto my non-stick craft sheet and swirl the fabrics around in it).Add the fabric scraps to the tag and glue the flower on using Xyron’s Glue Stick.
Pull some threads from the fabric scraps and glue them to the tag with Xyron’s Glue Stick to add even more depth and texture.Run three buttons through Xyron’s 1.5″ Create-a-Sticker and add to left side of tag.Assemble; add a few gems from Want2Scrap here and there and enjoy!
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I was so excited when we got word about the Art Glitter, Want2Scrap, and Graphic 45 Blog Hop! It took awhile to decide what project I was going to attempt but settled on using the cute little Graphic 45 Staples Kraftboard Altered Art Box. The box comes complete with an accordian-type book inside and a magnetic closure on the cover. At first I was going to cover it with Graphic 45 papers so I painted all the corners and edges with Pitch Black Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber. The more it dried, the more I liked the look so scratched the paper-covering idea and painted the entire box – inside and out! Love the elegant black finish!
I made the three-layer medallion (Tim Holtz Paper Rosettes, Alterations by Sizzix) for the box center from Graphic 45 papers Forgotten City and Joyous Noel (I wanted a black base for the medallion and had this paper handy; it worked out well); Joyous Noel for the base, Forgotten City in the middle and the backside (Kraft-color) for the top. The outer edges and the upper creases are all inked with black ink, stacked and a large Want2Scrap gem added to the top center.
The beautiful sparkly gems on top are Want2Scrap, Beautiful Bling Borders by Nina Brackett – Fancy Waves. I was able to cut the two borders to fit the perimeter of the cover. Don’t they look pretty against that black finish?
The side panels are double-sided sticky tape and Art Glitter Fawn No. 728 and Tree Bark No. 524, both microfine glitters, using the double-glitter technique with a strip of lace. These colors closely fit the color scheme and I just love the look of the faux lace.
For the book I cut Forgotten City and Mechanical Mind to fit just inside the book’s pages. The edges were all distressed using Zutter’s Distrezz-it-all; inked them all with black ink and the edges of the book too.
I tried a new technique on the papers that I watched ‘Blanche’ from La Blanche Stamps use at CHA last week. Using Ranger’s Perfect Medium Pen I colored some areas in and sprinkled with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) then heat set. It really adds a lot of dimension and texture. The Ornate Plate (Tim Holtz Idea-ology) is painted with Pitch Black Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber, then sprinkled with UTEE and heat set. I love the shiny look this achieves!
A few of the elements on the papers were cut out, UTEE added and popped up for added effects. The ribbon is laid down prior to the papers being adhered to the book pages. I was so pleased with the results of this project – especially going into the project without a clear vision! What do you think?