Happy (almost) Halloween! -Katie
Happy (almost) Halloween! -Katie
Hey guys, today I’m up on the Love My Tapes blog sharing the projects I made at Stamp Camp.
What’s stamp camp? It’s just a fun little “crop night” hosted by a friend of mine who is a Stampin’ Up consultant.
All of the supplies were provided for the projects we made but I brought along a bunch of my washi tapes to use as well. Because things are cuter covered in washi. 🙂
Restyling the notebook is easy enough- just layer the tapes on to the front cover. Easy-peasy!
I decided to also paint on a little saying- “coffee and books”. This was a birthday present for a certain Author friend who is a coffee lover and a reader. So hopefully she loves it!
I love revamping notebook covers. They’re just so easy and fun to customize. What about you, do you restyle notebooks or office supplies a lot? Washi tape is perfect for that!
3. Poke a hole about 1/4″ in from the top edge and one from the bottom edge on the inside crease of your first signature. Poke the holes in the leather as well, placing them about 5″ in from the side.
4. Cut your embroidery thread into a 5″ piece. Separate your embroidery thread into 3 strands (you don’t need all 6) and thread your needle.
5. Leaving a couple of inches on the inside of your signature, poke your needle through the hole in your paper and leather, going out through the leather.
6. Now go back up through the leather and paper signature going through the bottom hole.
7. Tie to the opposite end on the inside of the paper signature. Your first paper signature should be stitched to your journal about 5″ from the side now.
8. Repeat with the next 2 signatures, placing them about 1/4″ away from each other.
9. Cut a 20″x1/2″ strip of leather. Stitch one end to the far side of your leather (the side that wraps around to the front.
10. When you close your journal up the leather should wrap around to the front and to close it wrap the strip around a couple of times.
11. You can also paint the cover like I did. I sketched out a cute little fox and then filled him in with acrylic paints.
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Supplies: Notebook, Orange, White, and Black Felt, Scissors, Sewing Machine, Embroidery Thread, Needle
1. Start by cutting out a piece of orange felt the size of the front of your notebook. You’ll also need to cut 2 rounded triangles from white felt, 2 small black eyes and a small black triangle for the nose.
3. Take a needle and some black embroidery thread and stitch on a mouth. I also decided to add a few stitches above his face, curving around the white felt. That’s totally optional, but I liked the look.
4. Apply craft glue to the back of the orange fox and stick him on the front of your notebook, pressing it down firmly and the letting it dry.
If you want more notebook ideas, I have a lot of restyled notebooks on my tutorials page.
Supplies: Model Air Clay by Polyform, Pirouline Tins, Spray Paint, Sand Paper, Copper Paint, Glaze medium
3. Take a small amount of clay and roll it out into a worm. Place it along the edge of one side of your tin, pressing it down so that the clay worm sticks to the clay tin.
4. Pinch the top edge of your worm, so that it has little bumps.
5. Repeat, making more clay “worms”, placing them around your tin and pinching them.
6. Make one more clay worm. Form the one into a ring and press it down on to the top of your tin, giving it a finished look and covering up any rough edges.
Let the clay dry completely.
7. Grab your spray paint and give it 1-3 coats, depending on how much you need! I used yellow and green for mine because I wanted them very cactus like.
8. To give your clay tin a glazed look, mix a small amount of copper paint with a gloss varnish medium and brush it on over top of your spray paint. This just gives it a coppery metallic look.
Supplies: Glossy Paper (photo paper or yupo paper works good), Alcohol Ink Blending Solution, Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Ink Applicator
1. Start by placing the tip of one of your colors onto the alcohol ink applicator and holding it there for about 3-5 seconds. Repeat this with a few other colors placing them around your applicator.
2. Place your applicator face down onto your paper, and stomp (press down) it around your page. The more your use it, the more the colors will bleed.
3. Keep going until you get your paper nicely covered in ink. Now place the tip of your alcohol ink blending solution on to the applicator and squeeze it for about 3 seconds. Press it around your paper- not tooo much.
4. I decided to add a couple more drops of the blending solution to create a splattered look. I just squeezed out a couple of small drops directly on top.
To finish it off, I trimmed it up, matted it and adhered it down onto my card. I finished it off with some vellum, some stamping and some black ink splatters.
Do you have any favorite alcohol ink techniques?
The spiral is a classic tie dye pattern, but to give it an ombre look you will want 2 dyes of the same color, just different shades. I used blue and turquoise.
Supplies: White T-shirt, Tulip One-Step Dye, Rubber Bands, Plastic Wrap, Protected Surface, Hose
1. Pinch the middle of your shirt. This is where the center of your swirl is going to be, so it can be in the middle of you could put it off to the side. Whatever you like best! i went for the middle.
2. Twist until all fabric is in a spiral shape and use 4 rubber bands to secure the spiral, overlapping them so that you have little “pie wedges” to fill in with color.
3. Wet your spiral down. This helps the colors to bleed into each other a little, which gives it more of an ombre look.
4. Starting with your darkest color, fill in 2 “pie wedges” that are opposite of each other. Make sure to get it in the folds nicely to have a good, colored shirt. This will prevent it from having too much white. Flip spiraled fabric over and repeat on backside
5. Take your lighter color and fill in the wedges on either side of your dark colored wedges.
I’m messy, so I got a bit of color in the 2 last wedges a swell, but it’s not really a problem if you get a little there.
6. Now that you’ve got 2 dark wedges, 4 medium colored wedges and 2 white(ish) wedges, you want to take the water hose and wet it down again. I mostly just hit the medium color with the water so that it would bleed lightly into the 2 white wedges.
7. Wrap your shirt in plastic wrap to keep it moist and let it sit for 6-8 hours to let the dye set.
8. After you’ve let it sit, you can take it out of the plastic wrap, rinse the dye out and then wash it in hot water.
This post is sponsored by Tulip Dye and Blueprint Social but all opinions, thoughts, tutorials and ideas are my own.
I’ve been trying to spend more time playing in my journal. It’s a great way to save my favorite quotes and write down thoughts.
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