Sunday, October 16, 2016

Shaker Card.

Art Tiles.

I just used some cardboard and cut it 11/2 x 11/2 in. I covered them with white paint and let it dry.Then I stamped on it. I used Mod Podge to glue down the tissue paper. On those 3 tiles I also stamped words on it. Then I used some ink over it and black ink for the sides. I used the Mod Podge Dimensional on those tiles.

On those 2 tiles I used Glossy Accents. There is not much difference, except the Mod Podge tiles seem to warp a bit. I seen the tutorial at: LivArtNow
She used scrabble tiles. Also fun to make.

Melted CD Tiles - 2nd try...

My daughter Samantha and me worked on the second batch. As you can see, these turned out a lot better. I started out with not quite as thick of layer of paint, as I did with the first batch. Then I broiled them on LOW, again " 3 racks" down. That didn't really do anything, so I moved the rack up one level. It worked some better, but took too long. So, I finally put them on the top rack, right under the broiler. That worked perfect. It's all trial and error, since every stove is different.

These tiles are all nice and shiny. They really look like they were suppose to.

 These are fun to make. The hardest part is to cut them out. Next I want to try color some of them with a Sharpie. As soon as I do, I will post the results. Let me know, if anybody has any other good tips on how to make them.

Melted CD Tiles - 1st try...

I saw a tutorial on You Tube, on how to cut up old CD's, paint them and then broil them, to get some nice tiles. Well, my stove only has HI and LOW broil settings. So I gave it a whirl. I had the painted tiles about "3 racks" down away from the broiler on HI. It only took a few minutes and I had to get my tiles out. As you can see the they look a bit dried up. OK but not the look I was going for.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Envelope Pocket Letter for my Sister.

It was fun creating this pocket letter. I used a small brown bag and stamped on it and added a flap.

Here you can see the card inside the bag and the flap opened.

This is the inside. I used UTEE on the die cuts.

On the inside I added a clear pocket.

I made a small tag for it.

Next to it I added an envelope.

Inside is a shaker pocket.

Beside it is a second envelope. I also added a pocket on top of this envelope.

Inside is a smaller envelope and a journaling card.

Here you can see it partially closed.

On the back I added a pocket.

The card that is inside this pocket.

I then decided to put a die cut coffee cup with it.

Will be making more of these, Renate

New Cover and Inserts for my Fauxdori.

I made it out of cardboard (3 pieces). Then I glued cardstock in the front and back. On the outside I added some tissue paper which I glued on with Mod Podge. Then I put 2 coats of Heavy Gel Medium on it, which I spread with an old credit card.


I added 4 eyelets and my elastic.

I laminated some cardstock and put my post-it-notes and page flags on it.

Shaker insert for the center.

Pocket insert made from a file folder.

I had fun updating my Fauxdori. I'm sure I will be making more adjustments down the road.
Have a great Sunday everyone...Renate

Laminated Pocket Insert for my Fauxdori.

I started out with an 8 x 5 1/2 piece of paper. I glued the same pattern on the other side too. I also rounded the corners an inked the edges in walnut stain ink.

I added some Washi Tape in the center. It does not laminate well.

I found this tutorial on You Tube from Crystal & Company. I chose to make one big pocket and two small pockets on the other side. I adhered them with some double-sided-tape before putting it thru the laminater.

It turned out quite well, except for the center where I had the Washi tape. It did not bond with it.

I hope you will give it a try, Renate