Sunday, April 3, 2011

For the love of paper!

So last night I was able to sneak out ALL BY MYSELF!!  I decided I wasn't going to waste my freedom on going food shopping or running other necessary errands.  I headed over to Legacy Place in Dedham to one of my absolute favorite stores, Paper Source.  After spending over an hour perusing all the fabulousness, here is what I ended up with:

Some cool large sheets of decorative paper...

This is hilarious, get it? baby shower wrapping paper!  HA, love it!

Some 3-D cardboard letters...

earlier in the day I was at the craft store A.C. Moore with the boys (yes, we made a scene, lol) I got some lovely ribbon...
Not exactly sure what I am going to do with it all...hoping for greatness.
I may try my hand at decoupage!

 Stay tuned for the results!

And we have some preliminary results:

I made these for Nolan and Sean's bedroom to go along with their pirate theme.  Arrrrrrrgh!

I wish I could give step by step instructions, but I was a bit of a mess.  I can give some tips.

Here are my supplies:

Flip the paper over and trace the letter leaving an extra 1/2 an inch...

(do you like my tracing tool, couldn't find a pencil!)

I was going to use this

But I couldn't get the jar open and my husband wasn't home, so I used Mod Podge

 I painted the Mod Podge on the letter and on the paper.
anywhere there was any kind of curve I cut slits.  For the "S" I basically cut fringe all around in.  Once you do this on both sides and you glue it on you can cover your "fringe" marks with strips of paper.


I did one side at a time, letting each side dry before I did the other.  When I finished each side I completely covered it with Mod Podge and then left it dry before continuing.  I wish I got the glossy one, the one I bought was matte.  Anyway, I covered up any "fringe" marks or blanks spots with strips.


Kelly said...

I can't wait to see what you create!

Kathleen said...

fabulous! Kat

Anonymous said...

Kel, I wish we lived next door to each other. This is right up my alley. I love paper and fancy ribbon. The way you treated the curves (clipping) on the letters is the way you would make perfect curves in dressmaking. Love the choices you made. Have fun. It's a great escape. Can't wait to see the cards you make. Carol

Julianne Saunders said...

Kelly, Kelly, So happy for you starting this, it's a great outlet... maybe we will be craft buddies! XO

Loopy said...

Great job! Those are so cute!

Kenda said...

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