I have become a big Maya Mist fan. ( Go HERE, here and HERE to see all the colors)
It started as a shortcut.
A quick way to color and cover chipboard but I got hooked on the richness of the Mist colors.
Sometimes I need a sample of the color sprayed on chipboard to use as I am working on my projects.
I used the extra tag that comes with some of the Maya Road products to make a little swatch color book.
Much the same as a decorator would use a paint sample book, I use my Maya Mist sample book. Except mine is tiny (click on the picture to see it in much bigger than life form!!).
Colors L to R (pink grapefruit, Bubblegum, Cotton Candy Cherry, Sunflower Yellow, Lemon, Cream, Hydrangea, Dark Cornflower, Blue, lime, Avocado, teal, Blue Raspberry, Silver and Gold.)
Aren't the metallics beautiful?
I can just hold my little swatch piece to my project and find the right color. I write the name on the back in pencil.
For store owners or anyone who wants a visual display of the colors, another good way to display the Mists is to create plain white fabric Cabbage Roses. I ended up mounting these all on a canvas to display at an event that was selling Maya Mists. It was a great way to display the colors.
Just a couple of ideas to help you pick out your colors easier. I need a visual of what the color will look like with my project, so the swatch idea works perfectly for me. Plus then I don't forget what color of Mists that I own.
A few posts ago Jennifer showed an adorable way to display Maya Road's gorgeous pins! Today I am going to share a couple of fun ways to use those pins! Here is the first project.
Pins can make great hanging embellishments for your canvas projects! Here I used Maya Roads canvas tag and simply cut my pins to any length desired, bent the pin, poked it through the canvas, and then bent the pin to close! Isn't that a cool effect for the bottom of a project?!
Now that we have done that we can start making our own jewelry with these gorgeous pins!
Another way to use Maya Road pins is to leave them completely intact and use them as a border on a scrapbook page!
I hope this post has inspired you to use your Maya Road pins is some fun and unique ways! Happy creating with Maya Road!! Shelley
I created this sweet and shabby banner for Ally Scraps and had so much fun with it...there is something I simply love and adore about creating on small surface areas...
Little canvases, or in this case, little banners, are so much fun to work with...they give you the opportunity to make each special and unique...to have its own personality...and the opportunity to use your favorite bits and scraps...and create little bits of beauty.
Using a paintbrush paint one scallop page and one plain triangle page with black acrylic paint. Let dry.
Cover the front of the plain triangle page with a glue stick type adhesive and attach a Bingo card. Remove the excess Bingo Card using a craft knife with the banner page placed on a craft mat. Sand and ink the edges.
Using a strong liquid adhesive attach the altered triangle banner page (bingo card) on top of the scallop page that has been painted with black acrylic paint.
Using Fabri-Tac attach the brown & cream trim and the black pom pom trim on top of the banner page as shown above.
Thread 7 buttons with cream embroidery floss. Using Fabri-Tac attach the buttons along the top of the banner page on top of the trim.
Cut a piece of black cardstock using scallop scissors to create a photo corner, attach this piece to the back of your photo that you have distressed the edges on.
Ink the petals of three cream flowers, apply liquid adhesive to the flowers and lightly apply crystal coarse glitter, tap off excess, let dry.
Cut a piece of cluny lace to attach to the bottom portion of the banner as shown above.
Using a glue stick attach the photo to the banner page
Attach cluny lace, three buttons that have been threaded with cream embroidery floss, baker's twine and brown pinwheel blossom
Attach three altered silk flowers just behind the brown pinwheel blossom.
Attach a vintage pearl pin and a green leaf pin between the brown pinwheel blossom and the three silk flowers as shown above.
Accent the pointed end of the banner with a large self adhesive cream pearl
Attach a gold metallic pipe cleaner to the top of the banner page to create your hanger. Tie a bow from brown and black seam binding that has been cut in half and frayed on the edges.
As far as I'm concerned, there just aren't many things that are more FUN than the Maya Road kraft envelopes. Usually I ink them, crumple them, stamp them, and load them up with Maya Road rub-ons. But this time, I wanted something a little more "delicate". I wanted them to be a little more FRILLY. One of the ways I dressed up an envelope was completely covering the outside with patterned paper. It's fun and easy. I used an oversized brad and an altered eyelet for the clasps. I added a few rub-ons and stickers and WOW~ great feminine envelope! I glued this one right onto the page.
I covered rectangle envelope with patterned paper but this time I achieved the frilly look by glueing cream ruffle edge trim under the envelope flap. I love the way it turned out! Instead of the envelope clasp this one has an old button (and underneath the flap is a hidden magnetic clasp).
This envelope is hole-punched so that there's more free space on the album pages. Of course, I couldn't resist adding a few rub-ons too!
I LOVE this album! I'll show you the cover, but if you want to see the finished product, keep your eyes peeled during peeks for CHA-S because it's already sporting some fun, new Maya Road summer releases!
I have had this mail box for ages and have tried to decorate 3 times now and never been happy with it.........til now!!! This time I am finally happy with what I have done. I made this to take to Creative Block in Brisbane Queensland with Caroline...Sadly it has a little mist spots now...
One of favorite MR products are the Trinket Pins,
the leaf ones especially. So I decided to make something to store, as
well as display them in my scrap area.
This project is super easy to make and I got to use up some scraps of patterned paper I had laying around too.
An embellishment box and chipboard borders are the main pieces needed for this project, as well as some styrofoam, (or floral foam) felt and of course Trinket Pins.
First cut a piece of foam to fit the inside of the tin. Glue the foam in place.
Cut and adhere a piece of felt to the foam.
Cover the tin with patterned paper. Add a scalloped strip of patterned along the bottom edge of the tin. Then add a larger scalloped borer along the top edge. (To add a little texture I folded and wrinkled the paper slightly before adhering it to the tin.)
Cover two chipboard borders with patterned paper and then paint the outer edges. Adhere the borders to the edge of the tin. (Use binder clips, or small clamps to hold the border in place until it dries.
Cut approx. 24 - 1/8" x 12" scalloped strips. Roll the strips up into tight rolls, add a little glue on the ends to hold in place and adhere into the center of each empty circle. (Use a pick and pull out the center of each flower slightly( as seen above).
Next apply your Trinket Pins to your "pin box".
Where there are leaves a tree isn't too far away! So just for fun, I made a
chipboard tree for the center of the pin box. I decided not to adhere the tree the box, instead the pins hold it in place, allowing it to be easily removed, if needed.
I have a weird quirk. I don't like eating leftovers...even if they come from a nice restaurant! I try to eat them, but I never enjoy them.
I do love, however, Maya Road leftovers! Sometimes after I'm done with a mini album or other project, I'm left with chipboard pages that I didn't need, and even an extra canvas envelope or two. I made this tag from the supplies left over from previous Maya Road projects!
Tips for construction: I cut the canvas envelope into pieces so I could use the top flap at the top of the tag, and the edge with the metal grommets at the bottom of the tag. I hung the wing chipboard from the grommets with extra binder rings.
One thing I neglect to do far too often is finish my cards on the inside. I always love how complete they look....they truly can be a gift in themselves, but I don't always take the extra few minutes to make a personal card even more personal.