Hi Roadies! Stacy here today on the MR blog with a constructed clock piece for the home.
By chance, I happened to be in Ikea a while back, and I chanced upon a clock which costs me around USD1. I was wondering if I could alter it. After bringing it back home, I found the inspiration to dismantle it instead!
Using Maya Road Chipboard Book - dress form, I took out the piece with the bottom stand for this project. This time round, I decided to use napkin decoupage for a softer look.
A maya road mask (I must have used this many times over for other projects and I adore this mask very much!) - Soar Butterfly Mask - was added to create the wings for my dress form. This mask is repainted with gold and sealed with a paint sealant.
I then made a hole in the center of the dress form to encase the clock in the center.
Hey there, Roadies! Jess here today with an easy project with endless possibilities. Embroidery hoops are inexpensive and can be found in any arts and crafts store but offer a simple way to display smaller "canvases".
For mine today I went for a soft look and lots of Maya flowers!
Fit your muslin or fabric to the hoop and trim to about 1/2" around the back. Do not fasten the fabric until you have added any sewing you'd like to the fabric.
I wanted to keep the soft fabric feel to this hoop so instead of printing the photo on paper and adhering it I decided to print directly onto a piece of muslin. It's really quite easy!
1. Cut a piece of light colored fabric about the size of the cardstock you want to use. I did an entire letter size sheet at a time and save what I don't use for other projects. Iron your fabric.
2. Use spray adhesive on the cardstock and cover the entire sheet.
3. Carefully lay the fabric on top of the tacky side of the paper and press out all bubbles and wrinkles until it is a smooth sheet. Trim the edges if any overlaps.
4. Run the fabric sheet through your printer as you would any photo. Choose the setting for standard paper rather than photo paper.
Peel the cardstock off the fabric and there you have it. I sewed a rough border around the edge and frayed it a bit before adhering it on the main circle. This is also when I added the rectangle from the Maya Road canvas album for a patchwork look and sewed messy circles around the outer edge. I tucked a small scrap of burlap trim to the edge of the photo and added a couple of stick pins as well.
At this point you can position your fabric in the hoop and stretch it so it lays flat. I encircled the outside of the hoop with the fabulous fog vintage lace tape... perfect! I also added a circle of cardstock to the back of the hoop for stability and to make it more opaque.
At this point you can just go crazy with embellishment! I added "weight" to the bottom of the hoop with a swathe of flowers in various sizes. I chose gray and pink for my color scheme to match my daughter's room.
I also added a small cluster of chipboard hearts to the top after painting them and sanding the edges.
I've upcycled a gift box as the storage, I can write or stamp a message and give a good protected storage for the necklace. Simply use the Saltwater Taffy Fabric Tape adhere across the box cover, together with the Manila Shipping Tag, your friend can then open the box easily.
I used a pin to secure the necklace inside the box.
Hi Roadies! It's Jocelyn on the blog today with a non-traditional mini album.
A few months ago, Caroline sent me a Wood ATC Box. There were so many possibilities for this box! I thought about using it for storing life cards, organizing embellishments, or using the bottom as a drawer for a countdown calendar. Instead, I settled on using the bottom of the box as a drawer mini album.
I started by painting the box and adding a strip of October Afternoon Summertime patterned paper. The album consisted of pictures from last summer, so I kept the colors light and cheerful. I added a Felt Rose, a painted wooden cloud, and a loop of Pink Lemonade twine to finish the box.
The album included a mix of tags, envelopes, a glassine bag, homemade cards, and a few loose pictures--basically, anything that would fit into the box.
Here are most of the tags and cards:
....And here are a few close-ups:
I gilded the Smile Camera Charm--isn't it cute? I also added the Mini Pom Pom trim and Leaf Gingham Fabric Tape on this tag.
I'm addicted to these Sparkle Sequin bows! I want to put them on everything. I also layered the photo over the Doily Transparency--they're perfect for layering under photos.
I inked the Mini Scalloped chipboard and layered the airplane Travel Token to pair with my Maine harbor photo.
I journaled on the bag of this popsicle tag. The Wooden Tag is painted, and I layered the Tu-Tu Tulle flower over it.
For this tag, I painted the Antique Ornate Frame and layered the Felt Flower over it.
On this summer tag, I was inspired by the strawberries patterned paper. I painted the Mini Chipboard Button and gilded the cute Camera Clip.
Lastly, I had to have a tag with the Oh Deer resin deer. I also used the Vintage Pearl Flower and Doily Transparency.
Here is a picture of the whole box:
Fun, isn't it? I could see this project being modified for a gratitude journal or holiday countdown, too.
One of my favorite things to do with paper is to layer it. By layering lots of textures, colors and prints together it always creates a unique and interesting design. It shouldn't be much of a surprise then that I also love layering embellishments. If one is good, then two or three must be great!
I have a few cards to share with you today that layer embellishments. Maya Road makes that super easy with their vast array of stunning embellishments. Just when I think they can't get any better, they come out with something new. These cards feature some of the latest Maya Road releases all mixed up with some of the classics. It just goes to show you how well it all mixes and matches and gives you that wonderful, unique Maya Road look.
As with layering paper, layering embellishments is an easy technique. Actually I'm not even sure you can call it a technique. I like to combine different colors and textures together to add a lot of visual interest to a design.
By using a larger embellishment on the bottom and then working up, it clusters the embellishments together. There's nothing worse than "embellishment sneeze" which has random dots of embellishments all over the place. Arrange your product together to get a visual feel of the design before adhering it all together.
Speaking of adhesives, the best one I use for adhering a lot of dimensional embellishments is the simple hot glue gun. It easily bonds metal, wood, fabric, trim etc. together and will hold up for a long long time. The newer low temp hot glue guns are much easier on the fingers and work just as well. Make sure you are sure of placement before you apply it as this glue is not going anywhere once it's there.
When putting together embellishments, it may seem like a random mix of color and items but often I draw inspiration and a color scheme from the patterned paper on the project. In this card I've pulled the colors - pink, red, green and cream from the paper layers. It was also the inspiration for the style as the paper made me think of a vintage country style.
So there you have it...lots of lovely layers and embellishments. Have fun making your own custom accents by combining lots of wonderful product into a fabulous focal point.
Hey Roadies! I hope your summer is going fabulously. It's Katrina from Paper, Scissors and Glue here today on the blog to share a fun and funky summer themed layout with you. And this layout features some of the fun cut files, that's right, CUT FILES from Maya Road!
If you didn't know already, Maya Road has a blog for mini album and card kits that they sell also! Well, sometimes the kits come with digital cut files and the files are on that blog. You can find the blog and the link to the digital cut files I used HERE. PLUS, if you join the Maya Road Kit Chat Group on Facebook, you can find out all the info and when the kits go on sale first! I used the ticket cut file and the "let's go" card file on my layout from the Life's Journey kit.
Ok, enough about fun and free cut files! Let's get down to the details of my layout. I used a bunch of different fun stuff on my layout. First up is the Snapshot Wood Token, which I placed in the middle of the cut file ticket.
I had some fun with the Scallop Frames, Vintage Butterfly Pins, and Paper Leaves. I embossed the outside of the scallop frame with yellow embossing powder. I actually did it twice to get a deep color. I covered the inside piece with a section of the pattern paper collection I was using. I tucked a couple of the paper leaves (medium) behind the frame, along with the kraft butterfly pin. I opted to leave the butterfly the kraft color, but you could have so much fun with these!
I continued the kraft theme with a decorative kraft journaling tag above my photo. I attached a GeoTag Love clip with a stapler to the tag also. The stapler is a great way to attach the clips to your projects!
Well, that's all for me today. Enjoy your summer, make some memories and get them into a layout with some Maya Road goodies! You won't be disappointed!