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.
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.
Hi Roadies, It's Belly here on the blog today. I don't like cooking, but I may sometimes make cookies and cakes for my kids, and sure I have few favorite recipes which kept in my to-try-list. I would like to show you today a kitchen decoration using a wooden spoon and Maya Road 5x5 Tab Ring Album, where I will use it to keep my recipes.
Hi Roadies! It's Stacy today for the very first time and I am super excited! Today I will be sharing a mini album I have made using the inserts of the Chipboard 5x7 Binder and binding this album altogether using Button Hole Stitching.
Actually, I had used up the Chipboard 5x7 Binder sometime ago, but did not use up all the inserts for the project. Using 2 of the inserts, it was an easy job to build up this album structure. I then covered the album with some left over cloth.
Since I also prefer chunky albums where I can add more layers to each page, I decided to use Button Hole Stitching with Maya Road twine as well. It's so sturdy and apt for the stitching to hold the album in place!
This is one album which is ready - just add photos and it would be good to go!
Let's take a look into the album:
I love how versatile the envelopes are - they serve as a nice background and holds all the odds and ends in place. In this envelope, I placed a kraft ticket and a photo tag. There is even more room for more tags or journaling!
Here I have used the hexagon chipboards as different layers to showcase titles and photo backdrops. The hexagon chipboard set is both useful in decoration and framing photos. Add a metal clip alongside to enhance the page with detail.
The chipboard tags and speech bubbles are my favorite embellishments! Here I painted them in teal color to give a pop of contrast color with the rest of the embellishments.
On the last page of the album, I have also added tickets behind the photo mask, for some hidden journaling or room for adding more pictures.
Hello Roadies, it's Melody here on the blog today. I have an 8 x 10 canvas to share. I have been working on adding some mixed media pieces to my studio. This on has definitely found a home!
I pulled out some pretty doilies, flowers, wooden and metal pieces, chipboard, stick pins and leaves and played until I came up with a layout I liked.
I thought I would share how the canvas looked before I added the embellishments. I started with a blank canvas, added a coat of gesso and black paint around the edges. Next I covered the canvas with patterned paper and used a stencil and crackle embossing paste to add texture.
Hello Sweet Roadies! Yasmin here today with my first post ever for Maya Road! Shaking in my pants because it's also my first ever blogpost with a video tutorial! 2015 is a year for trying out new things and I dare you all to try out something new today! :) Anyways let's get cracking!
I wanted to scrap this prescious photo of my youngest son who was born 7 weeks prematurely.. So he needed some extra help in the start of his life.
I've used loads of different Maya Road products on my layout like Kraft Doilies, Kraft Stars, Maya Mist and Chipboard Stars.
Would you like to see how I made this layout? Please take a look at my tutorial video! Like I said it's my first ever, so a bit nervous. Hope you all like it :)