Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for February 2010 is
Hello, I am Laurence. Mother of 2 children from 5 & 7. They are both my favourite subject on my scrapbooking layouts. I am passionate about all arts and crafts and love Stamping.. I bought my first stamp 7 years ago to make cards at the birth of my daughter and now I have to admit that I am really addicted to stamping!!! I love trying out and using different techniques and would describe my style as mixed-media . I also made and traded ATCs for a long time and have quite a large collection now. I joined in January the Design Team of InfinimentScrap, a new Company that designs its own rubber stamps.
Thanks Artz de Scrap for inviting me to be your Inspirational Scrapper for February 2010. I am really honored and hope my tutorial will inspire you.
Materials / Supplies needed: coat or trouser hanger gesso paint brush acrylic paints of different colours newspaper glue (wallpaper glue or pva glue) fabrics ribbons stamps embellishments (buttons, flowers, etc)
Instructions: 1. Decide where to position your clips. a) If you want to use your hanger to display your scrapbooking pages, check the size. You may also use your 2 clips separately to display two small pages. b)In either case, adjust the position of your clips before the next stage as you won't be able to move them after altering.
2. Apply a coat of gesso over your coat/trouser hanger. I used a plastic hanger and this first coat is necessary in order to adhere your paper to the surface of the plastic.
3. When the gesso is dried you can cut or tear strips of newspaper and glue them all over your hanger. Allow to dry.
4. I applied a coat of acrylic paint in 2 different colors and glued additional scraps of papers.
5. You can embellish your coat/trouser hanger with fabrics, ribbons, buttons, stamped images. I stamped "Limited Edition" (stamp by InfinimentScrap) on a piece of cardstock and adhered it on the front with double-sided tape. The "heads" (stamps by Zettiology) are also stamped on a piece of cardstock and attach on the back of my hanger.
Are you ready for Artz de Scrap's February Challenge?
Challenge: Alter a Plastic Flower
Theme: Valentine's Day
We can't wait to see your takes on this challenge!
Do link your submissions (on your blog) in the comments section and email us a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a wonderful RAK from our sponsor.
Here are our DT's takes for this Challenge! Designer Cabbie's Altered Plastic Flower!
Designer Felicia's Altered Flower Keychain!
Designer's Christina Altered Plastic Flower into a Necklace!
Designer's Cynthia Altered Plastic Flower!
(will be up shortly) Now that you've seen all of our takes, do share with us your creative ideas!!! You have till Saturday 27th February 2010 Midnight Eastern Time. International scrappers are most welcome to join in.
Are you a scrapper who likes to alter all things beautifully? Looking for unique artistic ideas as well as everyday, accessible projects that makes great gifts for friends and family? If your answer is YES, YES and YES, then you've come to the right Blog!!! Here at Artz de Scrap we are dedicating this site to inspire Scrappers through all the different altering techniques available and we will be sharing all the beautiful and unique creations by our scrappers.