Thursday, December 31, 2015

FOR THE NEW YEAR

Well, tomorrow is a new year and I just thought I'd give you guys a little something to think about doing with your scrap pieces of paper. Don't tell me you don't have any!

I have TONS!!
and I am always trying to figure out new and fun ways to use them.
So here is my latest.

First gather materials. Here I am using a sheet of polyurethane to work on. You could also work on a sheet of freezer paper shiny side up. A surface your papers will not stick to.
An acrylic medium of some kind...Mod Podge works good too...
and your scrap pieces of paper of course :)
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Next start laying your papers down overlapping a little and apply the medium. I like to work upside down. I'm kinda upside down anyway, so there ya' go! I lay my papers upside down on the polyurethane and apply a good coat of medium. You can lay them either way. This is just me.
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When finished, lay flat to dry. Takes a while.

tick tock tick tock.....
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So here is the finished new sheet of paper, right side up.
Now it looks pretty fun like this and you can leave it this way...
BUT...
I think I want to take it a step further and pull it all together with some stencils.
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 First I use the flower part of my stencil "Spring Flower Vase"



 Then I fill in with the "Circle Web" Stencil



and here it is....a brand new sheet of collage paper out of all those scraps!!


Now you can keep going with this....let it dry and add some more stencils on top and/or stamps. You could also do some Gelli Plate printing on it. Mess with it until you have it like you want it.
I am happy with this one, but sometimes it takes a while.

SO....get into those scrap pieces of paper and have fun this new year, making some new sheets of collage papers!!

I liked this process so much I did it with my bigger scraps too!! These are large sheets folded over.
Love it!! New sheets of paper I can do whatever with :)
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IMPORTANT REMINDER!!!!
Tomorrow is the drawing for the painted paper from 12/12/15 Blog. 
I will be drawing a name from the list of people that are members of this site...
HOWEVER, if you signed up anonymously then you won't qualify because anonymous means just that.....anonymous and I have no way of knowing you are on here.
So take a minute and go to the top of the page, on the left and check to see if you are showing up under "Join this site". If so, you are gold, if not :(


God bless your 2016!!!
Suzi




8 comments:

  1. What a fun project! I'll have to try it when I dig out from the mess that is my work table. :) My best wishes for a very happy 2016!!!

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    1. Thanks Lujean!It is really a creative way to make new sheets of paper! Happy New Year to you too my friend!

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  2. Wow...you come up with such great ideas! Can't wait to try this out...Happy New Year!!!

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    1. I'm a big "what iffer"!! lol!! This is really a very cool thing to do. Brings life to old paper! Happy New Year Jackie!! Hope you get to come back this year and we will do some fun things!!

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  3. Happy New Year . Time to go play with those scraps. The flower scrap looks like the napkin you got in Colo. Springs when you were here for a workshop... Again thanks for sharing...

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    1. It was a napkin! Not sure where I got it but that is it! Happy New Year to you my friend!! I'm coming back in Oct!! Can't wait! Plan to do 2 or 3 one day classes :)

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  4. This is very cool. I do something similar...but nowhere as free and easy as yours. Love it. You are an inspiration.

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    1. So glad to be an inspiration! Thank much :)

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