Thursday, 14 December 2017
Don't like the paper - change it!
This is a short tutorial to show you how turn a paper you don't like into something fabulous. What I wanted to do was cut out some Christmas tree shapes. I started with the paper on the left, I just don't care for it, but the paper quality is good. I used an embossing folder and then used a sandpaper block to take off the top surface, but I still wasn't happy, so I turned it over and brushed on two colours of Metallic Gilding Polish. Now I was happy! I cut out my Christmas tree shapes and the Merry Christmas adding the gilding polish to that as well. I thought they were fabulous!
I put the rest of the card together and wanted to use the bauble diecut but it was the wrong colour and I didn't feel the shape of the trees fitted in with the rest of the design. So I trimmed my Christmas trees to give them more of a tree shape and used purple gilding polish so they matched the bauble. Then I had to change the colour on the Merry Christmas, I used gold and cream. Finally adding some gold to the background and the gold bow.
So if you have paper you don't like - do something with it, especially if it good quality. You can even stamp images on the back if it is white.