using beginner ink-blending techniques! <3 So easy an elf can do it! ;)
Category: DIY embellishments
Beside the Point
Used some of my DIY pencil embellishments for this page. <3 They were so little.
I loved making these cute little pencil embellishments from scraps! I used scallop deco scissors for the sharpened edge on the pencil. Very fun. <3 I’ll share more details tomorrow!
DIY Pencil Embellishments
Today I’m doing a quick walkthrough of how I made these adorable pencil embellishments. I love them, they’re short and chunky and super cute (kinda’ like me! LOL).
First, I chose scraps to start with. In this case, I was making these pencils as part of a kit, so I chose scraps either directly from the kit, or that matched and coordinated with the papers I had in the kit.
Next, I trimmed the scraps to .75″ and cut similar sized strips out of kraft cardstock to create the wood element of the pencils. At this point, I also matched up some strips and layered them to create multicolored pencils.
Next, I trimmed the ends of the colored strips with scallop deco scissors. I did the same thing with some white strips of paper, then layered them on top of the kraft strips, which I simply cut into a point! I used tiny matching scraps for the pencil leads. :)
For a few of them, I trimmed some gold glitter washi and pink cardstock scraps to become erasers. For all of them, I used my smallest corner rounder to round off the bottoms.
Here’s to hoping my beautiful daughter is always willing to run forward through life–while still coming back to me to share her discoveries. <3
The kids *still* talk about this experience, so many years later! We will have to be sure to visit again when we are in KC next.
Watermelon Punch Art
A circle scallop punch for the rind, a circle punch for the flesh, and tiny hearts for the seeds. So many variations possible with this! And I love the sentiment. :)
Some sweet little watermelon slices, courtesy paper scraps, a scalloped circle punch, a slightly smaller circle punch, and a tiny heart punch. We’re doing this as a free make and take at our booth this week, come see us this afternoon in Raymore!
DIY “Washi” Sentiments
There were some beautiful washi stickers I saw recently, however, they had been a kit exclusive and I was unable to buy them. So, counterfeit it is! I went through my stamps, selected sentiments that were similar to the stickers, then matched up ink and background stamps to most closely mimic the look of the stickers I liked.
I stamped my background stamps onto vellum to achieve the translucent effect that washi gives, then heat embossed the sentiments in white to echo the original style. I ran the strips through my Xyron sticker maker, and voila! ;) Some gorgeous washi style stickers, all from my stash. If you scroll back over the past week, you’ll see the layouts I used these on!