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Three Paper Crafts From One Envelope Challenge

I’m sorry I haven’t blogged for so long but getting my YouTube channel up and running has taken so much of my time. I’m back now and hope to be a little more regular at posting here. 

I want to share a fun little challenge I am taking with the Paper Outpost Facebook group. This weeks challenge was to take one envelope and create three items from it. So here is what I did.

I started with this great kraft paper envelope.

I just cut it up into three pieces. For the two end pieces I used a glue stick to seal the flap of the envelope down.

I created two pockets and one flip up writing space to add to junk journals.

I added some paper elements, stamping and inking to the various pieces. These are the fronts.

These are the backs of the pockets. I didn’t decorate them too much as I may glue them to a journal page or tuck them under a tuck spot. Either way, only the front will really show.

This is the inside of the flip up. The back of the center part will be glued to a journal page.

I hope you try this little challenge for yourself and make three things out of one envelope. The link to the Paper Outpost Facebook group is:

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3469195439809733/

You have to become a member of the group to play along, but it’s simple to request admission to the group. Each week we will be given a little challenge to try and I hope to post all my projects here on glitteronmyface.

Making And Using A Mixed Media Master Board

I have been making a lot of junk journals lately and although I love making them I find something lacking in the repetative process. What is that something? Paper, paint and glue!!! I miss making a big mixed media mess. So I decided to make a master board with no end projects in mind but rather to let myself have some free play time.

First I just randomly glued papers to a large sheet of drawing paper. I also got out some tags to use up any leftover scraps. I even included some glittered tissue paper from wrapping Christmas gifts.

I chose a few colors of acrylic paint I thought would go well together’

I pretty much just scraped it here and there over the substrates with an old gift card.

The colors were too bright and garish for my taste so I toned them down with some white gesso. Then I splattered them with watered down paint for a fun effect.

I stamped over the painted with orange, black and white stencils. 

When the master board was completely dry I added a few doodles with a fine tip black marker and a gold marker. I then used dies and punches to cut out all these mixed media elements that I will be able to use on upcoming projects.

Here are the finished tags I made using some of the pieces I cut from the master board and the matching tag bases.

I encourage you to make some master boards and have fun getting paint and glue all over your hands! You don’t have to think of how you will use them until a later date. As a matter of fact it would be great to have a stash of master boards on hand for when you get inspired to create with mixed media!