Thursday, December 6, 2012

Rustic Snowflake Tutorial

My last Arts & Crafts Fair for the holiday season is on 
Saturday, December 8, 2012.
It will be at the North Valley Academy from 10a to 3p.
Hope to see you there!

Welcome.  Today, I wanted to show you how I made my rustic embellishment pieces.  I didn't make a video, I took a few pictures.  That way, you won't have to wait through buffering, or delays in streaming, etc.
Lets get started!  I frequent a particular coffee shop, and so I started using some of my 'trash'.

keep your coffee cuff {smile}.
tear off one end.
 place the coffee cuff, texture side down on die
 (look how clean the edges are on the snowflake)
 paint the edges of the snowflake with paint.
(I used distressed picket fence paint.)
 dunk the painted snowflake in a tub of glitter.
 tap off the excess glitter.  
spray with Aqua Net hair spray.  
Let dry.
your snowflake is ready to embellish.

Here is what I did with my finished snowflake.

And here is what the whole package looks like:

I created another mini gift bag.  I used aqua mist card stock to make the panels that cover the brown paper bag.  I used various pattern papers from City Sidewalk by pink Paisley.  I used pool party seam binding.  The children playing in the snow, is actually a CTMH stamp set.  The 'don't open till dec. 25th' is a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set.  I used cream twine to tie a bow on the aqua mist button.
Thank you for looking.  I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful out of paper!

Happy Crafting!  hugs, Sharon W.

1 comment:

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh YEAH!!! I love that you gave a tutorial. It looked so beautiful on your last project. Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Lisa xx