Fran•táge Friday: Paper Craft Planet
Each Friday, Paper Craft Planet shows you a technique using the new Fran*tage line of stamps from Stampendous. So much fun.
You can win all the stamps demonstrated, just by leaving a comment!
Today’s lesson is using gesso, crackle paint & some fabric, along with some beautiful stamps from Stampendous.
Sometimes slick surfaces can be tricky with Crackle Paint, but this Shabby Chic technique creates a 3D jewelry holder in the shape of a mini dress form & gets around that issue:
Okay let’s start. Raid your daughter’s Barbie doll collection.
Step 1: Use a bit of tissue to cover her up (so the tape doesn’t stick to the doll) and then use duct tape to tape over top. I believe this is Belle that Liam found in Emma’s room.
Stamps used for this project can be found here, from Stampendous:
Step 6: For the embellishments, stamp on some grunge board. It embosses really well and is much more hardy than regular card stock. You can use distress ink & colour the grunge board. Because the sentiment is embossed, the distress ink will rub off of the embossed area.
I had grunge board in heart shapes, but I just cut it to a straight edges.
Step 7: You can use old travel tags. If they are roughed up a bit the Tim Holtz distressing ink will settle darker in the creases.
Step 10: What on earth is gesso … it’s like a white glue that prepares the surface of your medium. In your craft store, wander out of the scrapbooking isles & head toward the paint section. Look for a dude with a big fro & that’s the gesso.
By painting the form with gesso, then adding paper towel & then painting over top of the paper, it creates a maché.
Step 13: Let it dry. About a bike ride to the park & playtime on the tire swing with 2 kindergarteners.
Step 14: Then for a nice texture, add some Tim Holtz crackle paint. There are a bunch of colours you can choose from. This took a bit longer to dry, because it was humid in the garage.
Want to win the stamps used in this tutorial? Comment HERE (click the link — comments on the linked blog post count. Comments here are just nice) and let us know what technique you’d like to learn. You have until Thursday at midnight, Eastern Time. After that, we’ll pick a winner through Random.org and announce that lucky duck on the next Fran*tage Friday.
Thanks to our good friends at Stampendous for sponsoring this event!
Edited: Here is the winner folks, congrats, JasminePatrick: