Paper Mash Up
Today we have another
use for those bits of paper
we can't bear to throw
away but still we are not
Angela Radford is going
to show us how she
manages all those bits.....
Here to show you something I've
made with some left-over
When looking through my stash I noticed these.....
I must have made them a long time ago and was
made with Mica stains and rubbed over with
treasure Gold wax.
I thought they would make great paper beads.
So here goes!
I've drawn the measurements on the back
of the paper to make it easy for you.
And here is a larger view. Top...
Next you need to cut along the lines.
Using a wooden skewer, roll the paper
starting with the widest strip (3/8"x3/8")
then go onto the next (3/8"x1/4")
which will narrow at the end ready to
take the third piece (1/4"x 0")
which ends in a point.
You will see that I've added glue along
the length of the strip.
You should end up with something like this.
For the long bead I used two strips (3"x3" and 3"x0")
and then repeat the process with these.
Close-up of the measurements.
At this stage I used a glue to seal the beads
on the outside which also has the effect of
And here is one of the round beads
wired and ready to be completed.
Now I hadn't planned to do a tutorial for the
background paper but it seemed a shame not
to show you how to make this so start off by
putting about three to four puffs of Pixie Powder
into a container and adding about three tablespoons
of water. Mix thoroughly and you're ready to go.
Apply with a paint brush onto a sheet of A4 paper.
Allow it to dry just a little and then
screw up tightly while damp.
Open it up, flatten out and allow it to dry.
Take your Gilding wax of choice and rub it
over the creases with your fingers ........
and yes, I am wearing gloves... Wimp!
When complete you get this which is just lush!
Obviously you can flatten it out more if you wish.
Had to show you the handbag charm in situ.
Sorry it's a bit lengthy today but hope
you enjoyed watching.
Happy crafting, Angela xXx"
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Thank you for a super project
Angela and not to mention
the bonus background tutorial
I had forgotten just how
effective paper beads can be
and with the Gifting Season
coming ever closer .........