Hope everyone is well. What a glorious day it is going to be.
I am so excited. As a lot of my blogging friends know, recycling plays a huge part in my crafting. This week’s challenge theme over at Out of a Hat Creations is to use recycled packaging in your project. Yey!!!! Ooodles of scope for this one. The packaging can be anything from cans, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes… oh, the list is endless.
For my project, I’ve used some strips of card taken from some cardboard boxes and also some scraps of material from some old clothes.
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I have used a frame die to cut out the embellishment for the front cover. The card was a little think so I ran it through my die cutting machine, just through the rollers first, and then through with the die. I then painted on some white paint here and there.
I worked on each individual topper at a time, just adding bits of fabric here and there, and sewing it to the card board to build up the layers.
I tried to aim for 8 or 9 different elements on each page whether it be fabric, colours or embellishments.
I added buttons, a cinnamin stick, buttons, strands of wool and tags….anything really I could lay my hands on! lol!
A little piece of wire mesh and a minature metal coat hanger have been added to the page above and sewn on by hand.
I just want to share something on the page above. The faux felt flower center was created using 100% acrylic wool, wrapping it around in a circle shape, flat on the table and then blasting it with the heat gun. The synthetic wool melted together enough for what I wanted but I added a few stiches to secure it.
For the pages: I cut some strips of card to the size I wanted, again removed the outer paper and painted them white. I sewed them together, creating a spine and the pages and then added my toppers using PVA. The same as you would for a little paper book. If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to give me a shout.
Happy Crafting everyone. Tat tar for now.
Best Wishes Florence x