Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lindsay's Make and Take

I saw these adorable star decorations on Linda Albrecht's blog and couldn't get them out of my mind! You could make them for any occasion and dress them up however you like. Imagine how gorgeous they would look for the holidays with the Amber Road papers and some of the great embellies from the November kit!

The only thing I had to purchase for this project were the paper stars. I found them at Michael's for $1.00 and $1.99. Though this make and take may look lengthy, it actually took me no time at all.

Supplies:
paper shape (I chose stars, but they have TONS of options!)
patterned paper
acrylic paint
ink
glue
spray adhesive (or you could water down 1 tablespoon glue with 1 tablespoon water)
clear glitter (if you like)
sand paper or Basic Grey file (if you choose to have a distressed look)
embellies of your choice
1. Paint the backside and sides of the stars - you can use whatever color you like - I chose black!2. Cut patterned paper to cover the front of your stars. For the flat star, I simply traced the front and cut the pattern out. For the dimensional star, I cut 5 2.5" x 2.5" squares.3. Adhere the patterned paper to the star using a light layer of glue - be sure to spread the glue all over the star to avoid air pockets. Let dry for 5 minutes

4. Trim the excess paper off of the front of the star.

5. Distress the edges (and soften them up a bit) using sand paper or your Basic Grey file. You can also ink the dges and creases at this point if you like. I used black ink on the flat star and brown ink on the dimensional star.

6. Use spray adhesive to attach clear glitter to the front of the star. You can also use a mixture of 1 tablepsoon glue with one tablespoon water - this will take a bit longer to dry.

7. Embellish your creation!

3 comments:

  1. OOO so cute! They do look fairly simple but oh so cute!!

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  2. OMG! Those are adorable, Lindsay!! :)

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  3. OH MY!! I love these Lindsay!!!

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