Monday, 16 April 2012

Total Papercrafts kit 2 for April

Our second kit for April is crammed full of colour, perfect for these lighter, brighter days with more sunshine!  We have offset the colour with a solid black which really makes everything pop.  The technique this time is creating gorgeous dimensional flowers and leaves using 'Clearly for Art' plastic which can be combined with patterned paper to create stunning shapes that are rigid and have a high gloss.

The sample uses a single 6" x 4" portrait photo but could easily be adapted to accommodate a landscape photo.  While colourful, the patterned papers in the kit are muted slightly so they will work well with so many dfferent types of photographs and themes.  The sticker set included features words such as ' wonderful', 'friend', 'joy', laughter', dreams' and 'time together' so you can see its a really adaptable kit for just about any photo.

The kit includes: cardstock, 4 sheets of patterned papers (including embossed, foiled and glittered), a pack of embossed stickers, a piece of 'Clearly for Art' film, crystals and a paper template.

You will also need, a black inkpad, a border punch set, flower and leaf dies (these can be hand cut if you don't have suitable dies), a heat gun, 11" circle template or a large dinner plate, decorative scissors. I would also recommend that you have some tweezers to hand as the plastic can get a bit warm when moulding it.

I have fallen in love with Clearly for Art and can lots of uses for it both in my scrapbooking and maybe even in jewellery!  This medium is so simple to use and the effects are really quick to achieve.  As a bonus, if you don't like how you have shaped something, you simply reheat it and it will return to its original flat shape - that certainly takes the stress out of using something new!!

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