Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Workshop Wednesday Transformation of Cardboard Folders

 This is my version of a makeover for Cardboard Folders for the office.
 Start with plain folders. I found these at Kmart for $2 each. Bargain!

Glue some music paper or other collage paper to the front of folder,
 I have used #Decopage Matte Medium
Choose a stencil and apply design repeatedly over the front and side of folder using Gesso and a makeup sponge. The Gesso will act as a resist for our project.
Choose another stencil and apply texture paste through stencil, leave to dry. I used a Stencil Girl floral mask on this folder.
Next  choose at least three/four spray ink colours.
 I have used a combination of Dylusion Sprays and Kaisercraft Sprays.

Keep spraying over your design in different colours, adding water with a spray bottle, allowing some colours to run into each other.
 Keep the middle section fairly clear for where your inspirational words will be placed later on.

If you wish to lighten the intensity of the colours
 just roll over your texture with a roll of paper towel.
 As the ink dries and sinks into the texture the colours will lighten slightly. 
See what a difference a little spray of yellow can do!
To finish dampen a fan brush, dip it into Titanium White and splatter over
 the folder with random dots.
 When completely dry I have added some more texture leaves
 using # Decoart Media Crackle Paste.
Choose your saying, print it out and cut and paste into place using the matte medium.
 I have then given the whole folder a coat of matte medium for protection.


I can't stop making these! Great for presents for those organised people in your life or the ones that need a push to get organised!
For this folder I chose a different rose stencil, softer spray colours, more water  and more white speckles.

6 comments:

  1. I love this! I love the rose stencil in the piece above, is it possible to find out the name of it please? Its gorgeous!

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  2. Hi Hannah, I have used a mixture of flower stencils that I own, the scribbly roses are from Stencil Girl, the other roses I just bought off Ebay and are from china I think? Hope that helps. I also used one rose from a Crafters Workshop stencil.

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    1. By the way it is not my husband answering, I have no idea why his picture is coming up!

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    2. Haha!! Thank you so much for replying it is the very last piece, I love the rose design in that, its beautiful!

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