Friday, April 11, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I wanted to show you all how wonderful the X-Press It Clear Gel Glue is.
So I made a little video to show you a little more about it and what you can use it on.
I love this glue, as you will see by my well loved bottle!
Hope you find the video helpful and if you haven’t tried the Clear Gel Glue before I can highly recommend it.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I just love being able to reuse household items to create something different.
I’m going to show you how I used X-Press It’s Triple Tac Glue to help create a candle holder.
The task called for a clean jar, tissue paper and some glue.
The jar would have been better if it was smaller but this one did the job.
You might see that i’ve used the gorgeous Hazel & Ruby tissue paper. It was perfect for this task.
It has a little more give than regular tissue paper and worked like a dream when I spread a layer of Triple Tac on the back.
I then covered the jar with the paper. I wasn’t too fussed by the creases, they just add to the dreamy glow later!
I could have left it at this step or I could have added some twine, which could have been glued in place if you wanted.
But I wanted a different glow so I gave the tissue paper a wash with some water colour before adding the twine.
The end result was a gorgeous glow.
Love that the Triple Tac dries clear and holds so well.
Can you imagine a row of these, in different sizes??
Or add some wire to create some hanging lanterns.
What great ideas have you got to revamp every day household items??
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Many of the album pages can now be written on directly as desired, however, I made a couple of little book inserts for interest and to maximise writing space these came together easily with the paper scraps left over from covering the pages, using a plain selection for the writing space and trimming the stepped edges with the co-ordinating papers.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
FabScraps Shabby Gate album
Fabscraps "Shabbylicious" papers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder
X-Press It Double sided tape
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
The very first thing I did was pulled out the back of the album and covered it with glue, using the X-Press It Clear Gel Glue. The quickest way, i’ve found, to do this is spreading it with a palette knife.
Next I placed the glue side down onto some pattern paper.
Using an emery board I removed the excess paper from the sides.
I repeated this process for two of the page inserts and using my finger I then added some paint around the edges.
I also added a coverage of paint to the gates
Before stamping over them with a text stamp and then embossed this with some Silver Moon Sapphire Embossing Powder.
I then added some touches of blue ink
Before adhering the gates to the page inserts.
Next I repeated the stamp/emboss process to a piece of FabScraps chipboard
And a metal butterfly.
And then put the frame together, tying it up with some ribbon.
I used a post card instead of a photo.
Really like the subtle texture the embossing creates.
I also left enough room so you could add either a landscape or a portrait 4x6 photo.
I didn’t fully glue the “Together” down so that a new photo could easily be tucked in behind.
Think this would make a great wedding gift,
Or even for Christmas.
Hope you are feeling inspired to create.
Happy Christmas to you all and I wish you all the very best for the New Year.