3 Things I Don't Punch Everyday and Some Projects With Them
This was a challenge to myself to use three materials that are not in my everyday range. They might be in yours, in which case, I would love to see what you make with them!
I have been very punch inspired lately, going in all directions. It started with decorating artist canvases and moved onto lighted wall art. Then I was inspired to see where else punches could go.
Paper punches are designed to punch paper and for the most part, we use them on scrapbook paper and cardstock. I used the same scalloped round punch for each of my challenge projects. Scallop punch in hand, I walked through my studio, house, and garage, sticking things in the punch to see what might work.
These are the first three materials that jumped out at me, and the simple projects I did with them.
I offer quick instructions. Maybe they will entice you to try them... or take your own paper punch around the house testing.....
A textbook nobody would buy back.
Punch 8 textbook flowers and one white cardstock flower.
Fold each textbook flower in half and in half again.
Put a dab of hot glue in the center of the cardstock flower. Place 4 folded pieces with points in the glue. Repeat with remaining four flowers, offset from the first layer.
Glue a button or gem in the center. Glue a pinback or magnet to backside. These are practically free to make!
Stitch all layers together with a button in the center. Bend up some of the screen flower edges. Excellent texture!
Use for any decoration. I like it dressing up this small gift box.
Cover the exposed denim with bleach from a Clorox Bleach Pen. I used the widest tip on the pen, and brushed from the paper onto the denim to keep the edges crisp.
It takes awhile for bleach to work on denim. I let mine sit overnight before I removed the tape and the freezer paper flowers.
Squiggle around them with dimensional fabric paint. I used white, but a color would be interesting too.
Have you challenged yourself lately?
Use your Vitamin C!
Posted by Kim at 3:56 PM