Thursday, February 4, 2010

Paper and Wood together make nice nice

A lot of you already use your scrapbook papers on different surfaces to create great projects. Here's a few projects I did in a workshop before CHA that uses that same idea with paper and wood.
Ok, this project has no paper in it but it does remind me of some of the scrapbook papers we have in the stores. The wooden box is similar to the square ones we have in the Ben Franklin stores right now. The box is just painted and stenciled with acrylic paints.

This project is a jumbo wooden clothespin that has been whitewashed with acrylic paint and covered with a strip of scrapbook paper. The wording was supposed to say"family" but I was thinking about my sweetie so I used this phrase instead. Ribbons add the finishing touches and I just need to clip a photo at the top.

This project uses a similar wall plaque hook that we have in the stores right now. For those red pieces, we used core'dinations cardstock and embossed and sanded them.The other fun touch was the pleated paper edge. We pleated and stapled it at the top to hold it together. My pleats aren't perfect but I kind of like it that way, makes it look more handmade.The staples are hidden by the top layer. We covered a chipboard flower and I sanded the edges to make it match.There was another phrase that was supposed to be there but I cut out the wording "material girl" instead since I don't know what I am going to hang on this hook.

This last project has layers of paper on a wood base with a hook. The layers of paper give it a "patchwork" look. All of the edges of the paper were inked  first. Yes, there is supposed to be a photo in the center but I just put the "Hello" to hold it's place.As you can tell by now, I take classes and tend to change things up so my sample is not like everyone else's.

Well, I hope this gives you some ideas of what you can do with your pretty papers on different surfaces. The main thing is to have FUN and enjoy your crafting time! Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Hey Joy ~ you sure were busy crafting! Great projects and ideas! TFS and have a great weekend!

  2. Hee Hee Hee..Yes, it was kinda crazy because we had less than an hour for each prject. good thing they cut most of the pieces for us!

  3. These are awesome projects! I really need to try out decorating a giant clothespin... it's been on my list for about 2 years now!! LOL!
    Jodi =)


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