Happy Monday, G45ers! How are you this fine day? We have some exciting autumn projects for you to inspire your week. We know this is a fun time to fill your home with handmade treasures, so we have great ideas for you today from Donna Espiritu and Nichola Battilana. Nichola has a great tutorial to share as well. How fun!
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"Simple halloween paper decor you can whip up in just minutes. I played around embellishing the word BOO using cutouts from a paper from An Eerie Tale. I made the stand out of thick folded strip of paper and adhered the word BOO on a piece of banner style background.Nice piece to add to your Halloween decors." ~Donna
Next, we have this beautiful door sign and tutorial from Nichola. She shows you how to use an assortment of Graphic 45 collections to make a stunning piece!
"I’ve used two different Graphic 45 collections for my fall “Welcome” door signs, Couture and 12 Day’s of Christmas. I really wanted to demonstrate the vercitility of Graphic 45’s designs and colour pallet and encourage you to think outside the box. Do not be bound by the ‘theme’ of a paper line! Don’t be afraid to pull out that Christmas paper in August." ~Nichola
Here’s the process that I used to create my sign. Give it a try and add your own flair and style!
Step 2: Using THIS simple crackle paint technique, I prepare my base and affix the paper to the frame. HINT: Coordinate the background paint to the main colour in the paper you are using.
Step 3: Create this funny folded loop shape with a length of ribbon, holding it in place with small dabs of hot glue (or score tape). Make a second that is a mirrored image of this.
Step 4: Apply the folded ribbon, along with two lengths for ‘tails’ to the front centre of your sign. This gives the illusion of a bow without the bulk of knots.
Step 5: The ribbon ends will now be concealed by a large tag from 12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2. You can add a focal piece atop on the diecut. Here I’ve added an ornate door handle.
Step 7: When my main flowers and embellishments are in place, I situate the “Welcome” scroll just where I want it.
Step 8: With that in place I add my final embellishments, adding leaves, baubles and flowers from Petaloo.
Step 9: I complete the piece with a length of jute twine affixed to the back for hanging.
And here are the results using the same tutorial, but this time with the Couture collection:
For 12 Day’s of Christmas sign:
Graphic 45 Staples door knob
Blank sign base
White school glue
Assorted Petaloo blooms
What great ideas from Donna and Nichola! Thanks for joining us this Monday, and we hope you have a creative week ahead!
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