Friday, August 9, 2013

August Tutorial - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello!  I have a couple of fun tutorials for you today!

 I want to share with you how I distressed my fence, and how I created my ribbon flower....both items which are found in the August Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

  Using a craft knife,  I cut the fence to my desired length.  The chipboard is awesome and cut cleanly with the knife.
 I randomly dabbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink here and there on the fence.
 Once dry, I dry brushed Gesso to the fence giving a rustic, distress appearance.
 When the moisture of the gesso blended with the ink, the ink bled adding to the rustic nature.

  In creating the flower, I started by tying a knot in the end of the ribbon.
 I pinned the knot to a coaster to help stabilize the ribbon making it easier to work with.  Any stiff piece of fabric would work.
 I twisted the ribbon as I wound it around the knot. 
 Gently keep winding and twisting as you go until you reach the desired size of flower.   
 Stitch through all the layers to prevent the flower from unraveling.
 Turn over and admire your work!  :-)
I hope you enjoyed today’s tips and tricks!
Thanks for stopping by!