Category Archives: Stash Busters

Today’s Art Adventure Is

paper cones.  I am making them from old encyclopedia pages and kraft paper.  These will be made into ornaments, angels and I have a wild idea to make a Nativity Set with them.  I’ll make the creche from paper tubes… … Continue reading

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What Does A Night Without Sleep

in my work room look like?  Well, let me tell ya… I made two large sheets of decorated paper, using techniques 26 (stenciling), 29 (sponge painting with 5 DIY sponge flower stamps I carved tonight-all different sizes and types), 21 … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Morsels: 14 & 15

Technique 14:  Easy Borders This is such a simple technique, we often forget it is one.  Here’s how to make quick and easy borders for your art journal pages: Magazine Pages 1.  Use colorful magazine pages and cut off the … Continue reading

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Inexpensive and Easy Gift Ideas, 11: Paper Tube Projects

Since surgery, I have been making paper tubes.  This is a lot of fun and they are really easy to make.  I began by gathering all my old magazines and cutting them up.  I cut each page into thirds, length-wise.  … Continue reading

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Remember When I Said

I could cut out a lot of die cuts for $350 bucks?   Well, I lied. I cannot cut out things for any length of time.  My hands and arms are killing me! I made several flower pattern shapes on stiffened … Continue reading

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DIY File Folders

Here is another use for unloved scrapbook papers.  And they are so simple to make!  Here’s how:  You will need two sheets of 12×12 heavy weight card stock or patterned paper.  Decide which sheet will be the backside of your … Continue reading

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Watercolor Pages

Shannon Green is a genius!  These are wonderful, DIY watercolor papers to use in your art journaling projects.  The colors are just lovely and the project is so easy to do.  Here’s how: Remove a book from it’s cover.  Take … Continue reading

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