Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Steam!

  I've been working on my steampunk ATC's for alpha stamps swap. The top three will be submitted, the bottom two I just did for fun. I wanted to do a dark steampunk ATC, hence the one on the bottom right.
I have seen steampunk with a gothic flare, so just wanted to try one. Hope you enjoy.
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

mini toliet paper book seperated

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Steampunk toliet paper roll pocket book

I saw somewhere that you could make mini pocket books out of recycled toilet paper rolls. Hum,, I had to try! So I did and you see the result. All you do is collect four (or however many you want in your book) flatten and crease the edges with a bone folder, glue or tape one end together which makes the "pocket" ( oh, first if you want to paint them, which I did so it wouldn't look cardboardy it gives a nice finished edge inside and out). Then cover with your choice of paper, and embellish. I am doing a steampunk ATC swap and wanted to try using that theme on this. I used a book ring to hold them together and used a nice ribbon and some charms. I cut large tags to fit inside. I haven't done anything to the tags yet, but they could be used for journaling if your in to that. It felt good to get back to doing some arty projects, I've been a busy Grandma helping watch my sweet little grandson,,, so precious, but do miss my "me" time in the studio! Until next time. Happy crafting
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