Monday, June 27, 2016

Off the Page with Alicia

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia blogging today. I have an altered chipboard letter I made for my step son. He graduated this year, I hope he takes this to college with him.

I started by choosing my paper.  Then I traced the K on the back of the paper I choose.  I turned my K upside down so that my template came out correctly.  After cutting my K out of the paper I chalked up all the edges of the chipboard with Navy PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I suggest doing this after tracing your template since you the chalk may take a minute to dry on the chipboard. 

The fun part was cutting a bunch of gears out of various papers and chalking them up with coordinating inks. I added the brads to the center and adhered to my paper K. There were some with gear holes too big for the brads. I just added the brad to the paper then taped the gear down around it.  

Next, I used a combination of adhesives for adhering the paper to the chipboard K. I used mostly tape, some glue dots under the brads and a bit of liquid glue just along the edges to make sure the paper didn't come up. I find using too much liquid glue can leave wrinkles and bumps sometimes when drying.  

Here are some close ups of my gears:

I die cut some chipboard with my easel die to make this guy stand up. Finally, one sweep around with my Navy PowderPuff Chalking Ink to give it all a finished look.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Earth, Wind, and Fire 102, 111

Other Products Used:
Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Gear and Small Easel Dies

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Sue's Paper Crafts said...

This is fabulous, Alicia!!!! Excellent papers and gears, the "screws" are perfect.