The members of the ScraPerfect team decided to do Altered Paperclips to show different ways each of these can be made and these are earth friendly. My project is Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial. Using a few leftover bits, ScraPefect – Best Glue Ever, Embellie Gellie and Best Cleaner Ever along with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital images.
This is one of those projects where you can dig around in those paper punches and scraps of paper and make something beautiful.
For those that love video tutorials here is the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.
It really makes me happy to see all the items laid out on my desk for a project. How does it make you feel?
The products and supplies used for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.
- ScraPerfects, Best Glue Ever, Best Cleaner Ever and Embellie Gellie, Medium No Clog Writing Cap.
- Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital journal kit images.
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, True Turquoise, Sapphire
- Book Page 6.5 x 9.5 inches in size
- Distress Ink, Vintage Photo
- Ranger Blending tool
- Word created on Silhouette Cameo 3
- Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint
- Scissors by Fiskars
- Fiskars Rotary Paper cutter
- Flat back rhinestones
- Eyelash Yarn
- Punched shapes – butterflies, hearts, label
- Handmade Lace Stencil made with Cricut Explore Air
- Scraps of paper to make a mat and tag
For those that like a step by step tutorial please enjoy the following photo Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.
To begin, fold the book page in half and then tear or cut on that fold line. Fold one of these pieces in half, then unfold and apply ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever on one side of the fold, press closed. Fold the page in half again.
Open the fold and place a paperclip on the folded edge in the center of the back. It will look like a booklet. The front is where the decorations will go.
Apply BGE around the paperclip and paper. Press closed.
Place the altered paperclip base into spray box, apply lace stencil and spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.
Use a scrap of paper to mop up the overspray. This can be used to make another altered paperclip or other projects.
Take out the sprayed base and prepare for the next step.
Apply Distress Inks around the edges of the Calico Collage Digital Image from the Day Dreaming Kit.
Place a fine line of BGE around the edge of the back of the image.
Affix to the blue mat that has had distress inks applied to the edges.
On the back side of the mat apply a thin line of BEG but leave the top open so that this can become a pocket. Attach to the Altered Paperclip Base.
Next, we will make a tag to go into the pocket. Using a strip of scrap watercolor paper round the top corners with a 1/4 Crop-A-Dial corner chomper. Then apply Distress Ink around the edges. Add a swirl of BEG on the top edge and lay a piece of flat lace over the glue. This Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial is almost done.
Layer the Oval Scalloped shape and the domino image on top of the lace.
Cut a piece of eyelash yarn about 1/2 long and add a drop of glue on the Altered Paperclip Base lower right corner. Touch the punched heart to the glue and then sandwich the eyelash yarn between the heart and the base. Do the same with a butterfly on the tags left side.
Attach the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Cap to the Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint bottle.
The fine point on the Medium No Clog Cap is great for adding touches of glitter paint.
Draw with the Tulip Glitter Paint around the butterfly wings and down the body. Add a drop of Glitter paint to the heart.
The Best Cleaner Ever is a perfect way to prevent your no Clog Tip from clogging. Just dip the end into a drop of the BCE and replace the cap. It will be ready to use the next time you open the bottle.
Time to attach the rhinestones using the Embellie Gellie. It is a lot easier than using tweezers. Place the tags into the tops of the paperclip base. The Earthday Embellished Paperclip Tutorial is done.
ScraPerfect has also decided that when you visit their blog and upload a photo of your altered paperclip they will give each person a gift certificate for free shipping. In addition, if you leave a comment on the same post stating what ScraPerfect product you love the most or want to try the most they will pick one winner by the end of April to get their choice of product. It is so easy to enter, so go do it so you can win!
What will you make for your Earthday Altered Paperclip? Got a favorite theme you like to use? Or favorite colors? Look forward to seeing what you share over on ScraPerfect blog.
Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.
My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.