Spark Some Creativity Saturday at the Kraaft Shaak
Happy Saturday Everyone!
This month, the Kraaft Shaak Design Team is bringing you our spin on back to school projects. I went digging through my mixed media kit for what I was going to use. I knew I wanted to make some type of desk set for the teacher. And I was determined not to let that red burlap scare me anymore! My project turned out to be a mix of paper craft items and a bit of mixed media fun.
I used a mix of the map pages in my Old Book Pages sampler, along with some red dot scrapbook paper to cover the jar. I simply used satin Mod Podge to apply them because that's what I had handy! I added red grosgrain ribbon along the top and bottom edges using red liner tape. I also used the red liner tape to add the burlap strip around the middle of the jar.
Next, I drew a simple apple shape on red card stock and cut it out. I also cut a couple of leaf shapes from green cardstock.
For the leaves, I took my sample of 3d Gloss Gel and coated the leaves. I then added glass beads in peacock green and set them aside to dry.
To give my apple some shimmer, I mixed a little bit of Lindy's Magicals in Rudolph's Nose Red with a bit of water and brushed it on the apple. Instant bling!
|All dried and attached to the pencil jar.|
For the next part of my project, I decided to make a 2016 desk calendar for the teacher. These have been a super popular item for me. I dug out a cute little school bus stamp I had, stamped it in Memento ink and colored the image with my Copic markers. Quick and easy!
The third component of my teacher set is a note card portfolio. I continued my school bus theme throughout. The portfolio holds four 4.25" X 5.5" note cards with envelopes, and four little 3" x 3" cards with envelopes. Teachers always need cute ways to send notes home to parents, right??
I added a little extra pizzazz to this little bus, giving an extra scallop layer from the red card stock that had the shimmer applied to it. The black outline was added with a Micron pigment pen and really made it pop off the background.
Here's how the finished set looks together.
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