By Jenn Mason
By way of blending rather uncomplicated jewellery making equipment with commonplace paper arts recommendations, Altered Paper Jewelry deals paper crafters, altered artwork aficionados, and jewellery makers inventive new rules for growing trendy and modern jewellery from attractive paper.
In this ebook, bracelets, necklaces, rings and different jewellery can be adorned and developed with came upon paper, pictures and lovely scrapbook papers. Beads could be formed from rolled paper, coated with decoupage, and molded with paper craft add-ons. Paper-like fabrics equivalent to vellum, transparencies, lessen plastic and printable cloth paper can be punched, reduce, reduced in size and rolled into mini wearable masterpieces. Paper could be folded into lockets, embedded into belt buckles, and fixed into specified shapes, all within the pursuit of private adornment. Illustrated step by step directions and templates incorporated.
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Now push in the first and third sections of the second two pages. 8. Lay the first two pages on top of the second two and push the toothpick through all four sections to hold the journal together. Cut the excess toothpick from the top and bottom. Use the cover template (page 120) to cut two covers from recycled cardboard. Adhere them to the front and back of the journal. Insert the journal into the locket. P U R E L Y P A P E R 31 32 A L T E R E D P A P E R J E W E L R Y Looking Good: Paper Bead Eyeglass Chain Materials I admit it.
When the piece starts to bend, remove the heat gun and finish shaping it with your hands. Repeat, if necessary, to get the right shape. 5. 6. Coat the top of the die-cut shape with gloss acrylic gel and adhere it to the back of the acrylic piece. Let dry, then trim off any overhang with a sharp craft knife. Coat the back of the acrylic shape with matte acrylic gel, being sure to seal the edges of the paper. 7. 8. While the gel is still wet, swirl in small amounts of fluid acrylic paint to create a watercolor effect.
For this bracelet, each collage is slightly different, but you could tell one continual story as the bracelet wraps around your wrist, or you might choose to create a story and duplicate it in each frame. Don’t forget to pull out your fine-point scissors and your tweezers—this is an up-close and personal endeavor. 1. 2. 3. 4. Remove the clear plastic (and sample photo) from each frame. Using the clear plastic as a template, choose a section of decorative paper to showcase, and trace around the plastic with a pencil.