Tuesday, 10 January 2012

OTP Upcycling!

Hi Everyone!

Please note this post is photo heavy!

My DT kit this month included some lovely 6x12in papers and embellishments from Pink Paislees Vintage Vogue collection and two bottles of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.  I decided to make use of my Prima packaging and create a mini album of the first ever scrapbook retreat I ever went to, Autumn Escape in Taupo.  You can tell how long Ive had some of this packaging by the colour of it :), its one of the original packaging.

I used a few techniques to decorate the packaging.  Embossing the cardstock and then dry brushing over it to highlight it with white paint.  Then I put some glimmer glaze into a Tim Holtz mini mister and lightly sprayed over the whole thing. With the Collections dress forms on the front, I embossed one of them and painted both with glimmer glaze and layered them on top of each other.  The glimmer glaze comes in a little 1oz bottle with a screw top lid and a brush attached, a bit like a nail polish bottle.  The colours I used were Aloha Green and Hawaiian Hibiscus.  I used the brush application to paint some white flowers in both of these colours to match the papers.  By the time I finished the album I decided I preferred the glaze to the mists because they're more versatile in that you can spray or paint so easily, instead of just having a spraying option.

Hopefully this has given you a few ideas to use Glimmer Glaze for, and that even smaller pieces of paper can be enough to decorate a mini album.  Its in the the shop now.  And wait til you see what I did with the scraps!

Happy scrapping everyone!


Tanz_20 said...

what a super way of recyling packaging! I have thrown so much away over the years, this has inspired me to hang on to it from now on!

Lainie said...

I love how you turned the packaging into a book and I love how you embellished it. Beautiful!


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