Sharing my April Project Life pages today! I kept things simple on my cover page this month, and opted for mostly minimal embellishments. I recently bought the My Family stamp by One Little Bird from Studio Calico, which I used to make the title on the 4×6 journalling card. Absolutely in love with that stamp set!
Sharing my MarchProject Life pages today! My cover page for the month features a fun cut-out chipboard card from a past Studio Calico kit. I actually had a hard time putting this page together, as the green of the title card was a little difficult to match from my stash… but I managed to find a few cards that worked! I used simple patterned cards for my journalling, accented by a couple of Studio Calico stamps and simple straight lines drawn with a silver Sharpie pen.
After the success of my gold foil cushions, I decided to try another fabric project with Deco Foil – a tote bag featuring lyrics from my favourite Sia song!
I used the same technique that I used for my cushions – trace the words onto fusible web, adhere to the tote, then iron down the foil. It was a little fiddly to cut the individual letters out of the fusible web, as the backing paper wanted to lift off the smaller shapes before it had been ironed onto the tote, but if you’re careful it’s all pretty manageable.
I ironed down the words one row at a time to make sure everything stayed in place – when you’re working with lots of small shapes, it’s definitely easier to do one small area at a time. Another tip is to make sure the fusible web has cooled completely before removing the backing paper, because if it’s still a little warm, the paper will lift off bits of the webbing, resulting in more ‘patchy’ foiling in certain places. You can see where this happened on the word “I’ve” on my tote.
All in all this was a fairly easy project, and it took me about an hour and a half to complete from start to finish. I really like how the gold foil looks against the plain calico. I get ‘Elastic Heart’ stuck in my head whenever I look at this bag now, which is definitely not a bad thing!
I’m not much of an artist or a painter, but I when I saw this ombre heart painting on Apartment Therapy, I knew I wanted to give it a try. Then I bought some Deco Foil, and I thought – why not make the heart gold instead of pink? So that’s what I did!
Have you heard of Deco Foil? You can use it to add foil accents to any porous surface (i.e. paper, fabric or wood). It’s a product I’ve seen popping up in a few blogs, and I decided to give it a whirl! My first project was these cushion covers featuring two of my favourite things: ampersands and T-Rex!