if you are anything like me, after working on a project you look at your scrap desk & you have all of these little lovely scraps all around...& you just can't bear to throw them out...they just look so pretty :)
so here is a way to put them to good use & so you can stretch your scrap supplies a bit farther :)
*remember that you can click on the photos below to make them larger so you can see the examples better :)
after doing a layout with my kenner road kit i had a little pile of scraps that looked like this...you can use bits of ribbon, patterned paper, fabric, vintage book pages...any little scrap you wish :)
i pulled out a piece of scrap cardstock @ 4x6 & arranged little bits of the scraps on top till i got the look i wanted (*little note...don't get too married to your little scrap piece just yet...during the next step of gluing it all together you may find yourself changing little bits here & there)
next pull out your modge podge & a brush the glue on the cardstock stick those little bits down...(*this is the part where you may find yourself doing a bit of rearranging...i start at the top right hand corner & work my way around clockwise...take note of pieces, like fabric, that you may want to glue so that their nice raw edges are seen...this gives lots of texture :)
now wait for the modge podge to dry (it only takes a little bit)...turn your scrap over & trim the edges with your scissors & craft knife so everything is nice & straight
now we are ready to add some stitching to provide further texture & unify the little collage piece...
when you are stitching, go around the perimeter first, then work yourself around in a maze-like pattern, stitching down the edges of your little pieces so that it will look like a little quilt..you don't have to do every single edge & don't worry about being absolutely perfect...the stitching is just another textural layer here (you can go straight through a square if you wish :)...just stitch around until you've got the look you want...
now you've got a cute little collaged piece! just pull our a piece of kraft cardstock & a photo for a layout or pop it on a card :)
*that cute little bird is part of petrina mcdonald's chipboard line
here are some other projects where i've used this technique:
(the following 2 projects were made for tarisota collections)
on the chipboard stars for this banner
i cut a heart out of my cardstock & distressed it & then placed the collaged piece underneath for this layout
so grab your scraps, some modge podge & collage!
i hope you have fun with this technique!
& don't forget to post your LISTEN project by friday night, 11/14 :)