|The table full of supplies|
Yesterday, a wonderful supportive daughter and friend participated in my "practice workshop". It looks like they were having fun. During this workshop, crafters learned to make cards from recycled materials using a variety of techniques including rolled paper beads, woven paper strips, collage and origami. We used recycled magazines, book pages, newspapers and blank cards. We also used paper punches and magic markers. Above are some of the tags we made. Below are some more cards:
|Tube bead & paper punch card|
Going through this practice workshop helped me time the activities and make a thorough list of supplies. I am sure this "practice" will be invaluable in making the workshop in November a total success. Besides the types of cards pictured above, we made a lattice card. This card is made from strips of recycled paper, the more varieties the better! To make a lattice card, just follow the directions below. You will be using a frame card, made to display photos
1. Put two pieces of ½” double faced tape on each end of a blank card that can be inserted in the frame. Lay ½” strips across the insert card spanning the two pieces of tape. Position the first strip in the center of the card. Then put 3 strips on each side leaving almost 1/4” on each edge. Butt strips next to each other. You will use about 7 strips. This forms the framework for weaving. Trim when done.
2. Now weave the other strips through the framework, going over/under every other frame work strip. Space strips evenly across the card. You will use about 9 strips. I used white strips here, so you could see the process.
3. When you get the strips placed the way you like them use a dab of glue to hold each end in place. Trim ends.
4. Once it is dry, slide insert card with paper weaving in the pocket, so it shows in the frame. Now decorate front of card as desired or write a greeting.
Try making a few of these cards, every card comes out differently!
Be sure to check my Etsy site this week.
Talk to you all soon,